The Economic Impact of Rising Costs in the UK

Rising costs of food and energy prices are a challenge to almost every business. However, we have your back! We work hard to ensure that our suppliers are delivering market-leading prices throughout the full term of your contract.

Our suppliers are responsible for communicating their price changes; however, please know we have made sure they are justified and fair before they reach out to you. Plus, we secure the lowest viable increase with them - allowing you to take advantage of prices often way less than their broader customer base. 

 

Check back at this page often because updates will be displayed right here for your convenience whenever essential new data becomes available, so you'll know precisely what factors are driving up prices. And, if you are struggling to balance increased operating costs whilst remaining competitive, just get in touch! Our procurement professionals can assist you by collaborating with our partners to find personalised solutions to lessen the burden of surging overheads.

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Pergal Bags (Milk)

NEW: The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has caused a global shortage of pergal bags. KDC Group have advised us of their approach in tackling it.

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Seafood

With the volatility of seafood prices, M&J Seafood has given us a market update. Check it out now to see, which species are in season for your summer menu.

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Milk

NEW: A chronic shortage of workers is hitting milk production and further fuelling food price inflation, as the sector demands the government do more to help.

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Butchery

Britain’s meat industry is facing huge price rises due to increased demand and production cost pressures. Read on to see more detail about chicken, pork and beef.

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Global Food Insecurity

Rising inflation and the conflict in Ukraine causes a lack of key commodity availability and price rises causing global food insecurity.

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Milk & Cheese

Costs for feed, fuel and fertiliser are impacting milk production causing milk shortages and price rises across the dairy industry.

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Eggs

Prices for shell eggs have seen a rapid increase since February with wholesalers struggling to secure long-term availability of product.

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Seafood

Following receipt of a market update from Direct Seafoods, see our detailed article on farmed and wild seafood, and the factors that are contributing to rising prices.

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Fuel

Rising fuel costs are a massive problem for customers and businesses. Find out what's causing these high prices and when they're forecast to fall.

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Milk

The forthcoming plastic tax and higher prices for farmers, hit milk production suppliers making price rises unavoidable as increased costs can no longer be absorbed.

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Paper

Industrial action in Finnish paper mills extended until April, meaning the UK may only have about 6-weeks of copier paper left.

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Salmon

Salmon prices leap to a new record high, with prices more than doubling since Christmas. Demand continues to far outstrip supply, as catches and harvests decrease.