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Wholesale prices for dairy, meat, fish & poultry, fruit & veg, ingredients and packaging

Wholesale pricing information from Mintec across dairy & eggs, meat & poultry, fish, packaging and dry ingredients. Includes fruit & veg, skimmed milk powder, PET, cod and haddock as well as lamb, beef, pork and chicken

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

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Big pumpkins in short supply this Halloween Subscription

26 Oct 2018 | By Rutika Ghodekar

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

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

25 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

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? Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By James Halliwell

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

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'Terrible' lambing season to hit price and supplies into 2019 Subscription

18 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

Average deadweight lamb prices hit a peak of 619.5p/kg on 19 May, up 29% on the same time last year

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Egg contracts not worth paper they are written on: trade body Subscription

17 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

BFREPA is to create model supply contracts for members as many agreements with packers do not even refer to the price paid for eggs

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Olive oil prices to hold steady despite Spain bumper crop Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Spain is expected to produce 1.6 million tonnes in 2018/19, up from 1.25 million tonnes last year

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City Snapshot: Nestlé vows to blacklist palm oil suppliers Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Swiss food giant Nestlé has announced plans to blacklist palm oil suppliers which fail to comply with its responsible sourcing policy, Unilever’s board continues to face shareholder pressure over its HQ U-turn and what’s on in the City this week.

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Dairy supply recovers from heatwave effect, says AHDB Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

According to the AHDB, output recovered soon after the heatwave broke in early August

Tea

Strong Kenyan production to push down UK tea costs Subscription

28 Sep 2018

Tea suppliers should face lower costs after production of Kenyan tea rose by 15%

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UK winemakers set for bumper harvest following heatwave Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

West Sussex’s Nyetimber said the summer heatwave created the ‘perfect conditions’ for winegrowers

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African swine fever is ‘major threat’ to China’s pork Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The disease has a 100% fatality rate for pigs in its most virulent form

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Soyabean prices fall as US-China trade war flares up Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The price of US soyabeans had recovered slightly after falling to below $8.20 per bushel

wheat

Europe faces tight wheat supply thanks to heatwave Subscription

01 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Weetabix has confirmed it will be able to source all the wheat used in its products from local British farms…

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Butter and cream prices on the rise following heatwave Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The weather has led to poor grass growth with forage already in short supply

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Coffee price fall risks instability in growing regions Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The futures contract for arabica reached a 12-year low this week at 96.5 US cents/lb

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Feed shortages push prices up as heatwave hits home Subscription

10 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White, Rachel Graham

Christmas turkey could be up to 5% more expensive in supermarkets, warned the BTF

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Wholesale prices for dairy, meat, fish & poultry, fruit & veg, ingredients and packaging

07 Aug 2018

Wholesale pricing information from Mintec across dairy & eggs, meat & poultry, fish, packaging and dry ingredients. Includes fruit & veg, skimmed milk powder, PET, cod and haddock as well as lamb, beef, pork and chicken

Supermarket fruit & veg

Brits pay more for fruit & veg as extreme weather impact hits Subscription

03 Aug 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The combined impact of the cold spring and heatwave has driven up food price inflation

Barley

Demand for British barley could soar amid Europe price hikes Subscription

03 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Latest forecasts from Mintec suggest the German winter barley crop will fall 18% year on year

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