Raw Material Costs

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.

The hard discounters continue to grow their market share

Food Manufacture Survey

Here’s what state you think the industry’s in

By Rick Pendrous

Competition from limited assortment discounters (LADs) continues to cause problems for the food and drink manufacturers and their supermarket customers, according to our exclusive annual Food Manufacture survey.

Sizzling demand but higher costs and currency factors are impacting Devro's financial performance

Devro reports rising demand, costs and adverse currency factors

By Mike Stones

Sausage skin manufacturer Devro reported strong demand for its collagen sausage castings, which were offset by rising costs and adverse currency factors, according to its latest interim management statement covering the period from July 1 to October 22.

Firms set strategies for 'perfect storm'

Firms set strategies for 'perfect storm'

By Rick Pendrous

Rising input costs are set to drive new collaborative strategies for businesses operating in the food supply chain, according to a leading economist.

Go against the grain

Go against the grain

By Rod Addy

With rocketing wheat prices, bakers are having to find some ingenious routes out of a very sticky situation. Rod Addy reports

Lean makes mathematical sense

Lean makes mathematical sense

By Hugh Williams

Here's a riddle for you: Your raw material costs are going up rapidly. Your customers are by nature very price sensitive. Increasing your prices with...

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