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Poor lambing conditions continuing to affect price Subscription

Lamb prices in the UK have begun their seasonal decrease but remain higher than the same period last year

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Côtes du Rhône wine

Is price fixing behind Côtes du Rhône wine cost increases? Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The French competition authority ruled that Côtes du Rhône winemakers have behaved illegally


Shortages and Ramadan demand set to hike watermelon prices Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Warm temperatures in the UK have increased demand for the fruit


UK petrol price surges after Trump's Iran withdrawal Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Motorists are paying on average 5.5p more for unleaded and 6p more per litre for diesel than they were in April


Egg yolk market still recovering following fipronil Subscription

25 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Egg yolk powder prices remain significantly higher than the same period in 2017…

orange juice

Citrus greening disease sends prices up Subscription

24 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The impact of citrus greening disease has reduced the sweetness of oranges in the US

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Algo-trading is a threat grocery has to take seriously

23 May 2018 | By Violeta Stevens

Markets such as cocoa and coffee are being targeted by short-term investors using computer-driven algorithmic trading, warns Violeta Stevens of Union Hand-Roasted Coffee


Carrot prices pushed up by falling production Subscription

17 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Falling production in Southern Europe has led to price increases on carrots

coffee beans

Low coffee stocks see prices climb Subscription

17 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Consecutive seasons of low production have left coffee stocks low over the past three years

Vanilla ice cream

Madagascan vanilla prices past the peak Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Panic over a vanilla shortage reached fever pitch this week

oil prices

Oil prices at highest level since 2015 Subscription

03 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Falling yields in Russia and OPEC member states has rattled oil markets

Muller Milk Tanker

Müller to increase milk price for farmers from 1 June Subscription

30 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

Price rise follows stabilisation of commodity markets and comes as supplier looks to recruit more farmers

farming weather

Wet weather hinders spring crop planting Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

While last week’s sunshine has helped farmers plant some spring crops, more rain this week has further delayed planting

maize prices

Smaller US maize harvest hikes prices Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Maize prices have increased on last month after new data suggested US farmers would plant fewer hectares of maize than was


Kraftliner prices up after weather affects harvest Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Kraftliner prices remain high year on year, due to increases in feedstock pulp costs


Global supply pressures push up wheat prices Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The US crop has entered spring with the worse condition rating since 2002

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Dried grape prices up after short crops in California & Iran Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

This in turn is pushing up UK prices for raisins and EU prices for sultanas

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Hop grower Brook House selling direct to brewers online Subscription

17 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Herefordshire grower is selling on the Lupulin Exchange, with plans for its own sales portal ‘in the near future’


High demand over Easter pushes up lamb prices Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Prices remain higher year on year driven by lower imports from New Zealand

Cocoa Butter

Action on cocoa output pushes up cocoa butter prices Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Ivory Coast Coffee and Cocoa Council last month suspended programmes for the 2017/18 season

Palm Oil

Palm oil prices fall as production rebounds Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Palm oil was this week trading near 2,4000 Malaysian ringgit (£463) a tonne



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