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Warnings over rising food prices as UK inflation hits near two-year high of 1%

Warnings over rising food prices as UK inflation hits near two-year high of 1%

Rising petrol and clothing prices drive increase in cost of living, with falling pound starting to make imports more expensiveBritain’s biggest supermarket has warned that dearer food prices triggered
Tesco boss: 'Food price inflation could be lethal for struggling millions'

Tesco boss: 'Food price inflation could be lethal for struggling millions'

Matt Davies points to damaging effect on economy, retailers, manufacturers and shoppers as data shows grocery deflation contractingTesco’s UK boss has warned that food price inflation could prove
UK manufacturing recovery based on increase in low-skilled jobs, finds report

UK manufacturing recovery based on increase in low-skilled jobs, finds report

Assembly line roles responsible for much of the growth of employment in the industrial sector over the past five years, say researchersBritain’s manufacturing recovery from the financial crash is
Bringing home the bacon? Price of pork hits two-year high

Bringing home the bacon? Price of pork hits two-year high

Analysts report 18% increase in wholesale price of pork as food manufacturers and retailers face commodity price swings and weak sterling after Brexit votePigs in blankets might have to be rationed
EU workers in food and drink industry need assurance over Brexit | Letters

EU workers in food and drink industry need assurance over Brexit | Letters

Nearly 4 million people are employed in growing, harvesting, producing, packaging, selling and serving our food and drink.In light of the vote for Brexit, the importance of food and drink to our
UK food prices will rise without EU workers, say trade groups

UK food prices will rise without EU workers, say trade groups

Food and drink industry flags up labour shortages as EU workers leave after Brexit vote or stay away due to fall in poundFood prices will rise unless the government ensures EU citizens can work in the
'We have to be nimble and pragmatic' – crisp maker hit by price rises

'We have to be nimble and pragmatic' – crisp maker hit by price rises

Kent food manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps faces higher import costs – but sees silver lining of increased export demand for productsManufacturer Nimisha Raja has been following the foreign exchange
Farmers helped elect Trump, but will their livelihoods actually improve?

Farmers helped elect Trump, but will their livelihoods actually improve?

Donald Trump’s trade and immigration policies will protect big agriculture but leave smaller businesses to fail The most significant event in food and agriculture over the past year did not take place
The case for farming subsidies after Brexit | Letters

The case for farming subsidies after Brexit | Letters

George Monbiot makes many good points (Farmers fear life outside the EU, but it could mean a rebirth for rural Britain, 11 January), including free markets’ impact on small farmers whose incomes fall
Sonny Perdue vows to make American agriculture great again – but for whom?

Sonny Perdue vows to make American agriculture great again – but for whom?

President Trump wants Perdue to lead the agriculture department – but the head of a global agribusiness could favor big ag over many family farmersAfter keeping the rural voters who put him in office
Britons spend more on food and leisure, less on booze, smoking and drugs

Britons spend more on food and leisure, less on booze, smoking and drugs

National survey suggests fall in number of smokers and rise in culture of eating out and recreational activities Britons are spending less on booze, smoking and drugs and more on eating out and
Domino's feels the heat as Pizza Hut takes a slice out of sales

Domino's feels the heat as Pizza Hut takes a slice out of sales

Company blames ‘very aggressive’ rival and rising prices for slowdownDomino’s Pizza suffered a sharp slowdown in sales growth in early 2017 as rival Pizza Hut cut prices and consumers reined in
Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3%

Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3%

Standard of living fears build as wage growth slows and inflation leaps from 1.8% in January to highest level since September 2013Rising food and fuel prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to 2.3%
Sharp rise in UK food prices inflates household shopping bill

Sharp rise in UK food prices inflates household shopping bill

Supermarket moves to ditch promotions coupled with weakened pound following Brexit vote add average £21.31 to quarterly food billsA sharp rise in food prices has added £21.31 to the average household
Snack attack! Doritos and Coco Pops among latest products to shrink in UK

Snack attack! Doritos and Coco Pops among latest products to shrink in UK

Fall in the pound and sugar reduction efforts cited as reasons for latest round of shrinkflationDoritos, Peperami and Coco Pops are the latest products to fall victim to shrinkflation as rising costs
Investors think the election means a softer Brexit – are they right?

Investors think the election means a softer Brexit – are they right?

Theresa May may have won herself room to compromise on the UK’s exit from the EU – but don’t get too carried away Ignore the 180-point fall in the FTSE 100 index. Part of the decline occurred before
Will Sonny Perdue, Trump's agriculture pick, stand up for the little guy? Don't bank on it

Will Sonny Perdue, Trump's agriculture pick, stand up for the little guy? Don't bank on it

In November, America’s beleaguered rural citizens voted against the status quo – but that’s exactly what Trump’s new agriculture secretary looks set to ensureDonald Trump owes his election in no small
Chateau Brexit? Average price of bottle of wine reaches record high

Chateau Brexit? Average price of bottle of wine reaches record high

Drinks industry says 75cl bottle now costs £5.56 with champagne heading £1 higher courtesy of extra duty and rising import cost following Brexit voteWine lovers are suffering a Brexit-related hangover
Ice-cream demand fires up supermarket sales in June

Ice-cream demand fires up supermarket sales in June

Soaring temperatures and rising inflation deliver biggest rise in more than five yearsBooming sales of ice-cream, gin and cider during the heatwave have combined with a jump in inflation to deliver
US bourbon producers warn of financial damage if EU retaliates against Trump threat

US bourbon producers warn of financial damage if EU retaliates against Trump threat

EU threatens ‘counter-measures’ if Trump takes action to protect the US steel industry – and one of the targets could be bourbon whiskey from KentuckyThe US bourbon industry has warned that its