Oranges and orange juice

Florida orange crop gets pulped by Hurricane Irma Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Irma hit Florida last week, sparking a sharp rise in the global price of orange juice concentrate

Milk prices

Average farmgate milk price back to 2014 levels Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The UK average farmgate milk price, excluding retailer and processor bonuses, rose to 27.78ppl in July

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Pork prices remain high as slaughterings decline Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

UK pork prices have remained high year on year alongside tight supplies

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Ice cream makers seek alternatives as vanilla shortage bites Subscription

23 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

Average price per kg is now just under £600, some 110% higher than last August

Wales sheep

Welsh food and drink exports soar by almost 20% Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Exports from Welsh suppliers hit £337.3m, up 19.8% year on year, according to Welsh government data

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NFU cautions over 'constant boom and bust dairy cycle' Subscription

10 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Farmgate prices have failed to keep up with record prices for cream and butter at wholesale says union

Tesco bananas

Tesco ups banana price as import costs soar Subscription

07 Jul 2017 | By Beth Gault

Tesco’s unit price for bananas is now the highest it has been since April 2015

soy beans

Commodity prices: rising demand for soybean oil pushes up prices Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Rising demand for soybean oil has pushed prices up month on month

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Banana prices hiked by crop disruption in South America Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Banana wholesale prices are up almost 20% year on year after poor weather in Central and South America hit production…

Sainsbury's Fish Counter

Sainsbury's increases salmon prices by 14% as supplies tighten Subscription

08 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Fresh salmon prices have risen by 14% on average across 23 SKUs in Sainsbury’s

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‘Seeding’ not common practice, say sea salt suppliers in wake of Hebridean case Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Hebridean Sea Salt is currently under investigation by Western Isles Council and Food Standards Scotland over questions about its provenance

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Mondelez sees commodities costs rise despite falling cocoa prices Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Confectionery giant was unable to take advantage of lower prices because of hedging arrangements

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Frost 'will not slow' England's booming wine industry Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Media reports of “any pronounced, long-term impact” have been overstated, says Chris White, chief executive of Denbies

Waitrose empty shelves

First spinach, now courgettes, tomatoes and peppers hit by short supply Subscription

18 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

Supermarkets are struggling to source some fresh produce items due to poor weather across Europe

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

Spanish rain

Salad shortages set to hit new year health kicks Subscription

22 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Key growing region Murcia, which provides 80% of Europe’s produce in winter months, has been reduced to 30% capacity

clementines one use

Unhelpful weather shrinks Christmas easy-peelers Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The traditional clementine in our Christmas stocking is likely to be smaller than usual this year

Palm Oil

Major brands accused of using palm oil produced by child labour Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

Report by Amnesty International claims palm oil company Wilmar employed children as young as eight on plantations 

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Global food prices up 9.1% on last year Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Global food prices rose again last month and are now almost 10% above last year’s levels, according to new UN figures

Palm Oil

Mondelez International updates its sustainable palm oil plan Subscription

15 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

The chocolate giant announced this week it was extending its Palm Oil Action Plan

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EU steel market put under pressure by price hikes Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

ArcelorMittal has raised its prices of flat steel products for Q4 in Northern and Southern Europe

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Crude oil prices up after Opec production cut agreement Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Crude oil prices have risen after Opec members agreed to cut production for the first time in eight years


Soaring British wheat prices spark Brexit food inflation fears Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Prices are up across all grades of British wheat, with UK feed wheat futures rising 14% to £131.50/tonne since the Brexit

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Concerns over lower production drives feed wheat prices Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Overall wheat production in the EU for 2016/17 is forecast down by 9% year on year at 145.3m tonnes

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Milk prices on the rise as production drops Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

In August, UK milk supply fell 7% year on year, to 1.1 billion litres

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Weather hits tea production in Sri Lanka and Kenya Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Sri Lankan tea producers have been affected by heavy rains and floods

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Fipronil scandal causes processing egg shortage Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The year on year price of shell eggs for processing has risen by 83.6%


Spanish oranges set to stay dear as production falls Subscription

15 Sep 2017

Prices for Spanish oranges remain slightly higher than last year

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Polish apple production fall to affect juice Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Apple juice prices have risen due to forecasts of reduced Polish apple production for 2017/18

tinned tuna

Tinned fish prices sent sky high by raw material hikes Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket prices for tinned fish are surging as suppliers warn margins have been battered by high raw material costs

soya beans

Soyabean oil prices up Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

Soyabean oil prices have risen due to falling global production alongside new legislation

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Olive oil quality hit by smaller crops and price pressure Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Surging olive oil prices are contributing to rising amounts of low-quality olive oil hitting the market, experts warn

soya beans

Cost of soyabean oil rises Subscription

31 Aug 2017

The cost of soyabean oil has increased due to falling crushings


Supply fears for Canadian prawns Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Coldwater prawn prices have risen due to a negative outlook for Canadian fisheries for the 2018 season


Fipronil scandal hits European egg prices Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Michael Liberty

Just over a month after the fipronil scandal broke, the volatility in the European egg market shows no sign of abating

plastic water bottles

PET prices increased by 'force majeure' at UK plant Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

PET prices have risen in the UK due to low supply after a ‘force majeure’ incident at the Lotte Chemical UK plant

palm kernels

High domestic demand drives down palm kernel oil exports Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Palm kernel oil prices have increased month on month in August due to low carry-over stocks and high domestic demand

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