Prestige Purchasing Blog

Food Policy Matters - By David Read
Jun 9th 2017
We recently held the first of a programme of small “consultation dinners” with foodservice leaders, chaired by Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, who is assembling a commission to advise the government on the future of UK food policy once we leave the EU. If this sounds dull...
Food Policy Matters - By David Read
Jun 9th 2017
We recently held the first of a programme of small “consultation dinners” with foodservice leaders, chaired by Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, who is assembling a commission to advise the government on the future of UK food policy once we leave the EU. If this sounds dull...
PRICE RISK REPORT
May 29th 2017
Last Month Summary Despite significant volatility, UK energy prices fell overall during April as milder weather forecasts for summer reduced expected heating demand. At the same time, strong gas pipeline flows, LNG imports and gas storage withdrawals also boosted available supplies. In the power...
FPI still riding high at 5.8% for April
May 29th 2017
Food and Non Alcoholic Beverage Price Inflation has eased slightly from last month, at 5.8% for April 2017. Once again, all categories are up compared to last year, with fish still a notable standout at 13.4%.  As in previous CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index reports, sea lice infestations...
Avocados - Another Summer Of Scarcity?
May 29th 2017
The price of avocadoes has steadily increased since the beginning of the year, and has nearly doubled from some UK sellers.  Last year, it was a combination of a long-running drought in California and the effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon on crops elsewhere that caused prices to spike...

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