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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Fishermen's warning on failure to agree post-Brexit trade deal Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Elements of the UK seafood sector would “come unstuck” very soon, a Commons Efra Committee inquiry was told this week

Chlorine washed chicken

Liam Fox concedes Brits 'won't stand for' chlorinated chicken Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Softening in rhetoric by international trade secretary applauded by British Poultry Council CEO Richard Griffiths

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Pallet burning on Bonfire Night 'costs UK economy millions' Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The average cost of a new pallet can be between £8 and £10

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Fruit & veg labour crisis is year-round problem, says BGA Subscription

23 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

New research published by the BGA this week suggested the industry needed a year-round supply of labour, said CEO Jack Ward

Wine Bottles

Booze industry bodies: no-deal Brexit 'unacceptable' Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

UK and EU trade organisations have called for continued flow of goods post-Brexit


Dairy UK warns no deal on Brexit could be 'detrimental' Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

New chairman Paul Vernon warns a hard Brexit that sees UK resort to WTO regulations could affect industry ‘extremely negatively’


Food and drink leaders exasperated by stalling Brexit talks Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Industry leaders fear the economy could suffer due to failed “ideology and dogma”…

Geoff Ogle

FSS fears devolved powers may be watered down after Brexit Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The FSS has often pursued much more aggressive and radical policies than bodies such as the FSA and PHE

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Concha y Toro profit hit by weak pound and higher costs Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Results for the year ending 31 December 2016 show operating profits fell £306k to £3.2m

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Defra and AHDB fall out over Brexit farm outcomes report Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

AHDB study warns average farm profitability could drop from £38,000 a year to £15,000 a year in the worst case scenario after Brexit


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

Food prices

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.

Food prices

The Brexit effect: 10 foods we're already paying more for

10 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Justin King has warned shoppers should prepare themselves for “higher prices, less choice, and poorer quality”

General Mills UK brands

Old El Paso and Green Giant prices rise as mults hike General Mills brands Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket prices for General Mills’ UK brands are surging, prompting speculation the supplier has become the latest to push through Brexit-related cost inflation

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Waitrose hikes banana price again in face of rising costs Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Price for 1kg of loose bananas rises to 75p as retailer cites increase in costs

Brexit on Twitter

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Time to trim the EU food machine

15 Nov 2017 | By Chris Elliott

I’ve just returned from one of the largest (and best) food science conferences in the world…

Bleached chicken hanging on a production line (not UK processor)

Try to listen, Dr Fox. It’s a no from the public (and your fellow ministers) to chlorinated chicken Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The trade secretary was back in the headlines after he told a House of Commons committee that he saw no reason why the British public shouldn’t eat chlorinated chicken from the US


Denial won't make the government's Brexit problems go away

13 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

“When in doubt, pretend it’s not happening” appears to be the new approach the government is using to deal with Brexit

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Casual dining needs to become smart

12 Oct 2017 | By Keith Bordell

After years of growth, the casual dining sector is now under pressure…

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British food standards are at risk

09 Oct 2017 | By Joanna Blythman

The contrast between American and British food really hit me in a supermarket in Barbados



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