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Top food manufacturing news of the year

Top food manufacturing news of the year

An article revealing the identity of Britain’s most popular chocolate bar was the most widely read on this site during 2014.

Published: 19-Dec-2014

Christmas dinner will double calories of wartime

Calorific Christmas ahead

Brits will consume twice as many calories as their wartime relatives did on Christmas day, according to research by food historian Dr Annie Gray and AB Sugar.

Published: 19-Dec-2014

Food manufacturing Oscar winners in pictures

Food industry best of the best - in pictures

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall Company of the year.

Published: 03-Dec-2014

The best young talent in food and drink

Young talent of the food and drink industry

The very best and brightest young talent the food and drink industry has to offer were recognised for the first time at the food manufacturing Oscars earlier this month.

Published: 28-Nov-2014

Food and drink industry people on the move

Food and drink industry jobs latest

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) appointment of a new president and an acting director general lead this month’s selection of the latest appointments in the food and drink industry.

Published: 26-Nov-2014

Top food and drink firms for graduates

Best food and drink firms for graduates

Discount retailer Aldi has been recognised as the top food and drink business for graduates by the The Times newspaper.

Published: 03-Nov-2014

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Food and drink industry – people on the move

Melanie Leech’s decision to quit as director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) after almost a decade in the role leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Published: 27-Oct-2014

Death, pathogens and managing risk – Food safety conference in quotes

Food safety – the hot topics

Killer bugs and ways to spot and manage food safety risks were some of the topics discussed by speakers at Food Manufacture Group’s Food safety conference last week (October 15).

Published: 24-Oct-2014

Bombay Sapphire – the journey of gin

How is Bombay Sapphire gin made?

The origins of Bombay Sapphire gin date back to 1761, when Thomas Dakin developed a novel recipe for gin.

Published: 24-Oct-2014

Sex, drugs and 3D printing – IGD conference in quotes

Grocery conference in quotes

Sex, drugs, 3D food printing, innovation and disruption among the retail market were just some of the topics discussed during the grocery think tank IGD’s convention at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel, last week (October 7).

Published: 13-Oct-2014

Energy webinar your questions answered

Your energy questions answered

An expert team of speakers armed delegates with the information they need to comply with new EU rules requiring mandatory energy audits during the Food Manufacture Group’s energy webinar.

Published: 30-Sep-2014

Most powerful women in food and drink

Food and drink industry’s most powerful women

The food and drink industry has seven representatives on Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business 2014.

Published: 25-Sep-2014

Food and drink industry people on the move – in pictures

Food and drink industry people on the move

Alan Stewart started his role as chief financial officer of Tesco three months earlier than planned, this week, after the retailer launched an investigation into the board overstating its half-year profits by as much as £250M.

Published: 24-Sep-2014

Food and drink in an independent Scotland – in pictures

Scottish independence - the effect on food and drink

Thousands of Scots will vote for or against Scottish independence this Thursday (September 18), but how do some of the UK’s biggest food and drink firms think independence will affect them?

Published: 15-Sep-2014

Morrisons’ year in pictures

Retailer Morrisons' turbulent year - in pictures

After Morrisons revealed a 30% drop in first-half profits today (September 11), we look back at the challenges and some of the successes faced by the business in the past year.

Published: 11-Sep-2014

The latest product recalls – in pictures

Food safety recalls - in pictures

Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.

Published: 01-Sep-2014

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Food industry people on the move

Morrisons’ announcement that former Tesco boss Andrew Higginson would take over as chairman when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015 leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Published: 26-Aug-2014

Best food jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Best food jokes

Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one liners from comedy writers, television stations and the press.

Published: 20-Aug-2014

Top 10 global dairy firms – in pictures

World’s top 10 dairy companies

The world’s major dairy companies faced stagnant sales growth and a decline in billion dollar deals, making it tougher to overtake the competition, according to financial services group Rabobank.

Published: 15-Aug-2014

Food and drink firms at festivals – in pictures

Music festival food and drink

Many food and drink businesses have packed their wellies and tents and taken their products to trade at UK music festivals this summer.

Published: 05-Aug-2014

Don’t miss out on voting for your personality of the year

Food industry personality of the year - the candidates

Voting for the Food Manufacture Group’s Personality of the year will close shortly, so make sure you register your vote for the individual who you believe has done most over the past year to raise the profile of food and drink manufacturing.

Published: 29-Jul-2014

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Food and drink people on the move

Tesco boss Philip Clarke’s decision to quit the retailer on October 1 2014 leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food industry.

Published: 28-Jul-2014

Obesity webinar your questions answered – in pics

Obesity webinar - what you wanted to know

The Food Manufacture Group assembled an expert team of webinar speakers to help separate the facts from the fictions and the myths from hard scientific realities surrounding Britain’s obesity crisis.

Published: 17-Jul-2014

Still cutting the mustard: Colman’s turns 200

Mustard brand Colman’s celebrates anniversary

Unilever’s iconic Colman’s mustard is celebrating 200 years of manufacturing, after Jeremiah Colman founded the brand in 1814.

Published: 07-Jul-2014

Grocery industry faces upheaval – CGF Global Summit

Consumer Goods Forum’s 2014 Global Summit, Paris – pics

The grocery industry faces massive change and top retailers and suppliers met at the 58th Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF’s) Global Summit in Paris to debate the issues and gain future inspiration.

Published: 25-Jun-2014

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