Price inflation drives up on Christmas seafood sales in the UK

Price inflation drives up Christmas seafood sales

By James Ridler

Price inflation primarily fuelled seafood sales value growth over Christmas 2017, up 4.4% to £171m compared to the 2016 festive period, according to UK seafood industry body Seafish.

Food inflation is on the up, according to the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index

Food inflation continues to rise

By Michelle Perrett

Food inflation in the UK is continuing to spiral, according to several recent reports, with commentators raising concerns about the uncertainty over Brexit, the value of sterling and the continued rise in food prices.

Inflation are forecast to overtake pay rises in the manufacturing sector

Manufacturing pay rises scrape ahead of inflation

By James Ridler

Pay increases in the manufacturing sector – including food and drink firms – are slightly ahead of consumer price inflation, revealed EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation.

Food prices will rise as rising input costs eat into supplier profit margins

Food inflation set to return in 2017

By Rick Pendrous

Rising food prices can be expected in 2017 – reversing the deflationary trend of recent years – as news emerged from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that inflation overall in the UK in November had climbed to its highest level in two years.

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).

Brian Young believes the outlook is positive for frozen food manufacturing

‘Bright’ outlook for frozen food manufacturers

By Matt Atherton

Frozen food manufacturing products are set to rise in popularity, based on consumers’ preference for less waste and higher nutrient value, according to a report from the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

Coveney: 'The more we've looked at Brexit, the clearer it is it would be bad'

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Greencore boss warns against Brexit

By Noli Dinkovski

A potential UK exit from the EU would have an economically damaging impact on the UK food and drink manufacturing sector, the boss of the world’s largest sandwich maker has warned.

Asda has confirmed it has made 'difficult' decisions relating to staff at its Leeds head office

Asda plans ‘hundreds of job losses’

By Laurence Gibbons

Asda is planning to axe hundreds of jobs at its head office and has opened talks with staff about the ‘difficult’ structural changes.


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