wheat

Global food prices fall for fifth consecutive month

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

Grocer Price Index

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Shoppers feel the crunch as new wine duty hikes kick in

Exclusive research by The Grocer reveals the supers have passed a significant portion of the tax on to customers

Almonds

Plant-based diets helping to raise price of almonds

Current almond prices are up 10% year on year as consumers seek plant-based protein

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Vanilla and cardamom prices spiral after poor weather

Suppliers have found themselves at the mercy of a 30% spike in cardamom prices after shortages emerged

Bananas

Global banana glut sees wholesale prices fall

Average prices of imports to the UK are down 11p/kg on the equivalent week to 21 January during the past two years

Commodities

Why food and drink faces a volatile, more expensive 2019

With Brexit, the US-China trade war and El Niño in the mix, grocery should brace for a tough year

Palm Oil

Boost to palm oil prices as Indonesian export levies eased

Prices have been pushed up further by Malaysia announcing a review of duties and taxes on the commodity

soy

US-China trade talks boost soybean prices

Prices for US soybeans came under pressure last year after China imposed 25% tariffs on US soybean exports

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Nigerian demand hikes Thai rice price

Prices were further driven by increased sales to the Philippines amid lower supplies due to typhoons

cocoa

Cocoa prices inflated as wet weather hits Ivory Coast

Further upward pressure has been added by lower stocks in Europe and the US

chicken

Chicken prices hit record levels after CO2 crisis

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

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?

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

Tesco potatoes

Potato shortage to blame as price of crisps and chips soar

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

cocoa

Increase in demand drives up price of cocoa

Farmgate prices for cocoa from the Ivory Coast have also risen

wheat

Global food prices fall for fifth consecutive month

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

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Trade war uncertainty hikes price of copper

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

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

Pumpkins

Big pumpkins in short supply this Halloween

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

Beer

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

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?

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