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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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”…

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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

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Tesco shakes up commercial team with changes to buying Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer says it wants to create greater strategic and longer-term deals with fresh food suppliers

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BRC warns over Brexit impact to retail employees Subscription

09 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Consumers will “pay the price” unless the UK “provides certainty” for people from the EU working in retail in the UK and agrees an immigrations system “fit for future”, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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Shoppers' views on Brexit 'colour experience of prices' Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Some 83% of Brits have seen a hike in their shopping bills

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Ten Acre to expand exports to Canada Subscription

25 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Premium snack brand Ten Acre has landed an international deal with a Canadian wholesaler to expand its rapidly growing export business.

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Food and drink industry facing 'time bomb' on labour

25 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The annual study of the largest 150 UK food & drink suppliers lays bare the labour challenge facing the industry

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Unite calls for government to share food price information Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Union has requested that Defra shares its estimates for Brexit-related food price hikes

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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”

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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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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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10 takeaways for food and farming from the Conservative and Labour party conferences Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Julia Glotz

 As the Tory conference draws to a close, here is the Grocer’s take on events in Brighton and Manchester

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Prioritise British in public procurement

04 Oct 2017 | By Richard Griffiths

Prioritising British food in public procurement is an idea the BPC has been trying to get traction on

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