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Asda out in front at halfway point of Grocer 33 year Subscription

Asda beat proposed merger partner Sainsbury’s by almost £3 this week, confirming its dominance as we pass the halfway point of the Grocer 33 year.

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Trade wars, extreme weather and disease pose threat to food prices in 2019, warns report Subscription

15 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

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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Morrisons hikes milk prices in wake of farmgate increase Subscription

13 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

It comes amid concerns that extreme weather would tighten supplies and lead to prices rises

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Potato shortage to blame as price of crisps and chips soar Subscription

09 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

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

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Increase in demand drives up price of cocoa

08 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Farmgate prices for cocoa from the Ivory Coast have also risen

Wine

Budget wine prices to soar following change to duty collection rules Subscription

02 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

British wines are made with imported grape must that is fermented in the UK, and are commonly sold for under £5

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Trade war uncertainty hikes price of copper Subscription

02 Nov 2018

Copper inventories in warehouses have fallen over 60% since the 2018 peak in June

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Supermarket veg prices still rising in wake of heatwave Subscription

02 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Onions, carrots, asparagus and broccoli are getting pricier following the cold spring and long hot, dry spell over the summer months

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Halloween promotions increase in number, but savings are less Subscription

26 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Cadbury, Nestlé and Mars have all increased the number of featured space promotions in stores compared with last year

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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

Tesco Wine

More wine promotions at Tesco but shoppers save a bit less Subscription

18 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The supermarket giant hiked its total featured space promotions by 8.4% last month

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Suppliers are still playing catch-up on price rises

14 Oct 2018 | By David Sables

Intelligence, empathy and resolve are crucial skills for suppliers, says Sentinel Management Consultants’ David Sables

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Eco-friendly pollock easier on fish shoppers' wallets Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins, Rachel Graham

Alaskan pollock is one of the most sustainable seafood options, according to the latest Good Fish Guide

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%

Beauty

Health, beauty & baby brands push supermarket promos Subscription

28 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The number of featured space promotions on health, beauty & baby products has surged by 17.3% in the mults

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