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Food business leaders more outward-looking this year

Food industry looking towards good year

Food and drink business leaders were more outward-looking at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) ahead of a “positive” year in the food industry, despite various challenges it faces.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Business Leaders: 'one person was missing'

Business Leaders Forum: Where was the shopper?

One person was missing from the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of grocery think tank IGD. That person was the shopper, it was claimed.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Business Leaders: ‘premier event in food calendar’

Business Leaders:  ‘premier event in the food calendar’

The Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) – organised by the Food Manufacture Group – has grown to become “probably the premier event in the food calendar”,  according to host sponsor DWF.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Food boss: people integral to business growth

Bakery firm's staff retention key to success

Retaining knowledgeable employees who are committed to the business is the key to any successful food manufacturing business, according to one food boss.

Published: 04-Feb-2016

How horse riding helped food boss in business

Food boss’s valuable horse-riding lesson

Dawn Foods’s boss Chris Jenkins urged food and drink businesses to show the courage of their convictions in order to secure business success.

Published: 02-Feb-2016

What keeps Wyke Farms boss awake at night?

What keeps Wyke Farms boss awake at night?

What keeps Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier awake at night? “Everything”, he tells us in this disarmingly frank video interview. But his particular concerns focus on the availability of labour and the UK’s potential exit from the EU.

Published: 01-Feb-2016

Greencore considered Brexit, but not planning for it

Food firms should consider life outside EU, not plan for it

Greencore has considered business terms outside the EU, but has no plans in place should Britain vote to leave in a referendum.

Published: 01-Feb-2016

Rapeseed oil pressing firm diversifies for growth

Rapeseed oil pressing firm goes nuts for coconuts

Cold-pressed rapeseed oil production has helped Phoenix Group grow from nothing into a £1.7M business in little over six years, but the ambitious Nottinghamshire-based company isn’t stopping there.

Published: 28-Jan-2016

Jamie Oliver ‘deserves food manufacturers’ thanks’

Why food manufacturers ‘should thank Jamie Oliver’

Food and drink manufacturers should thank celebrity chef and anti-sugar campaigner Jamie Oliver for focusing attention on their contribution to healthy eating, according to Geoff Eaton, chairman of New England Seafood International.

Published: 27-Jan-2016

Scottish food and drink manufacturers ‘fear Brexit’

What Brexit means for Scottish food manufacturers

Scottish food and drink manufacturers fear the consequences a vote to quit the EU, according to the boss of Scotland Food and Drink, who urged a back-to-basics approach to manufacturing.

Published: 26-Jan-2016

Four reasons to stay in the EU: Greencore boss

EU referendum: vote to stay, says Greencore boss

Four factors explain why the food and drink industry would be much better off if the UK voted to retain EU membership rather than opting to leave, Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney told the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders Forum in London.

Published: 22-Jan-2016

Food manufacturers’ role in delivering ‘a fitter future’

Food manufacturers must encourage healthy choices

Food and drink manufacturers must do more to encourage consumers to make healthy choices through promotional and marketing activities, according to nutritionist Susan Jebb.

Published: 14-Jan-2016

Food firms: ‘study scientific impact of innovation’

Food manufacturers: why you must study scientific impact of innovation

Food and drink manufacturers should study the scientific impact their innovations have on consumers to boost the overall enjoyment of their products.

Published: 08-Dec-2015

Kolak boss shares top advice to young food starters

Snack food boss’s top advice to start-ups

Start-up food and drink manufacturers must have a strong belief in their products and persevere, despite the challenges, in order to succeed in business, according to the boss of one snack food firm.

Published: 07-Dec-2015

Lancashire Farm Dairies: no sales impact after probiotics ruling

Probiotics fails to impact on sales

Having to remove the word ‘probiotics’ from its products was costly in the short-term, but hasn’t impacted long term sales, the boss of a family-run yogurt producer has claimed.

Published: 30-Nov-2015

Wright’s biggest challenges in FDF job

Food industry's boss's biggest challenges

The Food and Drink Federation’s boss Ian Wright has faced three key challenges since taking on the role in the spring.

Published: 27-Nov-2015

FDF’s top three ambitions for 2016

Food manufacturing’s top three goals for 2016

Tackling the UK’s obesity epidemic, resolving the debate surrounding Britain’s membership of the EU and boosting productivity will be the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) top three ambitions for 2016, can exclusively reveal.

Published: 25-Nov-2015

Three changes food industry must make to boost health

How the food industry can boost consumer health

Food and drink manufacturers must make three changes across their businesses to help boost the health of consumers, according to consumer group Which?

Published: 20-Nov-2015

Why you should use all the senses to enhance your products

Food firms should consider all the senses when innovating

Food and drink manufacturers must understand how to combine touch, smell and sight to enhance the taste of their products in order to boost consumers’ overall enjoyment.

Published: 18-Nov-2015

Food manufacturing Oscars – caught on camera

Food industry awards video highlights

Relive the carnival atmosphere from the 15th annual Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) and hear from some of the winners as they picked up their gongs in this exclusive video.

Published: 16-Nov-2015

Don’t overlook our industry: Young Talent winner

Food industry shouldn’t be overlooked by youth

Young people shouldn’t overlook the food industry as it can offer many job roles and quick progression, according to the winner of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA) for Young Talent of the Year.

Published: 13-Nov-2015

Turkey boss sets out goal on campylobacter

Campylobacter control is turkey boss's mission

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has set out his mission to make poultry the meat of choice over the next 10 years by preventing campylobacter food poisoning.

Published: 11-Nov-2015

Moy Park Oscar winners: the video interview

Moy Park Oscar winner caught on camera

“Truly delighted”, was the verdict from Moy Park’s human resources director Mike Mullan, after his firm scooped the top award in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Published: 09-Nov-2015

Food safety conference: key lessons learnt

Food industry lifts lid on food safety

A greater need for collaboration between the food industry and government to boost data sharing to help improve food safety was one of the key messages from the Food Manufacture Group’s food safety conference.

Published: 05-Nov-2015

Food business starters should be hungry for knowledge

Food industry new starters offered top tip

Young people starting their food business careers should hungry for knowledge about the roles they’ve taken on and slip a “finger in lots of pies”, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) boss Jane King. 

Published: 03-Nov-2015