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Meat bites back

Regenuary is a provocative alternative to Veganuary. But can it encourage a more nuanced debate about ‘better’ meat? David Burrows reports. In the past couple of years Veganuary has hogged the headlines as Brits promise to give up meat and dairy products in the first month of the year. In 2021, half a million had…
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Food and beverage inflation low but pricing uncertainty looms

The CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index indicates a 12-month low in pricing ahead of major supply chain disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. Foodservice pricing reached its lowest point for 12 months in February 2020 with the majority of food and beverage categories showing no or minimal year-on-year inflation, the latest edition of the CGA Prestige…
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Foodservice prices falling as inflationary pressures ease

New edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index reveals a month-on-month drop in prices in eight of ten food and drink categories in September 2019. Foodservice prices may be stabilising after three years of steady inflation, according to the latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index report. The exclusive Index has been dropping since February,…
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Footprint Five: the September stories and statistics you might have missed

From farmers fighting back to the plummeting price of eggs, here’s David Burrows’ round-up of the news that may have escaped your attention last month Don’t diss dairy. The health benefits of dairy products are “easy to demonstrate” and most UK consumers are “ethically comfortable” with animal products. However, it’s the climate change argument that…
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Beverage inflation pushes Foodservice Price Index to new record high

New edition of the exclusive market measure from CGA and Prestige Purchasing also reveals that food price inflation is levelling off in the month leading up to Brexit. The CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index recorded a colossal 21.6% year-on-year increase in its non-alcoholic beverage categories in June 2019—taking the overall measure to its highest index…
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9.8% inflation as Foodservice Price Index hits all-time high 

After tracking at above-average levels since May 2018, the Foodservice Price Index from CGA and Prestige Purchasing has reached the highest point of year on year inflation since its inception The Fish category of the Foodservice Price Index saw another jump in inflation month on month, with much of the increase down to difficulties in…
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Oils, fats and fish drive inflation as buyers anxiously await Brexit

Oils, fats and fish continue to trade at prices over 25% higher than last year, the latest edition of the Foodservice Price Index from CGA and Prestige Purchasing reveals. Recent falls in the hot beverages category have meanwhile corrected, while fruit prices continue to reduce from the highs of the summer months, and sugar prices…
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Meat prices drop but Bread and Cereals rise after hot summer

The level of Foodservice Price inflation has reduced by a third, as Meat prices fall in the short term whilst Breads & Cereals reflect harsh summer. Overall inflation in the foodservice sector dropped in August 2018 due to a fall in Meat and Poultry prices against the same month last year, the latest Foodservice Price…
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Foodservice price inflation dips to pre-referendum levels in early 2018

Foodservice price inflation dropped back to 0.5% in February 2018—the lowest point since the EU referendum. That is the headline finding of the latest edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index. The vote to leave the EU in June 2016 triggered an immediate weakening of the pound and a sharp spike in foodservice prices,…
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