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

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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

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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’…

Scampi Fishing

Long-term decline in landings 'affecting scampi supplies' Subscription

11 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The supplier has increased the amount it pays crews in a bid to halt a decline in supply, with landings in key fisheries the Clyde and Irish Sea were down 18% last year

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Dry weather tightens US wheat supply Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Dry weather in the US has tightened supplies in the wheat market…

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Pineapples in demand as sales rise 15% at Tesco

26 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Demand for the fruit has hit an all-time high over the past 12 months

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Ivory Coast strategy pushes up cocoa prices Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The Ivory Coast cocoa and coffee council has suspended projects to boost production in an attempt to increase prices

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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

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

butter

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%

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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

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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

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

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

Lamb

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

soy

US soybean futures hit by tariffs tit-for-tat Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

America’s second -biggest crop got dragged into the looming trade war with China

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Beast from the East drives up electricity demand Subscription

29 Mar 2018

Electricity prices shot up as the demand for heating increased

salmon

Salmon prices pushed up in Chile and Norway Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Salmon prices are up month on month due to concerns over potential algal blooms in Chile

cocoa

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

coconut oil

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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