Welcome to our special page on the UK's pending exit from the European Union. We have pulled together our own articles on the impact of Brexit on inflation and food and commodity prices along with latest analysis from our expert writers and contributors, as well as respected external sources to give suppliers and retailers the complete picture and latest news as we prepare to leave Europe

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FDF poll reveals confidence slump in Q1 2018 Subscription

18 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The survey also found more than half of businesses had seen product margins fall in Q1

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Brexit labour shortages 'killing' fruit & veg sector Subscription

17 May 2018 | By Kevin White

A Defra spokeswoman told The Grocer the government was “giving consideration” to what replacement labour arrangements might be necessary after Brexit

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Great British Food Unit to face Efra probe Subscription

15 May 2018 | By Kevin White

The Unit and its Food is Great campaign will be the subject of Efra’s Brand Britain inquiry

Fish & Chips

Brits face post-Brexit surge in cost of cod, warns Rabobank Subscription

14 May 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Free-trade deal with EU vital to avoid price rise and disruption to British seafood industry, its latest report said

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Post-Brexit policy consultation attracts 44,000 responses Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Kevin White

The ‘Health and Harmony’ consultation saw responses from farmers, food producers and environmentalists…

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Hard Brexit will cause soaring food prices, warn Lords

10 May 2018 | By Kevin White

New report warns contrast between government confidence and industry concern over Brexit is ‘striking’

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British food should be 'number one' after Brexit, says NFU Subscription

08 May 2018 | By Kevin White

New government policy should stipulate public bodies should source British food ‘wherever possible’


Defra and DIT unprepared for Brexit Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The warning came in a new report from the Public Accounts Committee

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Farmers protest as neonicotinoid ban is extended Subscription

30 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Warnings ban on pesticide could lead to lower productivity and increase in imported crops


Scottish food bodies calls for common post-Brexit labelling plan Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer revealed last year that FSS feared UK ministers would scrap their independent powers on labelling post-Brexit

Fish & Chips

Brits face post-Brexit surge in cost of cod, warns Rabobank Subscription

14 May 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Free-trade deal with EU vital to avoid price rise and disruption to British seafood industry, its latest report said

Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside

Greggs boss warns of rising costs even as commodity inflation eases Subscription

27 Feb 2018 | By Peter Taberner

Greggs’ chief executive Roger Whiteside has warned that 2018 will be a year of significant cost headwinds, due to wage inflation and auto enrolment pensions.

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Brexit 'could see Brits face post war-style diets' Lords told Subscription

07 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Lords committee warned by FDF that the British had not voted to go back to the “dark times” of rationing in the 1950s…

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UK inflation rises to highest level since 2012 Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK Consumer Prices Index has risen to 3.1% in November – its highest level since March 2012.


Müller shrinks Frijj milkshakes’ size, but not their price Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The supplier said the move would help shoppers consume less sugar


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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European Union

Get real, government – leaving the customs union would be disastrous for food & drink Subscription

25 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The government’s decision to leave both the single market and the customs union is an idealistic vision of future trade growth in developing countries that might not even happen

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Gove takes the F out of Defra with Goldsmith appointment Subscription

09 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The environment secretary has no interest in winning the hearts and minds of British farmers as he ploughs ahead with his vision for a green Brexit


Could Australian trade talks undermine the UK’s post-Brexit welfare promises? Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Michael Gove might have won the battle over chlorinated chicken, but the war on our food standards has only just begun, hormone-treated beef imports anyone?


Stockpiling shows how much Brexit reassurance is needed Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Businesses aren’t hanging around for politicians to save them from the drop

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Fishermen furious following Brexit ‘betrayal’ Subscription

20 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

’We will leave the EU and leave the CFP, but hand back sovereignty over our seas a few seconds later’



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