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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.

Milk First posted a rise in profits in its interim report. Image copyright Flickr user Endre Majoros

Milk processor posts profit growth

By James Ridler

First Milk has posted an £8M rise in profit since last year in its interim financial report for the six months to September 30 2016, following a “radical transformation” of the company.

Rick Pendrous: the Unilever/Tesco Marmite row is a sign for things to come

Marmite and Toblerone point to trouble ahead

By Rick Pendrous

The recent spat between Unilever and Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco over the Marmite brand owner’s attempt to raise its price, was a clear sign of things to come in life after the Brexit vote.

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.

Food manufacturers could help fix a 'dysfunctional supply chain', said the farming boss

Food firms should ‘help to fix supply chain’

By John Wood

A dysfunctional supply chain is threatening the future of many farms in Scotland, and food manufacturers can help fix it, according to Allan Bowie, president of National Farmers Union Scotland.

Sainsbury has axed multi-buy promotions

Sainsbury says bye bye to multi-buy promos

By Laurence Gibbons

Sainsbury will phase out multi-buy promotions by August 2016, after a survey found shoppers felt they were out of step with attitudes towards waste, health and value.

Plant bread sales are expected to decline further

Is the decline of packaged bread terminal?

By John Wood

A report questioning whether packaged bread manufacturers in the UK could be facing a terminal decline in sales of their products, has been published by Euromonitor International.

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