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March 2014

Market Report: February 2014

RPI Summary

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.

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Health and Vitality Honours – Roll of Honour 2014

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!

Razor Clam Fishing – Electrifying!

Recent features in the press (Nov 2013) raised the issue that divers are continuing to risk death by “electro fishing” in the Firth of Forth.

People have been aware of this “fishing method” since the early 1990’s and was legislated against in 1998.
This highly dangerous method of fishing, as you can imagine with electricity and water, especially sea water, do not make good bed fellows. One side effect is that divers with amalgam teeth fillings, tend to fall out!!

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Market Report November 2013

RPI Summary

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.

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