Annual RPI ended 2013 at 2.7% – having remained pretty static since falling under 3% in October. This after spending the prior 9 months (from January through to September ) at 3% to 3.5%.
Of the other commodities tracked; beef, fish and cereals all suffered a mini upward blip in price increases during November before tailing off in December. Dairy, meanwhile, dipped in November whilst pork fell sharply to finish the year down -1.2%.
Food and catering RPI has fallen steadily over the last quarter from 3.6% in September down to 2.1% in December.
Partners In Purchasing (Jan 2014) are once again proud to be included on the prestigious roll of honour for this initiative that recognises those businesses that showcase best practice and help create a greater transparency on the social issues of health and nutrition throughout the foodservice supply chain.
Thought leaders …. we are always looking for opportunities to encourage people and organisations to make the link between the food that we eat and performance at work and it is great for us to be recognised as thought-leaders in this field.
Strategy … our strategy is simple: educate and engage with our clients and their workforce and highlight and promote their success stories. In addition, ensure the core messages of well being at work are continually communicated to our key opinion leaders within the media, business and the catering sector through press articles, events and bespoke projects.
Results … we help our clients actively consider and improve the heath and vitality of their most precious commodity – their people. What’s not to feel good about!
Annual RPI has remained relatively stable throughout the last quarter reflecting a similar pattern to the last 12 months and ended the year to September at 3.2%. As you can see from the graph, this contrasts sharply with the high fluctuations across all the core food commodities tracked.
Food and catering RPI is drifting upwards and was reported at 3.6% for September.