All news articles for May 17, 2017

Average manufacturing pay settlements has risen above 2% for the first time since November 2015

Manufacturing pay rises to 18-month high

By Matt Atherton

Three-month average pay settlements in the manufacturing sector have risen above 2% for the first time since November 2015, according to a survey by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, following a surge in inflation.

The food and drink sector reacts to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's pledges (Flickr/Chatham House)

Election 2017

Food and drink sector reacts to Labour’s manifesto

By Matt Atherton

The Labour Party’s manifesto for June’s general election has been broadly welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), while other industry responses were more mixed.

Baroness Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat shadow business secretary

Election exclusive

What a Lib Dem victory would mean for food manufacturing

By Susan Kramer

Our food is an emotive subjective for the British, our drink even more so, writes Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat shadow business secretary. If you want to evoke that feeling of ‘being home’ in a Brit, talk to them about beer, tea, or roast dinners. 

Dame Fiona Kendrick has stepped down as Nestlé UK and Ireland ceo

Nestlé ceo Dame Fiona Kendrick steps down

By Matt Atherton

Dame Fiona Kendrick will stand down as ceo of Nestlé UK & Ireland, and will be replaced by current president and ceo of Nestlé Waters Italy Stefano Agostini, the manufacturer revealed yesterday (May 16).

Health and safety fines 'could top £10M'

Health and safety fines ‘could top £10M soon’

By Matt Atherton

Health and safety fines in food manufacturing could soon reach more than £10M for a single offence, after a “seismic shift” in the size of penalties since the beginning of last year, according to DWF partner Dominic Watkins.

Nutrition show: this year’s Vitafoods Europe is claimed to be the most international yet

VITAFOODS EUROPE

Nutrition show reveals emerging markets potential

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers and suppliers are increasingly targeting emerging markets as an export opportunity, a survey of visitors and exhibitors at last week’s Vitafoods Europe show has revealed.

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