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Crude oil sell-offs see prices for palm oil decline

Global oil prices fell below $35 a barrel on Thursday after the US suspended travel from Europe in response to the coronavirus

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‘Banana prices should rise if shoppers want sustainable fruit,’ warn campaigners

NGO Banana Link said retailers and consumers needed to ‘share the burden’

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No sign of high cocoa prices abating despite fall in demand

Year-on-year third quarter grinding volumes in the EU have remained at the same level as last year

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Brakes launches ‘Perfect for Pubs’ promotional campaign

A series of recipe videos will feature Brakes customer and Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant

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Brits paying more for US whiskey as EU tariffs start to take effect

The likes of Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Knob Creek, Bulleit and Maker’s Mark have seen an upswing in price

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Sainsbury’s raises prices across raft of own label spirits

The retailer has increased prices by an average of 4% across a swathe of drinks

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Fruit & veg deals soar as supermarkets battle discounters

Almost all the major mults have increased promotions on fresh produce compared to 2018

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Shoppers back ban on HFSS promotions, finds exclusive survey

The poll comes after the government published its latest plans for a crackdown on obesity last week

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Brits splashing out on fizz as sparkling wine prices surge

The average price per litre of many of the UK’s bestselling sparkling wine brands has risen significantly over the past 12 months

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Pladis makes McVitie’s Hobnobs Creams smaller but not cheaper

The supplier has cut the pack weight from 200g to 160g while maintaining an rsp of £1.22

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Batchelors instant meals shrink but prices remain unchanged

Packs of Batchelors Super Noodles have shrunk by 10% from 100g to 90g

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Asda follows Sainsbury’s in raising its own label prices

Shoppers have complained about the price rises on Twitter

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Jack Daniel's links with Tesco for live music promotion push

Promotional neck tags have rolled out across 500,000 bottles of the whiskey

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Whole Foods cuts prices by up to half on fresh food lines

Amazon-owned retailer has cut prices at all 467 US and seven UK branches

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US sweet potato imports to the UK suffer amid shortages

Two hurricanes hit North Carolina – which produces 60% of the US’s sweet potatoes – in the second half of 2018

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Government urged to backpedal on HFSS promo ban proposals

Industry is calling on the government to cut the range of products covered by the proposed ban