Brexit

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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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

Mr Kipling

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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Retail growth will stagnate under Brexit and Trump says KPMG Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retail Think Tank members predict overall retail growth of just 0.5% in 2017

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Price rises, shrinkflation and margin pressure - the year ahead Subscription

22 Dec 2016

As Brexit-driven inflation begins to bites, PwC partner Stephen Oldfield examines the fallout for supermarkets and suppliers - and the opportunities and threats ahead in 2017.

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Britain to leave single market, says Prime Minister Theresa May Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out remaining in the single market as Britain negotiates an exit from the EU

Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate

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

Loved By Us Festive Ploughman Sandwich

Sandwich makers call for return to ‘use by end of’ labels post-Brexit

11 Jan 2017 | By Julia Glotz

‘Use by end of’ labels reduce confusion and prevent food waste, the BSA says

Mr Kipling

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

Andrea Leadsom

Leadsom promises post-Brexit red tape purge

04 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Environment secretary pledges to slash bureaucracy in bid to ‘set farmers free’

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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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Retail growth will stagnate under Brexit and Trump says KPMG Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retail Think Tank members predict overall retail growth of just 0.5% in 2017

marmite

Price rises, shrinkflation and margin pressure - the year ahead Subscription

22 Dec 2016

As Brexit-driven inflation begins to bites, PwC partner Stephen Oldfield examines the fallout for supermarkets and suppliers - and the opportunities and threats ahead in 2017.

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US food and drink industry wary of UK future Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The uncertainty of future trade arrangements with the EU is weighing more heavily on the US food and drink sector than any other, a report has found this week.

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UK food and drink makers must push harder into China - Leadsom Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

UK food and drinks suppliers should be doing more to trade with China as the UK gets set to begin the process of exiting the EU, Defra secretary told an export forum

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Ways to manage two years of uncertainty

17 Jan 2017 | By David Sables

Marketplace uncertainty is here for at least two years, so we can’t easily assess the spending mood of swathes of consumer groups

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The Great British Brexit Mystery continues Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Farmers remain in the dark over future plans for their industry after environment secretary Andrea Leadsom’s speech in their own backyard

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Farage, fishing and disentanglement from the EU net

22 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

Fish stocks don’t respect international boundaries but is Britain heading into stormy waters as it fights, post-Brexit, to save its fishing industry?

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Unity in challenging times Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Ian Wright

I am so proud of the way my FDF colleagues mobilised so quickly in the wake of the EU referendum

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Navigating the new world of rising import costs Subscription

13 Dec 2016

The latest trade data by the Office for National Statistics confirms that sterling’s post-Brexit slide has significantly impacted the price of imports, signaling new challenges ahead for the UK food industry.



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