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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.

GMO law change will lead to glut of imports

Any deregulation of food made with genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the UK after Brexit is likely to result in a huge rise in imports of GM products from Asia and...

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Smart tech key to boosting sales: Diageo boss

Smart technology – including temperature-sensitive billboards – and inspired Twitter marketing have “significantly” boosted sales, claims drinks giant Diageo.

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Manufacturers told ‘emotional innovation key to growth’

Food and drink manufacturers should engage with shoppers on “a more emotional level” when planning new product innovation, recommends grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

Brexit will prove ‘messy and ugly’ for farmers

Brexit is going to prove “messy, acrimonious and fairly ugly”, the director general of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Terry Jones has warned.

Sainsbury rivals Fresh with delivery service

Sainsbury is to take on Amazon with a London-wide cycle courier service that aims to deliver to customers within an hour of placing their order.

Tate & Lyle invests in oat factory extension

Tate & Lyle has expanded the capacity of its ingredients manufacturing factory in Kimstad, Sweden, as part of a continuing $100M investment drive in its Speciality Food Ingredients division.

Police investigate death at Sainsbury warehouse

The unexplained death of a Sainsbury’s worker at the company’s St Helens distribution centre is currently under investigation by Merseyside Police and Merseyside Council.

Food supply chain efficiency gains from new data systems

The latest systems can offer firms huge supply chain efficiency gains, reports Alyson Magee.

Food supply chain collaboration pays off

Collaboration and openness between supply chain partners could prove more rewarding than transactional relationships, Michelle Knott discovers.

Food Manufacture’s exclusive Supply Chain and Logistics report: read for free

The changing face of food and drink industry supply chains is revealed in the Food Manufacture Group’s exclusive Supply chain and logistics survey 2016.


Grocery supply chain set for revolutionary changes

Increased competition, disloyal consumers, growing internet sales – and now Brexit. Grocery supply chains are set for a revolution, reports Rick Pendrous

EU workers are vital to the logistics industry: FTA

Non-UK EU workers make as vital contribution to the logistics sector as their counterparts do in the National Health Service and the construction industry, said the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

FTA urges government to back Heathrow expansion

Building a third runway at Heathrow airport will become even more important after Brexit, argues the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Omnichannel trading: what it means for food manufacturers

Omnichannel trading requires the fluid use of different routes to market. Paul Gander examines some of the critical issues for food manufacturers

Bernard Matthews deal under fire for extracting ‘maximum cash’

Bernard Matthews’ takeover by 2 Sisters boss Ranjit Boparan appears to have been “carefully crafted” to enable secured creditors to extract maximum value from the company – while at the...

Bernard Matthews deal: potential supplier losses grow to £39M

Bernard Matthews’ unsecured creditors amount to a combined total of £39M – and could increase yet further – in the wake of the pre-pack administration takeover by 2 Sisters boss...

IAG Cargo to lift premium capacity with £55M facility

IAG Cargo is to build a new £55M temperature controlled freight facility at its London Heathrow hub to grow a “higher yielding” part of its business.


Grocery supply chain is set for roller coaster rise

Amazon looks set on making a major land grab for Britain's food and drink market. Having embarked on a raft of new initiatives, covering everything from a collaborative venture with...

Supply chain the key to Modern Slavery Act

Food manufacturers were advised to review their supply chain traceability before the first report deadline under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force last week (September 30).

Dairy processor in £14M factory expansion

A north Wales dairy producer is set to invest £14M in expanding its operation after winning a supply contract from a major supermarket.

Burton’s and Dairy Crest sign food waste agreement

Burton’s Biscuit Company and Dairy Crest have joined a range of other food manufacturers, foodservice companies and retailers in signing up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025 food sustainability agreement.

Carlsberg lorry crash prompts police warning video

A hard-hitting police video and accident photograph – warning against the dangers of using a handheld phone while driving – have been released after a fatal crash involving a car...

Ban on cheese linked to child’s death ‘not taken lightly’: FSS

A ban on the sale of all products made by a Scottish cheesemaker linked to a recent E.coli outbreak that led to the death of a child “was not taken...

Calais wall is simply ‘a sticking plaster’: FTA

The controversial construction of a 4m-high wall in Calais – planned to help resolve transport chaos at the port, caused partly by illegal migrants – is “simply a sticking plaster” that will not solve the problem of...