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Business Leaders Forum 2023: It’s never been survival of the fittest

By Bethan Grylls

The annual, intimate Business Leaders Forum gave way to a frank and honest discussion, as leaders from the across the UK came together to highlight the many challenges food and drink manufacturers now face, the mistakes made, and what we must do now.

Will drones become the norm in food and drink supply chains? Credit: Getty/baranozdemir


Three focus areas for supply chains in 2023

By Bethan Grylls

Nigel Paine, Supply Chain Director at Britvic discusses how the inner workers of the supply chain has altered over the last few years and what that means for food and beverage companies in 2023.

Cyber breaches can cause chaos - we hear real-life stories... Credit: Getty/da-kuk

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Top tips from Business Leaders Forum #1: Invest in cybersecurity

By Bethan Grylls

Last week at our annual Business Leaders Forum, experts came together to discuss the most pressing topics, including the very real threat of cyberattacks. Here we hear how it can impact a business and some top tips for securing your operations.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

Senior appointments in the food sector

Food and drink industry senior appointments

By Michelle Perrett

St Pierre Groupe, Foodservice Equipment Association, Vegware, and Reed Boardall have all announced senior food and drink industry appointments.

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards finalists: Apprentice of the Year

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Meet the finalists: Apprentice of the Year

By Michelle Perrett

Apprentice of the Year is one of the top awards at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. So who is going to get the top accolade?

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards finalists: Future Talent Award

Meet the finalists: Future Talent Award

By Michelle Perrett

The stars of the future will be fighting it out for the Future Talent Award at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. See who has made the shortlist.

Meet the Finalists: Sustainability Award

Food Manufacture Excellent Awards

Meet the Finalists: Sustainability Award

By Michelle Perrett

This is a company award designed to recognise a food or drink manufacturer that has made substantial strides in the field of environmental initiatives. There are five companies in the final. So which one will be the winner?

Finalists announced for Food Manufacture's Training Award

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Meet the Finalists: Training Award

By Michelle Perrett

Five food manufacturers made it to the final of this hard-fought category. Read who is in the running for this prestigious award.

Finalists revealed for Food Manufacture's Partnership Award

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Meet the Finalists: Partnership Award

By Michelle Perrett

This award is designed to recognise partnerships between processors and customers or service providers. These four companies will be fighting it out the win at the finals.

Bill Thurston is the new MD at Frank Roberts & Sons

Senior appointment at baker Frank Roberts & Sons

By Gwen Ridler

Baked goods manufacturer Frank Roberts & Sons has announced the appointment of former Dawn Foods boss and CSM Ingredients senior vice president Bill Thurston as its new managing director.

And the finalists are..?

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Meet the Finalists: Ambient Manufacturing Company of the year

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards are only months away, where the winners across 16 categories will be recognised. There are three finalists in the Ambient Manufacturing Company of the year. So who will be crowned the winner of this category at...

Philip Martin speaks to Food Manufacture in this exclusive podcast interview

Blanco Niño boss Philip Martin: Exclusive podcast

By Gwen Ridler

Philip Martin, founder and chief executive of Irish tortilla chip manufacturer Blanco Niño, talks to Food Manufacture about fully recyclable packaging, regenerative farming and sourcing raw materials in this exclusive podcast.

Food and drink M&A dropped in the past year as uncertainty continued to rise

F&B deals fall as business uncertainty bites

By Michelle Perrett

The number of UK food and drink deals have dropped by 20% with value falling by 90% in the year to August, driven by business uncertainty, debt availability and the changing appetite for risk.

The BVA has regularly highlighted the dearth of vets

Brexit export certificates cost over £26m this year

By Rod Addy

Export health certification cost over £26m from January to June this year, claims the food industry's sanitary & phytosanitary (SPS) certification working group, which wants food business operators to support e-certification trials.

The pet food acquisition was made for an undisclosed sum

Assisi Pet Care buys Pet Munchies

By Michelle Perrett

Assisi Pet Care, the Melton Mowbray based pet food company, has acquired natural dog and cat treats brand Pet Munchies Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

Dimbleby: 'They have kicked stuff down the road to the Health Disparities white paper'

Government Food Strategy shows it's 'in pocket of food industry'

By Rod Addy

The Government Food Strategy has avoided backing 'bold, evidence-based recommendations' in Henry Dimbleby's National Food Strategy that would have significantly improved the UK food system – a 'shambolic' decision, pressure groups...

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