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From turkeys to alcohol, how will shortages affect Christmas?

Retailers and farmers explain what shoppers should expect as Brexit and supply chain problems bite

HGV driver shortage eases as hauliers return to workforce

The HGV driver shortage has eased significantly in recent months, as almost half the drivers who left the profession during the pandemic have now been recovered, official data shows.

Turkey to festive fizz: how will shortages affect UK Christmas dinner?

The supply chain crisis will have an impact on what people have for their meal this year – and the cost. Should you be worried about being able to buy all the food you want for your traditional..

Durum wheat shortage impacts producers

Pasta prices have surged across the mults this month amid an ongoing shortage of durum wheat.

PG Tips and Cornetto maker Unilever warns prices will rise

The company behind brands such as PG Tips, Cornetto and Dove has said it will raise prices to cope with "elevated levels" of cost inflation which it expects to continue next year.

M&S does not expect Christmas supply shortages

Marks & Spencer has said it is not expecting stock availability disruptions during Christmas – but CEO Steve Rowe has warned of inflation-derived price hikes. Rowe said that M&S is set up “to deliver..

UK and European natural gas prices add to big gains over past week

UK and European gas prices surged on Wednesday, building on sharp gains over the past week, as a fresh jolt of concerns over supplies of the key fuel for power generation and heating swept the market.

Food Shortages: Shoppers face empty shelves at Christmas

In news from British retailers, shoppers could face gaps on supermarket shelves this Christmas and food shortages, despite government assurances that the festive season is “safe” from labour..

Market Intelligence: November Wheat prices

Global wheat prices have seen an 80% uplift in the period between June 2020 and November 2021. In this update Technical Analyst Steve O'Hare takes us through what's happening to wheat markets in the..

Stocks in Italian delis from Wholesale Pasta Suppliers UK

Is this as Fusili as it seems? The UK’s Italian delicatessens are stocking British pasta for the first time because it has become so difficult to import products such as spaghetti and tinned tomatoes..

Is spaghetti in a spin for wholesale pasta suppliers?

Where’s Bruce Willis when you need him? Because the pasta sector could use a hero as it faces a lit- any of woes worthy of a disaster movie. After skyrocketing demand in 2020, sales have now fallen..