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

Vegan

Meat alternative prices rising since Veganuary Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Prices for vegetarian foods have been rising since the end of January and are now up 2% year on year

Roger Burnley

Asda CEO promises more 'everyday low prices' in new strategy Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Ronan Hegarty

Roger Burnley told suppliers the retailer was still “too expensive”, despite its recent Rollbacks

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

Coke Classic PET bottles

Coca-Cola cutting back on promotions for its flagship soda Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data suggests CCEP has scaled back promotional activity on its flagship carbonates brand

Hula Hoops Original

KP Snacks see price hikes across its best-known brands Subscription

30 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Shelf prices of Hula Hoops, Butterkist and McCoy’s have risen for smaller formats in Tesco and Sainsbury’s

Bennett's Fish & Chips

Fish suppers set to be pricier in 2018 as quotas bite Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

A fall in supply means it is “almost inevitable” the traditional British fish supper will become more expensive

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McVitie’s Digestives to ‘shrinkflate’ as Pladis slims packs Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Pladis blamed the change on ‘rising cost of ingredients and changes in the exchange rates’

Kingsmill 50 50

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

Morrisons Oranges

Morrisons doles out oranges to revive flagging festive tradition Subscription

15 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

They will be handed out in stores from tomorrow, with story cards detailing the history of the tradition…

asda

Asda beefs up size of own label gravy packs Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Both the beef and chicken variants of the ambient Extra Special range have grown from 340g to 350g

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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]

Lindor

Lindt leads charge of pre-Christmas chocolate deals Subscription

01 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Bargain hunters will find better savings on Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars products than on Lindt

Sushi

Supermarket sushi hits £100m as Brits opt for healthy lunches Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits have splurged an extra £16m on supermarket sushi, pushing sales through the £100m mark for the first time

Christmas cookies

Christmas own label biscuits fall victim to butter crisis Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

All five of the biggest supermarkets have increased shelf prices on festive lines compared to last year

Phillip Hammond

Super-strength cider tax hike is punitive, claim cidermakers Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Philip Hammond said the tax crackdown would target “excessive alcohol consumption by the most vulnerable people”

Tuna

Yellowfin tuna pricier as catch reduction imposed Subscription

23 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Low supplies of yellowfin tuna have driven up prices in the Seychelles

Iceland milk

Supermarkets ramp up fresh milk prices Subscription

22 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

A four-pinter in Sainsbury’s now costs £1.10…

Nutella

Nutella fans face price hikes as well as furore over recipe Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Morrisons became the latest supermarket to hike prices on Nutella this month

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Restricting alcohol multibuys in England and Wales ruled out Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Legislation in Scotland led to little or no impact on shoppers’ alcohol consumption…

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Shrinkflation now 'endemic' in food and drink Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three-quarters (76%) of 200 manufacturers surveyed in August and September 2017 under pressure to cut prices

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Heinz hikes number of promotions to complement soups ad push Video Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

There were 126 featured space promotions on Heinz products in the major mults over the past month

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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Gin prices surge at the mults as rises in duty take effect Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Shoppers can expect to pay more for Mother’s Ruin this Christmas, as supermarket gin prices have surged

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McVitie's cuts number of Jaffa Cakes in pack from 12 to 10 Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

McVitie’s has also reduced the size of the snack’s twin-pack from 24 to 20

Warren

Why mix is crucial to fmcg growth

15 Feb 2018 | By Warren Ackerman

Underlying sales growth is one of the most important stock market measures for staples companies

Polystyrene

Closures and feedstock costs drive up polystyrene Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Polystyrene prices have risen due to factory closures and rising feedstock costs

Lamb

'Sluggish' sales set to hit red meat prices Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The GB average prime cattle price was 357.03p/kg in the week ended 3 February…

Prawn

Smaller catches keep coldwater prawns costly Subscription

09 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Coldwater prawn prices remain significantly higher than this time last year

Steel

Chinese output cuts keep price of steel high Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

EU steel prices remain higher than last year due to the continuation of Chinese steel restrictions…

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Asda and Sainsbury's lead in hikes for own-label wine

26 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Own-label wine prices are rising in Asda and Sainsbury’s but remain relatively stationary in Morrisons and Tesco

sultanas

Raisin and sultana prices still on the rise Subscription

25 Jan 2018

Prices for raisins and sultanas continue to climb in the wake of surging prices for dried grapes from the US

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Styrene pushed up by costs, shutdowns and demand Subscription

25 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Styrene prices have been increasing in line with crude oil costs and upcoming factory maintenance shutdowns in Europe

TUNA

Tuna prices drop but pressure is on FADs Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Michael Liberty

Tuna prices are falling back from record highs, but the relief could be short-lived

cocoa

Cocoa surplus set to mitigate price rises Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Cocoa prices are set to rise this year, but the world isn’t facing a shortage just yet

apple juice

Apple production shortfall to drive up juice price Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Global production of apples is forecast to fall 3.2% on last season to 76.2 million tonnes in 2017/18

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