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


Scottish food bodies calls for common post-Brexit labelling plan Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer revealed last year that FSS feared UK ministers would scrap their independent powers on labelling post-Brexit


Free trade deal ‘urgent for food & drink’ says BEIS Committee

22 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A report released by the Commons Committee demanded ‘clarity for UK producers reliant on the EU for both imports and exports’

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Brexit cost prompts Arla to launch €400m efficiency drive Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The dairy co-op said it was losing between €100m and €150m a year from commodity price and currency volatility

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Mark Price: retail will ‘get tougher for traditional players’ Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Price believes Brexit and technology will hugely affect the future of the grocery sector


Live animal export ban consultation launched

10 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Consultation follows introduction of mandatory CCTV in abattoirs and increasing the maximum sentence for cruelty offences

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More Brits worry about plastic than Brexit, new survey finds

09 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

More than eight out of 10 of respondents (82%) said they supported plans for a plastic bottle deposit scheme

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NFU urges caution over hormone-treated beef imports Subscription

05 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Australian negotiators see an end to the UK’s ban on the controversial practice as central to any future free trade deal

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UK farming union leaders call for fair post-Brexit policies Subscription

28 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

They called on the government to ensure the outcome of Brexit allows UK farmers to deliver high quality and affordable food 

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NFU Scotland's plans for a post-Brexit agricultural policy Subscription

28 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The farming group launched a document outlining future plans outside Holyrood on Wednesday

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Plans to stockpile food in case of Brexit border chaos Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Some companies are considering stockpiling up to six months’ worth of products and ingredients

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Greggs boss warns of rising costs even as commodity inflation eases Subscription

27 Feb 2018 | By Peter Taberner

Greggs’ chief executive Roger Whiteside has warned that 2018 will be a year of significant cost headwinds, due to wage inflation and auto enrolment pensions.

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Brexit 'could see Brits face post war-style diets' Lords told Subscription

07 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Lords committee warned by FDF that the British had not voted to go back to the “dark times” of rationing in the 1950s…

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UK inflation rises to highest level since 2012 Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK Consumer Prices Index has risen to 3.1% in November – its highest level since March 2012.


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

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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.

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Get real, government – leaving the customs union would be disastrous for food & drink Subscription

25 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The government’s decision to leave both the single market and the customs union is an idealistic vision of future trade growth in developing countries that might not even happen

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Gove takes the F out of Defra with Goldsmith appointment Subscription

09 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The environment secretary has no interest in winning the hearts and minds of British farmers as he ploughs ahead with his vision for a green Brexit


Could Australian trade talks undermine the UK’s post-Brexit welfare promises? Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Michael Gove might have won the battle over chlorinated chicken, but the war on our food standards has only just begun, hormone-treated beef imports anyone?


Stockpiling shows how much Brexit reassurance is needed Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Businesses aren’t hanging around for politicians to save them from the drop

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Fishermen furious following Brexit ‘betrayal’ Subscription

20 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

’We will leave the EU and leave the CFP, but hand back sovereignty over our seas a few seconds later’



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