Brexit

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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Retail leaders now more downbeat about future under Brexit Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Korn Ferry survey of retail bosses found 40% were pessimistic compared with only 27% before the vote

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Dunbia-Dawn Meats merger 'secures strategic Brexit hedge' Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Dunbia CEO Jim Dobson will run the jv, with Dawn Meats CEO Niall Browne acting as executive chairman

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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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Food and drink deal volumes slump as Brexit pressures hit Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Food and drink deal volumes have slumped to the lowest level for more than two years in the first quarter of 2017

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Conservative Party manifesto: what it means for food & drink Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Manifesto focuses on migrant workers, farming support and business rates

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Lib Dems manifesto promises new referendum on EU membership

18 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tim Farron said voters should not have to put up with “Theresa May and Nigel Farage’s extreme version of Brexit”

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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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Fifth of Brits expect their spending to increase after Brexit Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The proportion has doubled from six months ago, the Institute of Customer Service survey reveals

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Costa Rica food industry launches UK export push Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Tropical fruit & veg such as rambutan, mangosteen and golden berry will feature in ads on the Tube and in airports

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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

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UK food prices return to inflation according to official statistics Subscription

21 Mar 2017 Updated: 21 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The price of UK food and non-alcoholic drinks rose 0.3% in February after 31 consecutive months of decline, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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City snapshot: Finsbury Food Group warns it must recover rising costs Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Finsbury Food Group has said “further cost recovery” will be required in the second half after flat first half sales

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Freddo bar set for 20% price increase as cocoa prices rise Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Move is a “last resort” to manage costs, insists Mondelez

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Marmite prices up as Brexit-driven inflation hits spreads Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The mults have kept a lid on the price of 250ml jars, but other SKUs are more expensive

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Negotiation isn't a dirty word Video

11 May 2017 | By David Sables

David Sables video title_negotiation David Sables video title_negotiation Negotiation has been around since the dawn of trading and yet it’s the main topic of the news today

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A looming skills crisis will threaten rhetoric of control Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Brexit is going great guns, according to the government. And there’s no problem whatsoever in attracting migrant labour

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Brexit will shake up parallel trade

27 Apr 2017 | By Kostyantyn Lobov

Exhaustion of rights’ is the legal concept that permits ‘parallel trade’ or ‘grey market’ imports of genuine branded goods

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An election manifesto for food and drink

27 Apr 2017 | By Ian Wright

The food and drink industry has six, important weeks to make its case to whomever forms the next government

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A chance to shout out

27 Apr 2017 | By Clive Black

It took a Bristolian to sum up the national reaction: “You’re joking – not another one!”

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