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22 January 2021

Many sectors have not seen much pick-up in demand from the week previous. As retail markets work through remnants of Christmas stocks, there is hope some demand creation could be seen soon.

15 January 2021

Prices remain firm in the packing market as restrictions tighten across the UK.

8 January 2021

Packers have remained busy this week although a lot of the throughput is covered by contracted supply.

18 December 2020

With a week to go now until Christmas Day, the majority of contributors have reported a better level of demand than in November. Export markets for frying and packing material, have been busy ahead of the potential ‘no-deal’ EU exit.

11 December 2020

Potato prices have remained relatively stable this week despite the run up to Christmas. Generally free-buy trade is steady for the time of year because of the increased movement of contracted material.

4 December 2020

Demand across the board is reported as relatively lacklustre, despite England coming out of lockdown and going into to a tiered system.

27 November 2020

Little movement in the market over the last week, due to current lockdown measures slowing trade across much of the UK.

20 November 2020

Free-buy markets experienced a downturn in trade this week, with most overall demand met by contracted material.

13 November 2020

The English lockdown seems to have had a limited effect on the free-buy market. Maris Piper is at a premium to other whites in retail.

6 November 2020

Cautious buyers and lack lustre demand have resulted in little free-buy price movement from last week.

30 October 2020

Free buy traded volumes across all sectors are described as being quite average, with many orders fulfilled on contract.

23 October 2020

Demand has been slow this week due to uncertainty around tighter COVID-19 restrictions and the potential increased closure of pubs and restaurants.

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