All news articles for March 2020

Staff shortages and the demand for vegan products were just two of the challenges facing food manufacturers in 2020

Challenges and trends for food and drink in 2020

By James Ridler

The availability of seasonal staff, increasing cost pressures and the rise of veganism are all key challenges that will shape the future of food and drink in the UK, according to Regency Purchasing Group.

Plant-based continues to grow

Plant-based foods continue to boom in US

By Michelle Perrett

The growth of plant-based foods is continuing, with the traditional meat-eating US seeing retail sales increase by 11% in 2019 bringing its market value to $5bn (£3.9bn).

The Beyond Burger will replace The Meatless Farm Co as the vegan burger of choice at Wetherspoon's

Beyond Burger lands in Wetherspoon’s pubs

By James Ridler

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon will serve Beyond Burger – produced by California-based Beyond Meat – in place of its previous imitation meat patty, which was produced by UK-based The Meatless Farm Co.

Putting people first at Tulip


Putting people first at Tulip

By James Ridler

Promoting from within and a focus on getting the job right first time were key to meat processor Tulip’s win at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

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