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Sales of packaged foods have declined in UK over the past decade

Study finds UK packaged food sales have declined steadily throughout past decade

Has UK packaged food gone past its sell-by date?

By Louis Gore-Langton

Packaged food sales in the UK have reached their lowest growth rate in a decade due to an increase in discounter stores, innovation fatigue, and an increase in eating out due to economic improvements, according to Euromonitor.

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Brexit bites, or the price of a low pound

By Mark Jones, food and drink solicitor

What will the impact of rising food prices in post-Brexit Britain be on manufacturers, retailers and consumers? Food and drink solicitor at Gordons law firm Mark Jones takes a closer look. 

Unilever & Tesco close 'Marmitegate'

Unilever & Tesco close 'Marmitegate'

By Niamh Michail

Unilever and Tesco have resolved their dispute over price increases for brands such as Marmite, but both are remaining tight-lipped over details of the deal.

Price squeeze: 'Marmitegate' reveals new food chain tensions in the post-Brexit world. ©jesshalliday

Brexit bites: Marmite maul will spread far beyond Unilever-Tesco

By David Burrows

The spat between Marmite-maker Unilever and supermarket Tesco has made many of the front pages in the UK this morning, but this spreads much further than these two gorillas of the world’s grocery industry. SMEs could be hardest hit. 

'Slower revenue growth, coupled with prolonged business uncertainty, is affecting the industry’s ability to invest' ©iStock/FutroZen

Prices rising, margins falling

Brexit blasts British food industry boldness

By David Burrows

Rising ingredient prices and a fall in product margins since the UK’s Brexit vote have seen confidence levels plummet, according to a new poll of food and drink manufacturers.

“Our research shows a relatively confident and upbeat sector,” said Andrew Connors, head of client propositions at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. © iStock/Delpixart

Sunshine breaks through Brexit clouds as industry gears up for growth

By David Burrows

Who said Brexit would break the UK economy and the sugar tax on soft drinks is bad for business? 95% of food and drink firms are forecasting growth, according to the Lloyds Bank third annual market survey. Here’s a rundown of five major findings.

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