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    BB Open Letter: Wheat prices

    2010-07-02T00:00:00Z

    The report in British Baker (4 June) highlights concerns over the possibility of increased wheat prices, due to currency fluctuation and the increased use of wheat for biofuel production. The possible effect of these concerns is that wheat and subsequently flour prices will rise after a new crop, ...

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    Report Grain prices firm in finely balanced market

    2010-06-04T00:00:00Z

    Grain prices in 2009/10 have been much below the level of the previous two years. During the months before Easter, wheat prices drifted further along, with good news about the area planted for the coming harvest and the condition of crops emerging from winter; consequently expectations are for a large ...

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    Bread prices rise despite global economic slump

    2010-02-12T00:00:00Z

    The price of bread around the world went up last year and is set to continue rising, despite the global financial downturn, according to new research. Figures from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) show bread was up an average of 4.3% in price worldwide in the year to September 2009, ...

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    Challenging fluctuations on cocoa and sugar prices

    2009-10-23T00:00:00Z

    Cake and biscuit manufacturers are having to contend with wildly fluctuating sugar and cocoa prices, with little sign that the situation will stabilise in the coming year. Cocoa prices reached a 29-year high of $3,143/tonne last month 17% higher than a year ago and 62% higher than two years ...

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    UK bread prices stay low in world rankings

    2009-10-23T00:00:00Z

    The UK remains one of the cheapest countries in the world to buy bread, with prices in London and Manchester on a par with those in Lagos, Nigeria and Bangkok, Thailand. According to the latest figures from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), just released exclusively to British Baker, London was ...

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    UK bread prices stay low in world rankings

    2009-10-23T00:00:00Z

    The UK remains one of the cheapest countries in the world to buy bread, with prices in London and Manchester on a par with those in Lagos, Nigeria and Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Organic breads hit, as high prices deter shoppers

    2009-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Value sales of organic bread and bakery products dropped by 18.2% last year, as high prices due to soaring wheat costs deterred cost-conscious shoppers. According to the Soil Association’s Organic Market Report 2009, which is based on TNS Worldpanel data, sales of organic bread fell by 13.1%. "Organic shoppers, ...

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    Organic breads hit, as high prices deter shoppers

    2009-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Value sales of organic bread and bakery products dropped by 18.2% last year, as high prices due to soaring wheat costs deterred cost-conscious shoppers. According to the Soil Association’s Organic Market Report 2009, which is based on TNS Worldpanel data, sales of organic bread fell by 13.1%. "Organic shoppers, ...

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    UK bread prices drop down the world rankings

    2009-01-30T00:00:00Z

    Anne Bruce The UK has dropped down the world rankings of retail bread prices, despite price increases in bread over the year, putting the UK in line with those in the developing world. According to latest data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), released exclusively to British Baker, ...

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    Exchange rate hits ingredients prices

    2009-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Bakers are facing a sharp increase in the price of ingredients and equipment imported from the Continent, as the slump in the value of the pound bites. Since November, the value of sterling against the euro has fallen from £1.25 to close to parity - a 20% drop - forcing ...

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    Higher prices drive Callebaut growth

    2008-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Barry Callebaut has reported a 5.3% increase in full-year opera-ting profit to 31 August 2008 and said it had continued to see good growth in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Profit rose to SFr341.1m (£184.7m), as sales increased by 17.3% to SFr4.8bn (£2.6bn). According to the ...

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    Sterling drop may halt a lowering of flour prices

    2008-10-31T00:00:00Z

    The plunging value of sterling against the dollar and the euro, combined with a decline in UK wheat quality, may put a stop to the recent falls in flour prices. The pound has fallen in value by more than 20% compared to the dollar in the past month, from around ...

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    Sterling drop may halt a lowering of flour prices

    2008-10-31T00:00:00Z

    The plunging value of sterling against the dollar and the euro, combined with a decline in UK wheat quality, may put a stop to the recent falls in flour prices. The pound has fallen in value by more than 20% compared to the dollar in the past month, from around ...

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    Farm-level costs could force up bread prices

    2008-10-31T00:00:00Z

    Rises in "underlying costs at farm level", including energy and fuel, could force up bread prices in the longer term, according to Alex Waugh, chief executive of the National Association of British and Irish Millers (nabim). Speaking during a discussion at the Home Grown Cereal Authority’s (HGCA) Grain Market Outlook ...

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    Farm-level costs could force up bread prices

    2008-10-31T00:00:00Z

    Rises in "underlying costs at farm level", including energy and fuel, could force up bread prices in the longer term, according to Alex Waugh, chief executive of the National Association of British and Irish Millers (nabim). Speaking during a discussion at the Home Grown Cereal Authority’s (HGCA) Grain Market Outlook ...

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    RGFC to tackle costs with increased prices

    2008-07-25T00:00:00Z

    Food manufacturing group the Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has reported strong sales in its bakery ingredients division, up 13%. RGFC indicated it would seek to again increase prices in response to its own rising costs. Sales in its bakery division - made up of Wiltshire-based Hayden’s Bakeries and ...

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    Energy prices take their toll on milling industry

    2008-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Flour millers association Nabim has warned that steeply rising energy prices, combined with other rising costs, are having a serious impact on the milling industry and overall grain sector. Alex Waugh, director of Nabim told British Baker that, as the oil price rises to a record level beyond $140 per ...

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    Commodities Prices

    2008-06-13T00:00:00Z

    PriceMeasurementChange (%) Commodity prices - to trade UK bread wheat - delivered, Liverpool192.50£/tonne0 milling wheat (May contract) Canadian No1 CWRS (Fob St Lawrence)248.00£/tonne-0.17 Sugar (refined, granulated)821.60£/tonne0 Commodity prices - international futures Wheat (LIFFE, May contract)148.50£/tonne-1.00 Coffee, Arabica (NYBOT, May contract)132.90£/tonne+13.64 Coffee, Robusta (LIFFE, May contract)2,211£/tonne+21.89 Footnote: Prices in £ sterling, ...

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    Warburton: low bread prices ’unsustainable’

    2008-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Retailers will have to increase bread prices as the cost of raw ingredients continues to rocket, according to Warburtons chairman Jonathan Warburton. Speaking at a KPMG retail event on the issue of increased bread prices, Warburton said: “The last 12 to 18 months have been challenging for the food industry ...

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    Caribbean bakeries face rising flour costs as global wheat prices escalate

    2008-05-02T00:00:00Z

    Bakery businesses across the Caribbean are braced for further price rises after Barbados and Jamaica became the latest nations to see the cost of flour rise by at least 30%. In Barbados the government had given a (BBD)$501,000 (£125,000) emergency subsidy to ease the impact of increases in world wheat ...