Inflation

Cost increase: wholesale food prices are expected to continue rising into the new year and beyond (image: Getty/Yagi Studio)

Food prices set to rise at least 3% by new year

By Nikkie Thatcher

Foodservice prices will be under severe pressure in the run up to Christmas due to rising demand, product shortages and distribution issues, new research has revealed.

Up and down: dairy is a particularly volatile category when it comes to pricing, according to the index

Cost of food continues to fall

By Nikkie Sutton

Raw ingredients prices fell in January this year, when compared with December 2017, thanks to a drop in costs of bread and dairy.

Price rise: there is substantial inflation in the fish category due to rising demand, strengthening of the Norwegian Krone and uncertainty over the UK's future fishing quotas

Foodservice prices rose again in December

By Nikkie Sutton

Wholesale foodservice price inflation rose to 5.1% in December 2017, a sign of continued volatility in the market despite the easing of some pressures, according to the new figures.

Drop in costs: improved sugar supply led to a 6.1% fall in prices year on year

Foodservice price inflation steadies for October

By Nikkie Sutton

Wholesale foodservice price inflation fell for the second month in a row last month (October) from 6.5% to 5.8%, according to the new edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index.

Beer duty: BBPA fears increase in Budget

BBPA issues warning over beer tax in Budget

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has issued a warning that the rocketing inflation rate should not be used to ratchet up beer taxes in the autumn Budget.

Record low: unemployment rate has fallen to 4.4%

Employment rate lowest since 1975

By Georgina Townshend

The unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since 1975, official figures have shown, with 125,000 more people in work in the three months from April to June 2017.