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Wholesale prices for dairy, meat, fish & poultry, fruit & veg, ingredients and packaging

Wholesale pricing information from Mintec across dairy & eggs, meat & poultry, fish, packaging and dry ingredients. Includes fruit & veg, skimmed milk powder, PET, cod and haddock as well as lamb, beef, pork and chicken

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Chicken prices hit record levels after CO2 crisis Subscription

22 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

Soaring feed costs caused by a global shortage have also led to the price increases

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Trade wars, extreme weather and disease pose threat to food prices in 2019, warns report Subscription

15 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Trade wars, disease and extreme weather are threatening to cause volatility next year, according to the bank’s annual Outlook report

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Do Defra’s plans for 'fair dealing' with farmers add up? Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

New proposals could see the government intervene in pricing negotiations by giving farmers access to wholesale sales data from processors

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Potato shortage to blame as price of crisps and chips soar Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The UK potato planted area fell by 4.4% year on year to just 117,300 hectares in 2018 – the third lowest on record


Increase in demand drives up price of cocoa

08 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Farmgate prices for cocoa from the Ivory Coast have also risen


Global food prices fall for fifth consecutive month Subscription

06 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The drop was the result of falling dairy, meat and oil prices

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Trade war uncertainty hikes price of copper Subscription

02 Nov 2018

Copper inventories in warehouses have fallen over 60% since the 2018 peak in June

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Crude oil: How Trump's Iran sanctions are putting a squeeze on chocolate and toothpaste Subscription

01 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

As fmcg giants warn surging transport costs will push up prices, we explain the impact of US policy on crude oil prices


Big pumpkins in short supply this Halloween Subscription

26 Oct 2018 | By Rutika Ghodekar

High temperatures and low rainfall over the summer months restricted the growth of British pumpkins


'Huge rise' in beer cost base predicted for UK brewers Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Poor barley production is already leading some wholesalers to pass on significant price increases

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Can the food & drink supply chain cope with rising costs? Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By James Halliwell

Currency swings, supply shortages, mergers and Brexit are escalating commodity volatility


'Terrible' lambing season to hit price and supplies into 2019 Subscription

18 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

Average deadweight lamb prices hit a peak of 619.5p/kg on 19 May, up 29% on the same time last year

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Egg contracts not worth paper they are written on: trade body Subscription

17 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

BFREPA is to create model supply contracts for members as many agreements with packers do not even refer to the price paid for eggs

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Olive oil prices to hold steady despite Spain bumper crop Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Spain is expected to produce 1.6 million tonnes in 2018/19, up from 1.25 million tonnes last year

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City Snapshot: Nestlé vows to blacklist palm oil suppliers Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Swiss food giant Nestlé has announced plans to blacklist palm oil suppliers which fail to comply with its responsible sourcing policy, Unilever’s board continues to face shareholder pressure over its HQ U-turn and what’s on in the City this week.

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Dairy supply recovers from heatwave effect, says AHDB Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

According to the AHDB, output recovered soon after the heatwave broke in early August


Strong Kenyan production to push down UK tea costs Subscription

28 Sep 2018

Tea suppliers should face lower costs after production of Kenyan tea rose by 15%

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UK winemakers set for bumper harvest following heatwave Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

West Sussex’s Nyetimber said the summer heatwave created the ‘perfect conditions’ for winegrowers


African swine fever is ‘major threat’ to China’s pork Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The disease has a 100% fatality rate for pigs in its most virulent form

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Soyabean prices fall as US-China trade war flares up Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The price of US soyabeans had recovered slightly after falling to below $8.20 per bushel



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