Hummous/Hummus/Humus

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

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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

Oranges

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…

Butter

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

palm oil

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

Sultanas

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

Vinyard

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%

apple juice

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

Madagascan vanilla bunch - single use

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

first milk dairy cows

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

fairtrade banana

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

Natalie Crayton - Hebridean Sea Salt

‘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

cocoa pods chocolate

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

cocoa

Cocoa surplus set to mitigate price rises Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Cocoa prices are set to rise this year, but the world isn’t facing a shortage just yet

apple juice

Apple production shortfall to drive up juice price Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Global production of apples is forecast to fall 3.2% on last season to 76.2 million tonnes in 2017/18

soy

A year of stability? What 2018 has in store for prices Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Britain’s era of cheap food came to an inglorious end last year as food prices surged in the wake of the drop in sterling 

gas hob cooker

Pipeline cracks push up oil & gas prices Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

Electricity and gas prices continued to rise in the UK

electricity lightbulb

Winter and fuel price hikes drive up cost of electricity Subscription

14 Dec 2017

Electricity prices have risen in the UK as winter bites

sultanas

Raisins and sultanas get pricier as farmers move on Subscription

14 Dec 2017

While slightly down this month, both raisin and sultana prices have been rising steadily in the EU and UK

apple juice

Production shortages continue to hit apple juice prices Subscription

30 Nov 2017

Apple juice prices remain high as Polish production shortages continue to hit hard

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Brussels sprouts 'crisis' fears prove to be unfounded Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

A mild summer and late start to autumn should ensure Christmas tables groan under good quality brussels sprouts

lamb

New Zealand dairy trend raises price of lamb Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

New Zealand’s lamb population has continued to decline as farmers move to more profitable dairy farming

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Colder weather sees electricity prices rise Subscription

23 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

European electricity prices are climbing seasonally, with France more dependent on electrical heating

lamb

UK lamb cheaper than New Zealand for first time in six years Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Michael Liberty

Brits might be tucking into more home-grown lamb this winter, with UK prices falling below New Zealand’s

rolled steel

Import duties rise on hot rolled steel Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Last month EU import duties on hot rolled steel rose to help protect the domestic market from lower-priced imports…

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