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Ecotrophelia UK winner on attracting young talent

Green food award winner on attracting younger talent to food

Food manufacturers could do much more to attract younger people to the industry, according to the winner of this year’s Ecotrophelia UK gold award.

Published: 19-Jun-2017

Safety conference to focus on latest industry tech

Food safety conference to focus on latest food manufacturing tech

Richard Akkermans

Technology Director - Campden BRI

How new technology will benefit food safety will fall under the spotlight, courtesy of Campden BRI, at this year’s Food Manufacture food safety conference.

Published: 14-Jun-2017

Freshasia given ‘confidence boost’ after FMEA nomination

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards finalist given confidence boost

Jian Lan

Director - Freshasia Foods

Winning a place on the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) shortlist provided a big boost to staff at Chinese food maker Freshasia Foods.

Published: 02-Jun-2017

Organic tea maker sets out 10-year vision

Organic tea maker’s new factory set to meet demand

Mark Bagwell

Operations director - Wessanen UK

Organic tea maker Clipper will be able to meet predicted growth for the next 10 years when its new “best-in class” facility opens in the autumn, according to the man in charge of overseeing the development.

Published: 01-Jun-2017

How to win a food manufacturing Oscar

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards’ judges give tips on how to win

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) judges have urged companies entering the awards to include the entire story behind their success in their applications, for the best chance to win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar.

Published: 30-May-2017

Firms ‘must prepare for promising’ earned recognition

Food safety conference to prepare firms for earned recognition

Food Manufacture’s food safety conference will arm delegates with the latest information on earned recognition, according to Enmoore food safety consultant and former Food Standards Agency (FSA) boss John Barnes.

Published: 12-May-2017

Nim’s Fruit Crisps founder on life after Brexit

Nim’s Fruit Crisps boss on life after Brexit

Nimisha Raja

Founder and ceo - Nim's Fruit Crisps

Promoting the British origin of food and drink products will pay off for manufacturers after Brexit, according to Nim’s Fruit Crisps founder and ceo Nimisha Raja.

Published: 05-May-2017

Typhoo boss: Brexit is a grocery-wide export opportunity

Tea boss on why Brexit is an export opportunity

Somnath Saha

Chief executive - Typhoo Tea

Brexit provides an export opportunity for the whole food and drink sector thanks to the strong reputation of British products, the boss of the UK’s second largest tea manufacturer has claimed.

Published: 07-Apr-2017

Coca-Cola boss on overcoming first impressions

Coca-Cola boss on overcoming first impressions

Jane Buckley

Operations director - Coca-Cola European Partners (Morpeth)

The boss at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Morpeth site has claimed her management style has been helped by a greater understanding of how others perceive her – boosting staff engagement at the site.

Published: 05-Apr-2017

‘Our manufacturing Oscars boosted productivity and sales’

Winning a food manufacturing Oscar ‘boosted sales’

Winning a food and drink manufacturing Oscar boosted Mash Direct’s productivity and sales, says its director Jack Hamilton.

Published: 29-Mar-2017

Gluten-free growth is creating new markets: Edme

Gluten-free growth is creating new markets

Bakery growth is continuing to be driven by premium, indulgent and artisanal products, but the ever-increasing popularity of gluten-free is enabling opportunities in new markets.

Published: 16-Mar-2017

Food safety conference helps plan for change

Food Manufacture’s safety conference prepares firms for change

The Food Manufacture Group’s one-day food safety conference will help businesses prepare for change over the next five years, according to food hygiene consultant and former Food Standards Agency (FSA) boss John Barnes.

Published: 13-Mar-2017

Pork producer: ‘We’ll continue to innovate’

Meat firm boss on the importance of innovation

Chris Hayman

Md - Dicksons Pork Butchers

A meat firm boss has claimed innovation through new product development (NPD), and improved shelf-life and packaging, will allow his business to grow both supermarket sales and its own retail arm.

Published: 01-Mar-2017

GM-free food is big US export opportunity for manufacturers

GM-free food is big US export opportunity for manufacturers

Exporting food free from genetic-modification (GM) to the US is a big opportunity for UK food manufacturers, according to Northern Ireland-based prepared vegetable supplier Mash Direct.

Published: 14-Feb-2017

Food firms face higher labour costs after Brexit

Food manufacturers face higher labour costs after Brexit

Food and drink manufacturers may face higher labour costs after Brexit, because they’ll have to compete for fewer non-UK EU workers, warns law firm DWF.

Published: 14-Feb-2017

Sugar tax is a ‘blunt instrument’ against obesity

Sugar tax is a ‘blunt instrument’ against childhood obesity

The sugar tax is a “blunt instrument” to tackle childhood obesity that “victimises” a sector already lowering sugar and calories in its products, according to law firm DWF.

Published: 14-Feb-2017

Food firms are optimistic despite sector challenges

Food manufacturers are optimistic despite Brexit challenges

The Business Leaders’ Forum – organised by the Food Manufacture Group – showcased the optimism in the food and drink sector, despite Brexit and international challenges, according to sponsor DWF, but raised more questions than answers, said Charpak, another sponsor of the event.

Published: 13-Feb-2017

Food industry labour and regulations are top challenges

Food industry labour and regulations are top challenges

Securing the food and drink industry’s labour needs and responding to the challenges of new legislation are among the top challenges facing manufacturers, according to law firm DWF.

Published: 10-Feb-2017

Manufacturers warned off ‘having a go’ at prices rises

Food manufacturers warned about ‘having a go’ at prices rises

Food manufacturers have been warned off “having a go” at prices rises to exploit inflation, at the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF).

Published: 06-Feb-2017

Crisp making boss on his mission to win over staff

Crisp making boss on his mission to win over staff

Daniel Woodwards

Chief operating officer - Seabrook Crisps

A West Yorkshire crisp making boss says his time spent working on the shopfloor has helped him turn around a negative culture between factory workers and management.

Published: 02-Feb-2017

Sharing positive manufacturing experiences will lift recruitment

Positive food manufacturing experiences will lift recruitment

Showcasing the positive experiences of those working in farming and the food and drink manufacturing sector is the best way of attracting new talent, says National Farmers Union director general Terry Jones.

Published: 01-Feb-2017

New food export markets ‘could take 10 years to develop’

New food export markets could take 10 years to develop

New food and drink exports could take 10 years to develop, says agri-food consultancy Promar International, ahead of a trade mission to the US this week by a team from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Published: 30-Jan-2017

FDF boss urges PM to offer labour supply assurances

Food industry 'urgently needs workforce assurances'

The UK food industry urgently needs assurances from the prime minister about the security of EU nationals working in the UK after Brexit, says Food and Drink Federation (FDF) director general Ian Wright.

Published: 27-Jan-2017

Food firms must adapt to new markets pre-Brexit

Food manufacturers must adapt to new markets

Food manufacturers must adapt to new markets ahead of Brexit, and add value wherever they can, said the Oxford Farming Conference’s chairman.

Published: 20-Jan-2017

Manufacturers should cash in on eating-out trends

Food manufacturers could benefit from becoming a foodservice business

Food manufacturers could benefit from the growing popularity of eating out, claims the director of market research group MCA.

Published: 13-Jan-2017

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