Welcome to our special page on the UK's pending exit from the European Union. We have pulled together our own articles on the impact of Brexit on inflation and food and commodity prices along with latest analysis from our expert writers and contributors, as well as respected external sources to give suppliers and retailers the complete picture and latest news as we prepare to leave Europe

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UK food prices return to inflation according to official statistics Subscription

21 Mar 2017 Updated: 21 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The price of UK food and non-alcoholic drinks rose 0.3% in February after 31 consecutive months of decline, according to the Office of National Statistics.


City snapshot: Finsbury Food Group warns it must recover rising costs Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Finsbury Food Group has said “further cost recovery” will be required in the second half after flat first half sales

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Freddo bar set for 20% price increase as cocoa prices rise Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Move is a “last resort” to manage costs, insists Mondelez

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Marmite prices up as Brexit-driven inflation hits spreads Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The mults have kept a lid on the price of 250ml jars, but other SKUs are more expensive

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Premier Foods mulls rsp hikes in response to cost pressure Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Move is in line with the rest of industry, insists Batchelors owner

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Brexit, inflation and wage pressure 'will deter spending' Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Almost half (48%) of 2,000 consumers polled by Retail Economics believe they will have less disposable income in 2017

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Post-Brexit border delays risk alcohol smuggling resurgence Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association said the UK faced “delays and gridlock”


Industry trade bodies call for ambitious free-trade deal with EU Subscription

26 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The BRC, FDF and NFU want to “avoid costly and disruptive customs checks, processes and procedures”

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Brexit to bring 'opportunities & challenges' to fresh sector Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

BGA CEO Jack Ward said there were “immediate issues” that needed to be addressed, such as access to labour

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Migrant labour fears unfounded, claim government ministers

16 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

They told the Efra Committee there was “no evidence” the food sector had faced any difficulties attracting migrant labour

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Meat inspection rules set for post-Brexit overhaul Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The FSA admitted to “uncertainty over the future shape of official controls following Britain’s exit from the EU”

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Supply shortages and Brexit drive complaints about retailers Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon said retailer forecasting behaviour was one of the key themes of the recent tide of complaints

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Nigel Farage urges scrapping of all EU fisheries rules

03 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The government should “tear up” all EU fisheries rules, Nigel Farage has urged

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Greggs rules out 'shrinkflation' as ingredient costs spiral Subscription

28 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside has promised its staple sausage rolls won’t be affected by ‘shrinkflation’ as the chain seeks to combat the growing threat of rising ingredient prices.

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Hotel Chocolat's Angus Thirlwell on cocoa, Brexit and online Subscription

22 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Hotel Chocolat announced yet more positive results in the form of a 28% rise in pre-tax profits for the latest half-year of trading, we talk to the company’s CEO & co-founder 

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Leadsom plays down prospect of lower quality US meat flooding UK Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Andrea Leadsom insisted the government would be ’clear’ in any free-trade discussions on production standards


UK food & drink is staring down the barrel of Brexit Subscription

20 Mar 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Article 50 will be triggered next Wednesday. Time to get serious about negotiating the right deal for UK food & drink

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Labour shortages post Brexit challenge self-sufficiency notion Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Uncertainty about labour supply throws into serious doubt the idea we can become more self-sufficient in the wake of Brexit

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Pushing Britain’s buttons: online grocery goes patriotic Subscription

15 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

A ‘buy British’ button would be fantastic news for British producers. It’s not that far-fetched, either

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The benefits of next-level data interrogation

09 Mar 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Sometimes, we obsess about day-to-day performance to the detriment of bigger changes

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Price rise refusals could be bad news for UK shoppers

09 Mar 2017 | By Chris Elliott

The fluctuations in currency exchange rates have been well documented since the vote for the UK to leave the EU

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