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22/12/21 8-19% Price Increase For Border Biscuits - 1st January 2022

Price increases for the following Border Biscuits lines;
NWT542 Border Biscuits 48's – 13%
NWT655 Border Biscuits Twin Pack 3 Variety 100's – 19%
NWT658 Border Biscuits Twin Pack 5 Variety 100's – 8.3%
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st January 2022.

22/12/21 8-16% Price Increase For Biscuits - 1st January 2022

Price increases for the following biscuit lines;
NWT859 Cafe Bronte Twin Mini Variety 100's (19467) – 15.7%
NWT860 Bronte Mini Assorted 5 Variety x 100 (19378) – 8.8%
NWT2227 Paterson Shortbread 2 x 48's – 9.7%
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st January 2022.

06/12/21 15-20% Price Increase For Danone Brands - 28th February 2022

Danone have seen significant increases in the costs of logistics, ingredients, packaging materials and energy throughout 2021 and we are forecasting this to continue into 2022. Such cost inflation has, and we expect will, continue to outpace numerous efficiency initiatives within the business, including those we have secured ahead of 2022. Therefore, Danone have been forced to increase the product cost prices across a number of SKUs
Brands include;
• Evian
• Volvic
• Harrogate
• L'mon

These increases will be effective for orders placed from Monday 28th February 2022

03/12/21 7% Price Increase For v Drinks - 28th February 2022

Vimto have received significant inflationary costs, and despite initiating cost saving projects and absorbing a substantial amount of on cost, it has become necessary to implement this increase.

These increases will be effective for orders placed from Monday 28th February 2022

02/12/21 6.6% Price Increase For Flavia Drinks - 1st February 2022

Due to increased raw material, transportation and labour costs, it is necessary price increases for Flavia Drinks Lines.
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st February 2022.

01/12/21 7% Price Increase For Lavazza Coffee - 1st February 2022

Due to these significant increases in raw material and operational costs, Lavazza UK Ltd will be implementing a cost price increase across our coffee ranges: Ground, Bean and Capsules as well as ancillary products and equipment. The new cost prices will be effective on all orders from, 1st February 2022.
These increases are being driven by well documented global economic factors, which include;
• Raw coffee prices have increased dramatically in the last 6 months alone, for both Arabica and Robusta. Specialties and organic coffees have experienced even higher increases.
• Other raw material prices continue to increase – Oil, paper, aluminium and plastics.
• Freight rates continue to increase and general supply chain costs, not exclusively due to resources, continue to increase.
Lavazza will continue to offer the finest quality blends and single origin products to all of our customers by ensuring only superior quality raw materials are used.

26/11/21 12% Price Increase For Café Direct Coffee - 1st February 2022

As you will no doubt have read in the media food and drinks companies have been impacted by a myriad of cost increases over the last six months. One of the leading drivers of the cost increase has been the coffee price itself.
The increase in fuel costs has also impacted packaging and cardboard pricing, even before the impending packaging tax implementation next year.
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st February 2022.

26/11/21 Price Increases For Kenco & Douwe Egberts Lines - 1st February 2022

Due to increased raw material, transportation and labour costs, it is necessary price increases for Kenco & Douwe Egberts Coffee Lines.
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st February 2022.

26/11/21 Price Increases For Nestle Waters - 1st January 2022

Due to increased raw material, transportation and labour costs, it is necessary price increases for Nestle Waters Lines.
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st January 2022.

26/11/21 Price Increases For Coca Cola Lines - 1st January 2022

Due to increased raw material, transportation and labour costs, it is necessary price increases for Coca Cola Lines.
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st January 2022.

26/11/21 5% Price Increase For Purell Hand Sanitisers - 1st January 2022

Over the past year, we have continued to experience sustained increases in cost prices across some of our key raw materials. This, combined with additional increases in freight cost, mean it is necessary for us to implement a price increase of 5% across all skincare products from 1st January 2022

26/11/21 Price Increases For Ben Shaws Cans - 1st January 2022

Due to increased raw material, transportation and labour costs, it is necessary price increases for Ben Shaws Cans.
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st January 2022.

26/11/21 Price Increases For Hills Biscuits - 1st January 2022

It should come as no surprise to you that during 2021 along with all businesses in our sector we have seen unprecedented rises in costs which we have been continuing to absorb to the point where we need to take some significant corrective pricing action in order to maintain a sustainable business moving forward.
The outlook is for further additional and significant rises to come in 2022 across what seems to be every key area including but not limited to vegetable oils, sugar, flour and other ingredients, wages, gas, electric, packaging and transport. It seems there is a real need for a reset in food prices for next year which will inevitably have a knock-on effect for businesses and consumers alike however it is very well publicised and we know there is a general expectation in the market.
We appreciate your ongoing business and trust we can continue to build on our relationships moving forward. We remain committed to continuing to deliver the great service and value for money that we are known for.

26/11/21 Price Increases For Lyons Coffee - 1st January 2022

We have had to increase the price of our Lyons products for the following reasons:
• Substantial increases in distribution and freight
• Packaging costs have risen sharply
• Raw material price rises
• Changes to tax and WTO tariffs as a result of Brexit
• Significant utility increases
• UK inflation

We have done everything possible to keep the increase to a minimum, and still deliver the best quality and value for our loyal brand consumers. The new price is effective for deliveries from 1st January 2022.

26/11/21 10% Price Increase For Really Useful Lines - 1st January 2022

Plastic has been in tight supply since October 2020 and this has continuously increased the costs we have to pay to ensure supply.
Plastic prices have now risen to its highest level ever and what is most worrying is this record high price is stubbornly staying at this level.
We have been patient in hoping that this would come down however the higher price for longer is unfortunately not sustainable.
As a reaction to this we are implementing a general price increase of 10%, these rises will take effect on 1st January 2022.

21/10/21 3-5% Price Increase For Radnor Hills Lines - 1st November 2021

Due to increased raw material, transportation and labour costs, it is necessary price increases of between 3-5% for Radnor Hill Products.
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st November 2021.

21/10/21 5% Price Increase For JDE Tassimo & L’Or Lines - 1st November 2021

This is to advise you of an upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st November 2021.
Due to escalating raw material, transportation, and other manufacturing costs, it is necessary to implement a price increase of 5% on Tassimo & L'Or lines.

01/10/21 8% Price Increase For Dart Cups - 15th November 2021

Due to a combination of reasons related to continued increases in material and non-material costs including freight, and other costs to service, we are forced to implement a price increase for our dart lines.

01/09/21 5-10% Price Increase For Tate & Lyle Lines - 18th October 2021

Due to increased raw material, transportation and labour costs, it is necessary price increases for Tate & Lyle Lines.
The upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 18th October 2021.

Nestlé Professional Cost Price Increase

Nestlé Professional will be increasing cost prices on its Beverage, Food, Dairy and Baked Dessert Ingredients portfolio. These changes are necessary due to the significant increase in input costs which have affected our products and our ongoing commitment to invest in our brands in these categories.
All of these cost price changes will be effective on deliveries dispatched after 12:01 a.m. on 4th October 2021.
Please find enclosed the revised Nestlé Professional cost price list which is effective from this date. Your company remains free to determine its resale prices.
Thank you for your continued support of Nestlé Professional.
Price increases range from 4% to 8% on the vast majority of lines.
Pricing will increase from NWT on orders placed commencing 1st October.

7/7/2021 IAMS, TETRA, FURMINATOR PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st NOVEMBER


We will be implementing a cost price increase across some of our brands/Skus on November 1st 2021. This decision has been made by the business due to several contributing factors;

• Global Shipping costs – over the last 12 months we have absorbed significant costs for shipping across container pricing and transportation.

• Raw Materials – we are taking increases on all raw materials in some case as much as 69% on certain ingredients

• Packaging materials – we have also been subject to increases up to 41% on some of the materials we use.

All of the increases have been absorbed over the last 12 months, however we will now implementing these changes which will be updated in our systems to go live from November 1st 2021.

6/7/2021 GALAXY & MILFRESH PRICE INCREASES FROM 27th SEPTEMBER


You will be aware of inflationary pressures across the food industry. This has led to significant increases in our raw materials and packaging for the products and brands we represent. Whilst we have worked extremely hard over the past few months to mitigate as many of these increases as possible, it has now gone beyond the point whereby we can absorb such increases any longer. Consequently we have no alternative other than to increase the price of some specific product lines.

The changes are detailed on the attached schedule and these will become effective on all deliveries made from 27/09/2021.

These increases are a direct result of the exceptional commodity and cost inflation that we are experiencing, as highlighted in the accompanying graphs. I trust that you will understand that we have no alternative course of action and acknowledge that we have kept the necessary increases to an absolute minimum.

4/7/2021 BUTCHERS PRICE INCREASES FROM 13th SEPTEMBER


I am writing to inform you of price changes across a number of products supplied by Butcher's Pet Care which will come into effect on all orders from Monday 13th September. Over the past year we have all seen significant inflation across raw materials, packaging and operating costs.
In recent months this has accelerated to levels not seen for many years. As a responsible supplier, we have made every effort to mitigate these costs and avoid passing these on to our customers but with these sustained inflationary pressures we have reached the point where we are no longer able to absorb these higher costs.
As a result, please be advised that Butchers Pet Care will be applying increased cost prices of +7.5% across all our Can (Cat & Dog) & Alu Tray ranges. A copy of the detail has been enclosed.

1/7/2021 HEDGEHOG PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st SEPTEMBER


Regrettably, we are unable to further absorb price increases of this order and we have no alternative but to impose a price rise of 10% from the 1st September 2021 on the following Hedgehog branded products:

  • Hedgehog Easy Air Wedge
  • Hedgehog Gutter Clip

1/7/2021 LAVAZZA PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st SEPTEMBER


Cost Price changes

The Lavazza Group constantly assesses its operational and manufacturing costs to ensure we can continue to sustain the business and bring the finest quality coffee to market.

Due to significant increases in raw material and operational costs, Lavazza Coffee (UK) Ltd will be implementing a cost price increase across our Ground, Beans, Instant and Capsules products. The new cost prices will be effective on all orders from, 1ST September 2021.

Increases are being driven by global economic factors with the change to your cost prices due to the following reasons’,

• Green coffee prices have increased dramatically in the last 6 months for both Arabica and Robusta. Specialties and organic coffees have experienced even higher increases.

• Other raw material prices have increased due to demand and supply complications (e.g. oil, aluminium, cardboard and plastics).

• Freight rates have skyrocketed reaching new market highs.

Lavazza’s goal is to continue to offer the finest quality blends to our customers. Our blends deliver the best in-cup experience for our consumers by ensuring only superior quality raw materials.

16/6/2021 GB Confectionery PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st JULY


We have absorbed a high proportion of the raw material cost increases throughout the past 12mths but unfortunately, we are still not seeing any softening of raw material pricing but are in fact seeing the reverse happen most notably across cardboard and paper materials.

With no real end in sight to this I am afraid we are no longer able to absorb these additional increases and reluctantly need to raise our pricing accordingly. Effective from new orders placed for delivery after the 1st of July. This mean there will be a 2.5% increase on your current price.

16/6/2021 Janit-X Bin Bags PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st JULY


We have absorbed these as long as we can. But the impact this year is already well over £1m for us, and we cannot continue to swallow these sorts of additional costs. Our decision here was simple, either stop bringing product in whilst the price is so high, or carry on and have stock availability. We believe the second choice is the preferred option for our customers, and that is what we have done.
We don’t want to increase pricing, but you will be contacted to discuss new rates before the end of this month.
This in no way represents any increase in margin for us. In fact, it does not even begin to cover the full extent of the increases we have paid. But it will at least enable us to continue our current service to you.
We sincerely hope this situation eases back to “normal”. As soon as it does, we will of course be in touch to discuss pricing with you again.
We hope you understand, and thank you for your business with us.

10/6/2021 ANOTHER DART CUPS & LIDS PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st JULY


This is to advise you of an ANOTHER upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st July 2021.
Due to escalating raw material, transportation, and other manufacturing costs, it is necessary to implement a price increase on all products as follows:
Substrate
Polystyrene
Increase Percentage +5%

24/5/2021 SEA KELP PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st JUNE


Please note that there will be a Sea Kelp price increase effective 1st June 2021, with the attached your new confidential price list.
Sea Kelp has not had a price increase for several years, in spite of our costs having increased across the years, including further cost implications from global supply chain challenges during the pandemic.
Although there are price increases across products, I’m pleased to say that we’ve maintained current pricing on the 300ml pump bottles.
We have an environmentally-friendly range of FSC certified white boxed guest amenities and have included a small range of key COVID-19 products focusing on guest and staff health and safety, including disinfecting and sanitising products, gloves, masks and alcohol hand gel.
Thank you for your continued valued support of Sea Kelp.

21/5/2021 PUKKA PADS & FILLING INCCREASES WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT


As explained in the attached letter from our sales director, we have been forced to implement price increases across our Pukka Filing range. As you know, over the past year we have absorbed huge increases on materials and particularly freight and it has come to the stage where we cannot hold off these increases any longer. See attached the new prices which will come into effect immediately.

14/5/2021 DART CUPS & LIDS PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st JUNE


This is to advise you of an upcoming price increase that will be implemented on 1st June 2021.
Due to escalating raw material, transportation, and other manufacturing costs, it is necessary to implement a price increase on all products as follows:

Substrate
Polystyrene
Increase Percentage +8%

7/5/2021 LAKELAND & MILLAC PRICE INCREASES FROM 1st JUNE


Over the last year we have seen milk and SMP, important ingredients in many of our products increase.
In addition to these dairy price increases we have also experienced increases in:
• Other important ingredients - Sugar, Veg Oils.
• Timber/Packaging
• Fuel/Energy
Throughout the recent challenging period caused by the pandemic and the on-going challenges that we all
face, we have tried our very best to absorb these increases but regrettably as from Tuesday 1st June 2021
we have no alternative but to increase our prices.

20/04/2021 FERRERO PRICE CHANGES


We are writing to advise you of a change in standard invoice price against some of the products in the Ferrero range, which you purchase from us, please see attached SKU detail.

The increase of the invoice prices for all Ferrero UK Limited customers will become effective from the 10th of May 2021.

This will be a minimum of 6% increase across the range.

19/04/2021 JANIT-X CHEMICALS PRICE CHANGES


As if Covid hasn’t been enough for us all to deal with during the last 12 months we now have to shift our focus onto BREXIT, global raw material shortages and months of negotiations with suppliers.

The last 10 months of 2020 in the lead up to BREXIT negotiations, we saw increasing volatility in the supply chain of raw materials and packaging
Raw materials have seen increases of between 3 and 5 fold. Cost of imports, increased administration and severely reduced availability are pushing prices up for raw materials globally.

With the onset of Biocidal Product Registrations and the complexity in regulating which raw materials can / cannot be used for production in disinfectants, and subsequent product registrations we’ve had to complete to comply with this legislation, we as a business have seen further significant cost implications.

We have tried to avoid passing on any price increases to our distributors where possible, and through internal initiatives have improved our purchasing and sourced new suppliers where possible. However, we have absorbed steady increases now for the last 10 months. Unfortunately we are at a point where the price escalations, BREXIT and further elements generated on a global scale, cannot be absorbed any further and we have no alternative but to introduce the following changes:

As of 10th May 2021 the pricing for all products will increase by 5%

18/04/2021 SWIZZELS PRICE CHANGES


Please find formal notification that Swizzels Matlow Ltd will be implementing a market wide cost price increase, effective Monday 31st May.

As a business, Swizzels have absorbed many additional costs over the last number of years, however continued increases in the price of raw materials, packaging, labour, utilities and distribution, mean that we cannot continue to do so and remain competitive.

These price increases range from between 12% and 25%. We will do our best to mitigate the price increases we pass on wherever possible.

17/04/2021 TETLEY PRICE & PRODUCT CHANGES


I write to formally notify you of some staggered cost increase / SKU changes taking place relating to our portfolio of products.

These changes are driven by significant increases in costs being incurred by our business as we support our brands, innovate to add value to the tea category and others, invest in our infrastructure and critically to improve the CSR credentials of our ranges.

Our prices will increase across the portfolio of products supplied on all deliveries made from and including 1st May 2021 and will be a minimum of 3%

The above applies to all Tetley Products besides Tetley 440’s, Tetley 1100’s & Tetley 1540’s.

These products will be subject to a reduction in the drop weight of the Tetley polybag range (Product table below) will follow on or around the 1st June 2021. New Product detail such as pack codes and case weights will follow in due course and invoice pricing will remain unaffected on these lines.

16/04/2021 HOZELOCK PRICE CHANGES


Hozelock cannot continue to absorb all of these costs and we should increase our prices now by 25% to reflect their impact on our business.

However, we recognise that this would place our customers in a very difficult position, So we are gambling that raw material costs will return in the future to a more sustainable level, And are increasing our prices only by the absolute minimum required to be able to continue to supply.

Under the current exceptional Force Majeure circumstances, we have no choice but to increase our prices by 8% for all orders from Friday 9th April 2021

12/04/2021 WHAM PRICE CHANGES


Since the outbreak of Covid and series of lockdowns, we have seen a huge increase in monthly demand across all products, which has exceeded our current monthly production capacity. We did think that this would start to get back to normal in the 4th quarter of 2020, however, this has just not been the case with demand still out-stripping production.

We have been working tirelessly to try and “fix” this shortfall in capacity and are well on the road to being able to not only meet this new level of demand, but also have room to expand further. As a result of a £10 million+ pound investment, we have purchased 14 new machines. Five of which are now adding to production, with a further nine machines due over the next two months. We have extended the production facility to a new building, having to also account for installation of extra power, extra cooling systems, more auto material feeding etc.; to be able to get these new machines on-line and producing as quickly as possible.

We apologise for the drop in our usual high level of service and supply and assure you we are doing everything to resolve these issues as quickly as possible and thank you for your continued support over the last 12 months.

Now that we are in a good place to be able to meet the new level of demand, we are now being hit with record high material prices and even more worrying, lack of raw material supplies. From November, material prices have increased rapidly (approx. 50% to date) with March alone being hit with an increase of €450 per tonne. We have been holding off price increases for as long as possible, but now have no alternative and will be looking at moving pricing by 10% from the 12th of April.

15/02/2021 Vitax Range Extended - New Products Available NOW!


Viutax are specialists in the supply of most essential things needed for successful gardening and growing. From fertilisers, plant foods, composts and lawn products to highly effective weedkillers and pest control products used by everyone from weekend gardeners and gardening enthusiasts to professional growers, groundsmen and greenkeepers.

NWT has extended our Vitax range by taking on 3 new product lines;

NWT6189 Vitax Perlite Compost Additive 20 Litre
NWT6190 Vitax Fertilizer Q4 2.5kg
NWT6191 Vitax Organic Potato Fertiliser 1kg

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