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The UK’s top dairy farmers are still managing to make a profit, according to Old Mill

Dairy farmers set to suffer annual milk price decline

By Noli Dinkovski

Dairy farmers are set to lose more on the value of their milk in 2016/17 than in the previous 12 months, despite recent positive moves from processors to raise prices, an accountancy firm has revealed.

Morrisons raises price of Marmite

Morrisons raises price of Marmite by 12.5%

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons has raised the price of 92 Unilever products, including Marmite, just days after Tesco’s highly public row over Unilever’s price increase demands.

Joanne Denney-Finch said shoppers would be in control of prices

IGD's Big Debate Conference

Retailing competition could reduce Brexit cost impacts

By Matt Atherton

The food sector is so competitive that price wars between retailers may reduce the financial impact of Brexit on shoppers, said grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

Production costs continue to rise for manufacturers

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Which sector saw highest costs since the Brexit vote?

By Matt Atherton

The cost of manufacturing food and drink products has risen 4.3% over the past 12 months across all sectors, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Too many firms are keeping quiet about collaboration in logistics

Firms cut their costs by sharing trucks

By Nicholas Robinson

Collaboration between food manufacturers that share distribution activities with competitors and others to reduce costs should be more widely publicised to help more firms adopt these practices, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged.

Vision system costs justified for high value items

Vision system costs justified for high value items

Vision systems provide a cost-efficient approach to inspecting the fill consistency of beverages and the quality of their packaging, claims Dan Rossek, product marketing manager at automation specialist Omron.

‘This has been a very challenging quarter,’ said 2 Sister's ceo Ranjit Boparan

Boparan Holdings losses widen to £27.5M

By Nicholas Robinson

Losses for Boparan Holdings, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group, have widened to £27.5M from £12.3M a year ago, as the company continued to cut costs and capital expenditure, a second quarter trading update has shown.

Morrisons pledged to take on the discounters after reporting a loss of £176M

Morrisons posts loss of £176M after ‘disappointing year’

By Michael Stones

Morrisons has reported a £176M loss in full-year results to February 2, compared with a previous profit of £879M, as the supermarket revealed plans to slash costs and lower prices in a bid to battle the discounters.

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