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Developing leaders key to benefit from digital tech

Food and drink manufacturers need to nurture future leaders to benefit from the increased use of digital technology, says EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

Nurturing young talent key to benefit from the increased use of digital technology

Food innovation prize won by UK graduates

A team two UK food science graduates have won the bronze prize at the European final of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia at food innovation exhibition SIAL in Paris.

Brexit could drive food firms offshore

Some manufacturers could relocate their operations overseas in whole or in part following the Brexit vote, a senior food industry consultant has suggested.

Safe handling guidance to cut 1,700 acute injuries each year

New guidance has been launched in an effort to reduce the 1,700 acute injuries that occur each year in the food and drink sector caused by manual handling.

Nestlé may raise prices after growth forecast cut

Nestlé may raise its product prices after cutting its annual growth forecast from 4.3% to 3.5%, due to deflation and a “softer” market.

US expansion boosts revenues at Chaucer

Food ingredients manufacturer Chaucer posted a 17% rise in revenues and 20% growth in earnings over the past year, driven by expansion into the US.

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Blaze battled at Yorkshire pudding factory

A blaze at a Yorkshire pudding factory in south Wales was attended by four fire engines this morning, after a fire started in an industrial oven.

New appointments in the food and drink industry

New appointments at meat firm Tulip and grocery think-tank IGD lead this month’s photogallery of people moving to new positions within the food and drink industry.

Lack of Brexit plans a ‘huge threat’ to food industry

The food industry faces a “huge threat” due to the environment secretary Andrea Leadsom’s lack of an effective Brexit plan, claims the GMB union.

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Food firms can’t plan for Brexit until given more information

The government should tell food and drink manufacturers how it plans to transpose EU law into UK law before the sector can prepare for Brexit, says DWF’s head of food group Dominic Watkins.

Jobs saved at Somerset cider mill after takeover

Up to 24 jobs have been saved at a cider mill in Somerset, after beverage firm Brothers Drinks stepped in to take over manufacturing and production of the plant to keep it from closing.

Kellogg strategy to focus on wholesale price-marked packs

Kellogg UK has big plans to grow its business within channels, such as the wholesale and convenience sectors, where price-marked packs (PMPs) will form a central part of the cereal, biscuit and crisp giant’s strategy, its sales director for speciality channels Nick Dawson has revealed.

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