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Weak sterling pushes up price of apples Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Apple prices in the UK are up 25.5% year on year thanks to a weaker sterling over the past 12 months

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Commodity prices: rising demand for soybean oil pushes up prices Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Rising demand for soybean oil has pushed prices up month on month

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Banana prices hiked by crop disruption in South America Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Banana wholesale prices are up almost 20% year on year after poor weather in Central and South America hit production…

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Sainsbury’s hikes make it the priciest for Kinder Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Some Kinder SKUs are now more expensive in Sainsbury’s than in any other major high street supermarket

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Consumers call for supermarket help with eating healthily Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Consumers want their supermarket to help them be healthier with more special offers on healthy foods

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Savings creep up as mults focus on half-price offers Subscription

02 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Average savings increased month on month at Tesco (7.5%), Waitrose (4.5%), Sainsbury’s (4%) and Morrisons (2.6%)…

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The Collective makes move into high protein sector with Pro-yo Subscription

01 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

The pouches contain a blend of Collective yoghurt and quark

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Desperados kicks off UK music festivals promotion Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Heineken-owned brand’s on-pack push offers weekend tickets to Parklife, Boomtown and Bestival

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Wine prices could rise by nearly 25% post Brexit Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The UK Trade Policy Observatory claims the impact of the UK leaving the EU customs union would see prices spike by 22%

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Brits concerned about rising cost of food following Brexit Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A Mintel survey found that while broader consumer confidence remains relatively strong, 59% are worried about food prices

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Birds Eye ramps up the number of multibuy deals Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Carina Perkins

X for y deals accounted for 26.9% of Birds Eye’s total featured space promotions last month, according to Assosia

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Consumers to sacrifice brands as prices rise finds P&H poll Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

P&H survey also found consumers plan to cut back on activities such as cinema, concerts and theatre

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Craft spirits and beers gain shelf space in Asda booze overhaul Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The supermarket added over 40 new spirits to its shelves this week in a major push towards the booming craft drinks market

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Fine wine prices soar as weak sterling attracts overseas buyers Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed at its highest level for five years last month

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Walkers Pay Pack push hits TV screens Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The commercial features a mum who discovers she has won £2,200 through a Walkers multipack – and immediately leaves home

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Coke ditching multibuys in shift to single price promos Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Coca-Cola has continued to ditch multibuys as it looks to satisfy shoppers’ growing thirst for everyday low prices

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Branston profits hit by surging potato prices Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales were up 23% to £123.3m in 2016, according to full-year accounts to 31 July 2016

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Spirits prices soar...and not just at Pernod Ricard Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some brands have been subject to double-digit price hikes

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Petfood can't escape inflation as average prices rise by 2% Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers aren’t just paying more for their own dinner in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Shoppers plan to abandon brands as Brexit hits bill Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers would abandon brands for own label, switch to cheaper supermarkets and even cut back on chocolate

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Chivas Regal offers Bang & Olufsen prizes Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The on-pack promotion will give consumers the chance to win one of 10 £10,000 vouchers

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Food prices begin to rise in wake of underlying cost pressures Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Lower prices were recorded in January, but BRC believes this will only be a short-term blip

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Dairy inflation pushes up block butter prices Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

Block butter prices are up 7% year on year on average across 80 SKUs in the major mults

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Drinks industry warns of 'huge extra costs' of bottle DRS Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The BSDA was responding to Sky TV’s new Ocean Rescue campaign to tackle plastic waste, backed in the UK by Prince Charles

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Table sauce prices up as cost hikes squeeze major brands Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers are facing price hikes on their favourite table sauces as well as Marmite

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Butter prices up as low milk fat supplies hit wholesale Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The price of block butters in the major supermarkets has risen by nearly 10% during the past year

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UK energy prices pushed up as polluting plants close Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Kevin White

UK energy prices have climbed 3.2% compared to last month as a number of older plants wind down production

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Cashew prices soar after production slump Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Vietnamese cashew prices have risen by 45.1% year on year due to low global supplies and strong demand

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Demand for milk fats inflates butter prices Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Carina Perkins

EU butter prices continued to rise in April due to high global demand for milk fats and low supply

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New Zealand lamb prices up 44% Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Carina Perkins

New Zealand lamb prices are up 43.8% year on year due to falling breeding ewe numbers

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Price of houmous up 6% on average (if you can find it) Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals prices for the chickpea dip were already surging across all of the major mults

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Craft brewers hit by rising US hop prices Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The UK’s independent brewers look set to face a challenging year…

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Rice prices rise as Vietnamese harvest hit by rainfall Subscription

27 Apr 2017

Rice prices have risen due to concerns rainfall in Vietnam could affect production levels

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Falling catches push up price of haddock Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Haddock prices continue to rise due to falling catches across the EU

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Outages cause rises in polypropylene and styrene prices Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Polypropylene prices are up, due to increased demand from the automotive sector

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Middle East conflict concern pushes up crude oil Subscription

19 Apr 2017

Crude oil prices have risen over growing concerns from conflicts in the Middle East

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