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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'Poor will be hardest hit' by any post-Brexit supply disarray Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Food available to poorer consumers would become “significantly scarcer”


Industry leaders present 10 demands for Brexit talks Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Trade bodies warn of “enormous consequences” if ministers fail to achieve desired outcome

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Brexit plan urgent to prevent supply problems, warns report

17 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Lack of government vision for future of food and agriculture means even a soft Brexit could have huge implications

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Defra unable to reassure producers of post-Brexit PGI status Subscription

16 Jul 2017 | By Beth Gault

Michael Gove would not comment on the issue at a PGI ceremony in London this week

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South Caernarfon Creameries enjoys 'record year' Subscription

13 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Operating profits were up 12% to £3m in the year ended 31 March 2017

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Growers warn time running out in seasonal migrant workers crisis Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Growers are ’deeply concerned’ about the lack of action, said NFU horticulture board chairman Ali Capper

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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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Exporters to feast on growth in food and drinks industry after Brexit Subscription

10 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The UK food and drink industry is set for strong future growth on the back of global demand for British produce, despite concerns over the impact Brexit could have on staffing levels in the sector, according to an upbeat report by EEF and Santander.

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Thousands of jobs risk being unfilled after Brexit warns report Subscription

10 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

An FDF-commissioned study found a ‘looming skills gap’ in the industry that apprenticeships are unlikely to fill

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Butter crisis explained: Five reasons we're facing shortages

07 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

As the butter crisis hits the headlines, here is our handy guide to what caused the shortages

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”

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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.


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

Brexit on Twitter

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British farmers must challenge these US-style mega farm misrepresentations Subscription

18 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

A headline-grabbing report on intensive factory farming is pure ’scaremongering’ … it’s all down to a question of scale

Justin King

The multiples need to come clean on Brexit’s actual impact on prices Subscription

10 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

With material costs and retail prices shooting skywards, shoppers are being kept in the dark about the true cost of Brexit, warns ex Sainsbury’s boss Justin King

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The British are coming. But not just yet

05 Jul 2017 | By Chris Blythe

New York’s Fancy Food Show is a prime opportunity for UK food & drink to showcase its wares. But this year’s British presence was underwhelming, says Chris Blythe of The Brand Nursery

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Leaving the London Fisheries Convention tells us more about Gove than fishing rights post-Brexit Subscription

03 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Leaving the relatively little-known convention represents a “first historic step” towards freeing the UK fishing sector from the shackles of Europe, but how significant is it?

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Seasonal labour shortages - who's going to sort it and when? Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Happy Brexit anniversary! We’ve seen soaring inflation, shrinkflation and the near collapse of a government

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