Organic food labels "trick" us into thinking food is healthier and tastier

Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 3 April 2013 Putting an organic label on ordinary foods can trick shoppers into believing that they are healthier, taste better and have fewer calories, new research suggests. Known as the 'health halo effect', previous studies have shown that we perceive foods labelled as organic to be healthier. Now, scientists at New York’s Cornell University have found the label can influence much more than health views – perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'.

Two shoppers seriously injured when one lands on top of another when he fell from third floor at Westfield centre

Two shoppers seriously injured when one lands on top of another after falling from third floor at Westfield centreMan fell from upper floor at shopping centre and landed on top of anotherBoth men taken to hospital with serious injuriesMan who fell had leg and pelvic injuries, while second man had head injury and back pain By James Rush PUBLISHED: 18:23 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:53 GMT, 7 February 2013 Scene: Two men have been taken to an east London hospital with serious injuries after one fell from an upper floor at the Westfield shopping centre, in Stratford, and landed on the other outside the Party Fiesta store A man fell from an upper floor at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford and landed on a shopper walking underneath. The two men had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident this afternoon. Police were called to the scene after stunned shoppers saw the man fall from an upper floor and land on the pedestrian outside the Party Fiesta store, on The Arcade, in the shopping centre

"Hundreds of shoppers" may have witnessed double fatal stabbing in city centre as police quiz 23-year-old man over attack

'Hundreds of shoppers' may have witnessed double fatal stabbing in city centre as police quiz 23-year-old man over attackTwo men in their 30s were stabbed in the centre of the city last night By Paul Milligan and Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 20:06 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 12 January 2013 Hundreds of shoppers may have witnessed a double fatal stabbing in Birmingham city centre last night, police have said. Two men in their 30s were stabbed in the centre of the city just before 6pm last night

Shocking moment 33-ton shark tank burst in shopping centre injuring 15 people as it sent shards of broken glass flying into a crowd

Caught on camera: Moment 33-ton aquarium bursts in shopping centre, showering crowds with LIVE SHARKS and shards of glass | UPDATED: 08:43 GMT, 27 December 2012 This is the shocking moment a 33-ton glass shark tank suddenly burst leaving 15 people injured by flying shards of broken glass and a torrent of water. The tank was an attraction at the entrance to the Shanghai Orient shopping centre in China's second city when it shattered without warning on December 19. Eight of those hurt were customers and the rest were shop assistants and security staff.

United Nations of Bargain Hunters: Britons find themselves at the back of the queue as China and Middle East lead rush for designer brands

United Nations of Bargain Hunters: Britons find themselves at the back of the queue as China and Middle East lead rush for designer brands | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 26 December 2012 Like every sensible sales shopper, Ghada Alhajji set herself a spending limit yesterday.

One for you, one for me: Online shoppers treat themselves to a Christmas gift every time they shop

One for you, one for me! Online shoppers treat themselves to a Christmas gift every time they shop (and sometimes more than one…) | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 24 December 2012 There is just one more night to go until stockings are opened and gifts are unwrapped, and some of us are waiting with eager anticpiation to see what fortune will bring us. But according to a new study, a great many of us aren't satisfied with relying on Santa or loved ones to bring us the perfect gift. A survey has revealed that nearly half of us have been treating ourselves to at least one Christmas present with every purchase we made online this festive season

Tesco spends 28MILLION on private jets flying executives around the world

Tesco spends 28MILLION on private jets flying executives around the world Retail giant's spending on private jets for senior staff reached new high last year Firm has spent nearly 29 million on private plane journeys since 2005Spiralling costs revealed after Tesco issues first profits warning for 20 years | UPDATED: 11:12 GMT, 24 December 2012 With its famous motto of 'Every little helps' Tesco has made its fortune by meeting the needs of cost-conscious shoppers. But the supermarket giant appears to have been less thrifty with its use of private jets for senior executives – spending 8.9 million flying them around the globe last year alone. Since 2005 the firm has spent nearly 29 million on flying executives to different parts of the world, according to information filed at Companies House.

Christmas 2012: Desperate stores slash prices again as shoppers shun the high street

Desperate stores slash prices again as shoppers shun the high streetMany retailers make more than 40 per cent of sales and profits in the run-up to ChristmasBut they are faced with a slump in the numbers coming through their doorsThe figure is down by 5.7 per cent in out-of-town malls, 5.5 per cent in shopping centres and 2.1 per cent on the high street | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 19 December 2012 Desperate retailers are slashing prices as shoppers shun stores, with numbers down by up to 5 per cent compared to last year. Many retailers make more than 40 per cent of sales and profits in the run-up to Christmas, but they are faced with a slump in the numbers coming through their doors. The figure is down by 5.7 per cent in out-of-town malls, 5.5 per cent in shopping centres and 2.1 per cent on the high street, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Amazon brings forward its sale to Christmas Day to take advantage of festive shoppers

Amazon brings forward festive sale to 9am Christmas Day to take advantage of online shoppers trying out new gadgetsLast year, online shoppers spent 186million on Christmas DayCustomers were logging on to their favourite stores as early as 6amDebenhams say children's clothes are most popular Christmas Day bargainHarrods' winter sale also starts online on December 25 | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amazon has followed in the footsteps of a slew of other retailers by bringing forward its Boxing Day sale to Christmas Day. The online store expects this December 25 to be its busiest after spending on the day trebled over the past five years, in part thanks to families trying out Kindles, iPads and tablets they have been given as gifts. The proliferation of smartphones, home broadband and other gadgets also makes it much easier to make a purchase – and the price-cuts will make logging on as tempting as another slice of Yule log.

Christmas shopping: High Street pins hopes on biggest festive bonanza since credit crunch as shoppers spend 2BILLION over the weekend

High Street pins hopes on biggest Christmas bonanza since credit crunch as shoppers spend 2BILLION over the weekend Almost a quarter of a million head to Bluewater in KentExtra trading weekend coming up has raised hopes of record sales Retailers offer discounts of up to 50% nine days before ChristmasSavvy shoppers ditching brand loyalty in hunt for bargainsSupermarket price hikes mean an expensive Christmas dinnerNearly 12.75m British men still haven't started their present buyingFirst time December has four retail weekends before Christmas since 2007London's West End saw 200m spent during bumper weekend | UPDATED: 18:09 GMT, 17 December 2012 Christmas shoppers spent up to 2billion on Saturday and Sunday in a crucial two days for present buying – with the upcoming extra December trading weekend promising record sales. London's Oxford Street was jam-packed with people while almost a quarter of a million headed to Bluewater in Kent and the Bullring Centre in Birmingham had a million visitors in a week