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.weekly retail roundup

By Matthew Valentine

Mars Bars are getting new packaging, using paper-based wrappers that can be more easily recycled than plastic.

There have been calls to take action to prevent retailers from ‘profiteering’ by raising prices further during the ongoing inflation crisis.

This isn’t a new thing. While today we worry that online retailers are destroying the high street, we were already banging on 25 years ago.

Two decades ago Aldi and Lidl were, relatively, fringe players in the UK compared to the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets which then dominated sales.

Retailers are making the most of the chance to push their loyalty schemes as a way for consumers to save money.

The retail sector is facing a unique set of headwinds as the first quarter of the 21st century edges closer to its end.