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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EU launches electronic organic food certification scheme Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Scheme is designed to reduce risk of fraud and boost traceability

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Food imports must be a Brexit negotiation priority, says BRC Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

BRC survey found retailers directly import £5bn of food products and £15bn indirectly through wholesalers and manufacturers

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Pro-Brexit fishing group warns 'Cod War' could return

20 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Fishing for Leave says any dispute over access to UK waters after Brexit could quickly escalate to levels last seen during

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Snap general election on 8 June: the food & drink industry reacts Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Theresa May has announced a snap general election. Here’s how leading voices and organisations from the world of grocery have reacted to the news.

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Volatile day for sterling as PM calls snap election Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The surprise announcement is set to lead to a volatile day on the markets and for the pound.

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Brexit patriotism has its price limits Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

One in five consumers are more likely to buy British food following the Brexit vote, research from YouGov has revealed

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Coco Pops packs shrink as Kellogg's takes out sugar Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

A big box of Coco Pops has been reduced from 800g to 720g, while the 550g box now weighs 510g

Salami slicing: Peperami is reducing its snack to 22,5g from 25g.

Peperami and Doritos get smaller as shrinkflation hits snacks Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The meaty snack has been trimmed from 25g to 22.5g while sharing bags of Doritos are now 180g, down from 200g

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Spirits prices soar...and not just at Pernod Ricard Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some brands have been subject to double-digit price hikes

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Waitrose hikes banana price again in face of rising costs Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Price for 1kg of loose bananas rises to 75p as retailer cites increase in costs

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Waitrose hikes banana price again in face of rising costs Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Price for 1kg of loose bananas rises to 75p as retailer cites increase in costs

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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.

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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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Britain votes to leave EU

Amid distraction, we must trade in the here and now Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Adam Leyland

As if the nation hasn’t been asked its opinion enough in the past three years

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Worried about chocolate, prime minister? Then hunt for a plausible Brexit trade strategy Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The great and the good maybe hopping mad over Cadbury dropping the word ’Easter’ from its National Trust egg hunt promotion, but what about a Brexit sweetner for food and drink trade deals?

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Keep investing and keep your technology options open

04 Apr 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Changes in business rates and unfavourable currency exchange are just two of the challenges facing retailers…

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Food & drink industry is showing unity in the face of Brexit Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

What was your favourite bit about Article 50 day?

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Securing a good Brexit deal for the grocery sector

29 Mar 2017 | By Susan Kramer

Susan Kramer of the Liberal Democrats says food & drink faces tough times if the government doesn’t deliver a strong Brexit deal



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