Easter eggs

Focus On Easter & Spring: 19 January

14 Dec 2018

Breggsit is coming. Easter falls shortly after Britain is due to leave the European Union, which is proving poor timing for confectioners.

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Fisheries bill amendment to enshrine 'fairer' UK fishing rights, says Gove Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

The government is to table an amendment to its fisheries bill that will oblige it to secure better terms from a trade deal than fishermen currently receive in the CFP

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Watch The Grocer's Brexit webinar as May's deal is debated

07 Dec 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The webinar, in conjunction with headline sponsor PwC, entitled Brexit – A Moveable Feast is still available on demand

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Half of shoppers to desert meat if UK allows chlorinated chicken imports

03 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

Research by the AHDB found that four out of five shoppers would change the way they shopped if the UK imported US meat


We must not shy away from the very real prospect of a no-deal Brexit

30 Nov 2018

There has been a lot of media coverage around the mislabelling of food, from not properly identifying contents on packaging


Stockpiling suppliers run 'huge' insurance risk, say brokers Subscription

30 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

As warehouse space across the country runs out, there is a danger suppliers may be left with insufficient levels of trade

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UK meat exporters 'rapidly expanding' business to Canada

30 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

Meat exports grew seven-fold from 2012 to 2017, said DIT. It comes as the CETA trade deal was ratified by parliament earlier this month

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Emergency Brexit plans for supplies could last 'months' Subscription

30 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Defra secretary Michael Gove admitted food imports from the EU would be allowed to enter without any checks for an indefinite period


Third of retailers 'underprepared' for no-deal Brexit Subscription

29 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

While the majority of retailers in a survey had done some preparation, just 15% indicated they felt ‘very prepared’

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Brexit and veganism are a growing threat to UK seafood Subscription

28 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Brexit isn’t the only iceberg threatening to sink seafood. Animal welfare campaigners have now turned their focus on fish

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Seafood sector faces battering under Brexit plans, says report Subscription

28 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The UK’s £1.3bn seafood exports to the EU are at risk if an agreement isn’t reached on fisheries, a new Rabobank report warns

Michael Gove

EU food into UK could go unchecked 'for months' admits Gove Subscription

28 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Environment secretary said he did not know if the same would apply to UK exports to the EU

Lord Mark Price

Suppliers set for tougher competition, regardless of Brexit outcome: Lord Price

28 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

Speaking at the NFU’s annual Henry Plumb lecture, Lord Price added the age of austerity would likely continue for some time yet

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Peckham Brexit store offers shoppers a bad deal

28 Nov 2018

‘Costupper’ gave shoppers a fun glimpse into their wretched futures of penury and no choice

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Donna helps with stockpiling and puts all faith in Mrs May

28 Nov 2018

It goes without saying that I stand squarely behind the deal Theresa May-Day has struck with Monsieur Barmier

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Cranswick sees sales growth slow in 'year of consolidation'

27 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

The processor saw sales grow by 0.6% for the six months to 30 September, compared to a 23% uplift this time last year

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Back Brexit deal to prevent food chaos, urge retail leaders Subscription

26 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

In a bid to persuade politicians to back Theresa May’s deal, the BRC has warned of price increases of more than 40% for some everyday staples

Waitrose warehouse

Brexit stockpiling can't protect us from fresh food shortages

23 Nov 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Ambient lines can and are being stockpiled – but as warehouse space becomes thin, how will fresh ingredients fare?


Food choice will become limited if there's no deal, warns supply chief Subscription

23 Nov 2018 | By Steve Farrell

‘Plan A only has a finite amount of time on it. There’s then Plan B, which is how do I change what I’m selling’

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Supermarkets hoarding space as stockpiling scramble intensifies

23 Nov 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

Price of storage had risen by 15% per pallet per week in November and was up 8% in the third quarter



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