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


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%

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

pork one use

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

wine grapes vineyard

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 

crop field

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

steel one use

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


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…

White cottage loaf and wheat

Surging wheat costs set to hit bread prices Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Allied Bakeries warned this week it would be forced to pass on losses incurred in the wake of surging wheat cost


Rising import and labour costs drive up price of fruit Subscription

03 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Pineapple was one of the big risers in this week’s Grocer 33, and exclusive research by The Grocer shows it’s not alone

Apple juice

Apple shortage continues to hit juice and concentrate prices Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Apple juice prices remain on the rise as shortages in Poland continue


Turkey prices on the way up as Christmas looms Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

An upturn in seasonal demand has started to drive up turkey prices as buyers build stocks ahead of Christmas

Pigs in blankets

Ample supplies push UK pork prices down Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Pigs in blankets shouldn’t cost the earth this Christmas, thanks to a drop in the price of pork over the past two months


Banana prices at more normal level after summer dip Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Banana prices are now returning to normal levels following a dip from July to September


Irma crop damage pushes up orange juice concentrate Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Orange juice concentrate prices have surged in the wake of Hurricane Irma


Heavy summer rains hit pumpkin quality Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

UK growers have warned that a wetter than usual summer has had a significant impact on pumpkin quality for the 2017 harvest


Higher demand pushes up price of cocoa beans Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Cocoa bean prices have risen due to higher demand following a period of low prices


UK beef prices pushed up by weak pound and fewer slaughterings Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

UK beef prices have risen due to a drop in cattle slaughterings and a weaker pound…



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