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

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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.

L-R: Food Manufacture editor Bethan Grylls with Fran Ball on stage at the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

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Arla’s hat trick

By Bethan Grylls

Fran Ball, VP of production at Arla, reflects on what it means to have won at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards and the processes and people that helped secure the dairy company’s three trophies.

Almost 200 employees across two parts of the business are facing the prospect of redundancy. Credit: Getty / RUNSTUDIO

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Almost 200 AG Barr workers face redundancy

By William Dodds

Nearly 200 people working for AG Barr are facing redundancy after the drinks manufacturer confirmed it was making significant changes to how its business operates.

The world is facing simultaneous maritime disruptions, with crucial trade waterways impacted. Credit: Getty/PeterHermesFurian

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F&B industry outlook: from war to inflation

By Bethan Grylls

We are in a period of considerable instability fuelled by political, economic and environmental challenges – Food Manufacture’s latest webinar gathered four experts to take stock on what’s been happening. Here’s the highlights…

Migliozzi: 'Take the time to think ahead. However fast the implementation of technology, it may well not outpace transformations in the industry.' Image: Getty, B4LLS

Opinion

Face your fears over warehouse automation

By Gwen Ridler

The food businesses must face their fears over warehouse automation and rediscover their ‘appetite for risk’ if they wish to keep up in one of the fastest moving sectors in the world, according to supply chain systems provider Invar Group.

Nestlé’s has announced it's vision: that none of its packaging ends up in landfills or as litter

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Nestle's landfill-free packaging vision

By Bethan Grylls

This Global Recycling Day, Nestlé has emphasised its intention to support better waste management – an area which it believes needs further investment to facilitate packaging recycling on mass, alongside ‘enabling regulation’ set by government.

Vegetable oil prices were down year-on-year across the board in 2024. Image: Getty, Yuji Kotani

Food Manufacture exclusive

Edible oils price index: Exclusive report

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive report for Food Manufacture, food commodity and price data analyst Mintec explores the shifts in oil prices and the drivers behind the changes.

Consumers demand for healthy snacks has increased over the past year. Image: Getty, Lucentius

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Consumer demand for healthy snacks on the rise

By Gwen Ridler

Consumers are ditching the chocolate bars and reaching for healthy snacks in their pursuit of foods that have a significant impact on wellness and health, according to UK wholesaler Epicurium.

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