All news articles for March 19, 2018

The Ice Cream Alliance represents more than 530 businesses in Great Britain and Ireland


Ice cream trade body appoints new president

By Michelle Perrett

The Ice Cream Alliance (ICA), the trade association for ice cream manufacturers and retailers, has appointed Henry Nurkowski as president.

UK universities are producing enough workers for the food industry to grow, NIFDA claims

Northern Ireland food faces skills crisis: trade body

By Noli Dinkovski

The UK university system is failing to create the right people to allow the food and drink sector to grow, and the anticipated post-Brexit fall in overseas workers will only exacerbate the problem, a Northern Ireland trade body has claimed.

Waste reduction in focus at trade show

Anuga FoodTec preview

Waste reduction focus at Anuga

By Rick Pendrous

Waste reduction within the food and drink sector, through ‘upcycling’ strategies and innovative methods for the recovery of materials from by-products, will be the main focus of the Anuga FoodTec show, which takes place this week (20–23 March) in Cologne,...

The UK has agreed to leave the EU on 31 December 2018

Brexit transition deal: food industry reacts

By Aidan Fortune and Michelle Perrett

Today's agreement for the UK to fully withdraw from the EU after a 21-month transition period has been met with a mixed reaction by the food industry.

Greater collaboration between suppliers and retailers is needed, claimed Kirby

More collaboration with retailers needed, claims analyst

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers and suppliers need to create open, trusted and collaborative relationships with retailers to guarantee success in the fast moving consumer goods market, according to a consumer trends analyst.

Transition period has been proposed for withdrawal

Brexit transition deal agreed

By Michelle Perrett

The UK and the EU have provisionally agreed an “ordered withdrawal” that will mean transition ends on 31 December 2020.

Prewett's has launched a range of gluten-free cookies

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Prewett’s launches gluten-free cookies

By Gwen Ridler

Gluten-free biscuit manufacturer Prewett’s has launched Mini’s Chunky Choc Chip Cookies, the second product in its new Mini’s range.

UK exports are set to fall as the value of the pound rises

UK exports fall as the pound’s value rises

By Gwen Ridler

UK exports have fallen in the first quarter of this year, as the rising value of the pound made British products less desirable overseas, according to a report from the business consultancy BDO.

Finsbury Food Group said the cost of butter had shrunk operating margins in its UK Bakery division

Finsbury Food Group shrugs off rising costs

By Rod Addy

Finsbury Food Group’s UK bakery business resisted soaring butter prices and increases in other costs to grow sales and keep operating profit broadly flat, while group operating profit rose.