83% of participants claimed retailers were pressurising them on prices

Processors face down cost and price pressure

By Rod Addy

Raw material costs and pressure to keep prices in stores low was causing concern for the vast majority of food and drink firms responding to Food Manufacture’s exclusive industry survey.

Increase in PRN costs required: British Glass

Inflated PRN costs leave glass users hungry for reassurance

By Paul Gander

The current inflated cost of packaging recovery notes (PRNs) in the glass sector is a temporary problem caused by a toxic cocktail of issues specific to last year, industry and compliance organisations have stated.

Are BOGOF food offers here to stay?

Death knell rings for the BOGOF and retailer rule

By Rick Pendrous

BOGOFs - buy one, get one free - offers could become a thing of the past as the power in the food supply chain moves away from retailers to producers and consumers who now seek better value in what they buy rather than unnecessarily generating waste in...

Shopping with confidence. Prices and promotions should be fair and meaningful, said the OFT

OFT price promotions plan ‘doesn’t go far enough’

By Mike Stones

Consumer watchdog Which? says the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT’s) clarification to retailers on how to correctly advertise and promote discounted prices for food and drink doesn’t go far enough.

First protest now praise. Farmers are pleased with Arla's dairy price plan

Farmers praise Arla's milk pricing plan

By John Wood

Arla Foods has won praise from farmers’ leaders after announcing a new pricing and sourcing strategy for milk, which starts with a significant increase in the price it will pay for milk.

Keep Britton, and the rest of Britain's dairy farmers, milking, plead Steven Britton's children

Signs of milk price anger at the Yorkshire Show

By Mike Stones

Anger, bitterness and frustration about two big cuts in producers' milk prices found expression in the form of protest signs at this week's Great Yorkshire Show, head of a big rally in London tomorrow (July 11). Here's a flavour of the...

The value of pork compared with other proteins has boosted sales at Cranswick

Pork value increase boosts Cranswick growth

By Dan Colombini

The increasing value of pork in the UK has boosted sales at pork specialist Cranswick after the firm posted a strong performance in all categories in its latest financial statement, according to city analysts.


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