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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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

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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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

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Exports of food and drink break through the £20bn barrier Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The new figures from the FDF show China was the fastest growing market, with sales up more than 50% year on year

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British Sugar report identifies Brexit export 'opportunity' Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

MD Paul Kenward said EU laws had resulted in growers wasting huge amounts of sugar beet grown in the UK

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Food & drink bodies warn of Northern Ireland Brexit chaos Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Food and drink companies have urged the government to tackle a looming crisis in Northern Ireland because of Brexit

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ABP: meat industry must maintain EU standards after Brexit Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

ABP UK MD Tom Kirwan said the UK should resist a reduction in meat production standards in order to target new export markets

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Shoppers plan to abandon brands as Brexit hits bill Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers would abandon brands for own label, switch to cheaper supermarkets and even cut back on chocolate

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Inflation leaps to highest level since June 2014 as food prices rise Subscription

14 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Inflation has hit its highest rate for two-and-a-half years, driven by the dramatic slowdown in falling food prices since the EU referendum and rising fuel costs at the pumps.

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Video: Growers tell MPs why they struggle to find seasonal workers post-Brexit Video

10 Feb 2017

Watch Chris Chinn of Cobrey Farms explain why his company finds it harder than ever to recruit seasonal workers

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Ten Acre named as 'Export Champion' by government Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The rapidly growing crisps and popcorn brand already exports to more than 40 countries

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Dispatches 'reveals' obvious consequences of Brexit Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Less than a year post-EU referendum and, shock horror, the price of our shopping basket has gone up

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Your Brexit procurement in-tray

16 Feb 2017

the opportunity arises for the humble procurement function to shine in the Brexit transition

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Has Brexit put an end to the era of cheap fruit & veg? Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

There is a risk that suppliers will send their produce elsewhere

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Brexit could mean a flood of US foods the public don't want Video

08 Feb 2017 | By Chris Elliott

Much of the recent discussions between Theresa May and Donald Trump were centred around a trade deal

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Big ag shows how to weather Brexit

08 Feb 2017

Food and drink companies facing Brexit will need to find strategies to uncover efficiencies



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