All news articles for March 2024

Two thirds of Brits believe Easter eggs contain too much packaging. Credit: Getty/Pollyana Ventura

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69% of Brits say Easter egg packaging is excessive

By Bethan Grylls

While Britain is a nation of chocolate lovers, two thirds of consumers believe chocolate eggs comprise too much packaging – yet despite concerns over sustainability and inflation, we’ll still be dipping into our pockets for the sweet stuff.

The Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the fairness of the food supply chain in the UK

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Food supply chain fairness

By Rod Addy

Provision Trade Federation (PTF) director general Rod Addy explores the current lack of sufficient access to healthy and affordable diets in the UK.

Little Moons announces the appointment of Joanna Allen as its new Chief Executive Officer

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Little Moons nabs Graze CEO

By Bethan Grylls

The mochi brand will see the head of Graze, Joanna Allen, take the helm this summer, following the sudden departure of Mike Hedges earlier this month.

Since 2012, Mondelēz has invested more than £200m into the home of Cadbury - Bournville

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Millennials driving ‘chocstagia’ trend

By Bethan Grylls

Mondelēz International reveals the UK’s love for nostalgic chocolate treats with Cadbury trends report, as the purple wrapped brand turns 200.

Job Seekers brings you five F&B vacancies every month. Credit: Getty/SDI Productions

Job Seekers

Job openings in food and drink

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up more job vacancies – from engineering to NPD – find out about the latest roles in food and drink here.

Waste management solutions can help food and drink manufacturers improve their sustainability credentials.. Credit: Getty / Roman Mykhalchuk

Short read

Feeding the grid: turning food waste into bioenergy

By Philip Simpson

ReFood commercial director Philip Simpson explains how embracing innovative waste management solutions can help businesses to reduce overheads and bolster sustainability credentials.

When so much is at stake, why is this crucial piece of the puzzle ignored? Credit: Getty/Adam Gault

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M&A: Going beyond the balance sheets

By Martyn King

Martyn King of management consultancy Chasm Ltd explores the role of operational due diligence when buying, selling or managing multiple sites.

Food Manufacture unwraps the Easter 2024 market. Credit: Getty/Bruno Netto

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Easter 2024: Trends, new product launches and cocoa prices

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture cracks open Easter NPD, relaying the key trends for 2024 – from experimental flavours, to flat eggs, and free-from innovation – and looks at how unique weather events are impacting Brits’ pockets.

Experts called for tougher regulations on HFSS marketing and advertising. Image: Getty, Shutthiphong Chandaeng

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Heavy regulation needed on HFSS marketing and advertising

By Gwen Ridler

Marketing of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) needs to be strictly regulated by the government to prevent businesses from exploiting the system to advertise unhealthy foods, claimed a panel of health and nutrition experts.

This World Water Day, CCEP's water lead Francesca O’Hanlon reflects on the company's progress and why action on water is a business imperative for all. Credit: CCEP + Getty/Jonathan Knowles

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Liquid assets: The need for business action on water

By Francesca O’Hanlon

The diamond-water paradox was a puzzle to the man that coined the term, economist Adam Smith. Although water is, unarguably, more valuable to humans, why do diamonds command a higher price?

Hammonds End Farm owner Stuart Roberts addresses attendees from the public sector and the food processing industry. Credit: Carlos Farinha

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UK public sector ‘wants to buy more British food’

By William Dodds

Several figures from throughout the British food supply chain met in Hertfordshire on 20 March 2024 to discuss how public sector providers can better work together with farmers and food producers.

The UK is to lift its tariff on imported Califronia prune juice from next month. Image: Gettyy, ligora

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UK lifts tariff on California prune juice

By Gwen Ridler

The UK is to lift the current import tariff on California prune juice as it continues to navigate trade deals with its partners in the Indo-Pacific bloc.

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