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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UK seafood industry calls for better fleet monitoring Subscription

19 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Fully documented fleets are an important step to prevent overfishing, a coalition of 17 retailers, processors and industry groups has warned

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UK food and drink manufacturers face 'hidden hard Brexit' Subscription

16 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

If the government secures a free trade agreement with the EU after Britain leaves, many UK producers could still be hit with new tariffs thanks to ingredients sourced from other countries, the FDF said.

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Calls to secure profitability for food producers & growers Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The calls came at a meeting of the Efra Committee to discuss Defra’s command paper about future agricultural policy

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EC to launch food quality and fraud research initiative

13 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

The Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality will co-ordinate market surveillance activities, operating an early warning system for food fraud

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Food safety experts warn against inspection reforms Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Food safety experts warn against inspection reforms

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Brexit vote hits Bon Bon Buddies profits Subscription

02 Mar 2018 | By Peter Taberner

Welsh confectioner Bon Bon Buddies fell to a pre-tax loss last year, blaming the Brexit vote

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Business bosses give guarded welcome to Corbyn customs union plan Subscription

02 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

FDF and CBI give thumbs up to stance that puts clear water between Labour and Tories over post-Brexit trade

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‘Food security at risk’ from agriculture policy, say experts Subscription

01 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The government is putting UK food security at risk, farming and sustainability experts have warned


Defra outlines post-Brexit farming direct payments overhaul Subscription

27 Feb 2018 Updated: 03 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

It wants to phase out payments to the biggest landowners first to free up £150m for the environment…

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EU-negotiated trade deals worth £2bn in exports, says FDF Subscription

27 Feb 2018 Updated: 03 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The latest export figures from the body show full-year exports of food and drink were worth over £22bn in 2017, up 9.7% on 2016

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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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City snapshot: BRC-Nielsen finds food price inflation remains at 2.2% as fresh prices rise Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Food price inflation remained at 2.2% in October, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen shop price index, but fresh food inflation is increasing while ambient inflation eased last month. Plus, Glanbia reports third quarter figures, clothing retailers fall after Next update and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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What does Unilever’s move to Rotterdam tell us about Brexit and the UK's future? Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The fmcg giant insists it remains committed to the UK, and its announcement this morning focused on the “evolution” of its structure into three divisions

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Industry and campaigners reach a crossroads over food labelling Subscription

14 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

Campaigners want meat and dairy labelling that could carry wording on methods of production similar to what is found on packs of eggs

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Michael Gove fails to reassure NFU Conference delegates over Brexit Subscription

21 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Muted discontent among delegates, as farmers’ union elect first female president to oversee the Brexit transition


Long-term food & farming ambitions are sacrificed at the altar of Brexit Subscription

06 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

Focus will switch to the ’immediate and critical issues for these industries - our negotiation, transition, and readiness for day one as we leave the EU’, says Defra


Will the Food and Drink Sector Council be allowed to change the game? Subscription

30 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

If ever there was a time when the government needs more input from the food and drink industry into its future policies, this is it



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