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Mackie's profits hit by 250% rise in price of cream Subscription

02 Mar 2018 | By Peter Taberner

Growth in chocolate bar sales as well as exports to the Far East helped ice cream maker Mackie’s grow sales

Craft beer

Cardboard cost hikes push beer brands towards plastic

02 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Surging costs are putting small beer brands’ ability to sustainably package their products at risk say craft brewers

Egg powder

Post-fipronil boost to egg supplies eases EU prices

15 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Egg yolk powder and processing egg prices are now falling sharply in the EU

Soy animal feed

Struggling soy crop set to hike price of animal feed Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

A drought in Argentina could push up the price of soy-based animal feed this year, experts warn


Houmous price hikes make for costly Veganuary Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Average prices for supermarket houmous have increased by a whopping 12% since January 2017

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Wheat cost hikes force up Kingsmill prices at the mults Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets are hiking prices on Kingsmill after Allied warned it could no longer absorb the rising cost of wheat


Prices drop as butter and cheese supply increases Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The record butter prices of 2017 have started to reverse following an increase in milk fat supplies


Hurricane Irma to blame for orange juice price hikes Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Hurricane Irma hit Florida – a major orange producer – at the end of last year

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Sainsbury's ramps up olive oil prices again Subscription

19 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The retailer this week hiked prices on 21 SKUs across own label and branded bottles…


Dairy price volatility could return in 2018, warns Promar Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

After a year of high dairy commodity prices, dairy commodity prices are set to fall next year

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British shoppers to pay more for their turkeys this Christmas Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Wholesale prices are currently up 16% year on year [Mintec]

Muller Milk Tanker

Müller to pay Direct milk producers 1.5ppl less from January Subscription

01 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

It marks the end of a sustained period of price rises by the dairy giant and the wider dairy sector, amid tightened dairy commodity supplies

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Palm oil and palm kernel oil prices on the rise Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Palm oil prices rose as reserves failed to meet demand despite a recovery in production and 24% increase in stocks


California raisin and sultana prices rising Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Prices have been increasing for raisins and sultanas as Californian farmers brace themselves for a smaller crop


Wine prices to be driven up by global production slump Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Unfavourable climate conditions, including particularly bad weather in Western Europe, saw production drop 8.2%

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Apple juice and crude oil both pushed up by supply shortfall Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Apple juice prices are up due to a shortage of the fruit in Poland, a major supplier to the EU

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

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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

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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…


Cocoa prices surging after two-year low Subscription

16 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Prices are surging again on the back of rising demand and tightening global stock

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Cotton prices rise to 2014 levels Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

An outbreak of pink bollworm has damaged the Indian cotton crop…

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Falling supplies push up dried grapes prices Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Prices for dried grapes including raisins and sultanas continue to increase

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Cold snap sees electricity demand soar Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The recent cold snap in Europe drove higher demand for electricity in the EU and UK


Turmoil in Latin America pushes up banana prices Subscription

01 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Political unrest, poor weather and interrupted transport facilities have all contributed to rising banana prices in the UK…

Cocoa beans

Cocoa beans up due to harvest concerns Subscription

01 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Cocoa bean prices have increased since the start of the year due to dry weather in Ivory Coast and Ghana

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Indonesian import changes hike rice price Subscription

22 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Demand for rice in Indonesia has skyrocketed thanks to a government edict allowing 500,000 tonnes of imports in

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Dried fruit prices on rise ahead of Easter Subscription

22 Feb 2018 | By Jara Zicha

Producers of hot cross buns and Eccles cakes are facing higher dried fruit costs


Closures and feedstock costs drive up polystyrene Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Polystyrene prices have risen due to factory closures and rising feedstock costs


'Sluggish' sales set to hit red meat prices Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The GB average prime cattle price was 357.03p/kg in the week ended 3 February…


Cotton prices up due to demand on US stocks Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A global shortage of good quality cotton and tightening supplies in India have driven higher prices

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Global food prices fall with slump in sugar Subscription

07 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Global food prices have fallen compared with last year, driven by a sharp plunge in the cost of sugar



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