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.
Productivity and efficiency at Morrisons’ fresh produce depot in Rushden, Northamptonshire, has reached “a whole new level” after the installation of two automated Brillopak crate-loading potato cells, the retailer has claimed.
The future of farming in the UK post-Brexit, the growing trend of plant-based foods and trade negotiations outside the EU were standout discussions at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum, according to chair Geoff Eaton.
UK-based fish processors are pushing for the Government to close trade deals with countries outside the EU, such as Norway and Iceland, as negotiations with the EU and UK are set to heat up over fishing rights.
A new policy paper recommending common themes the Government should use to develop future trade policy has been launched by a collaboration of food and drink organisations from across the supply chain.
Industry reactions to the newly published Agriculture Bill were mixed, but questions have been raised about the Government's commitment to food security and the impact of future trade deals in a post-Brexit landscape.
Calls to fast-track deals with China and the US, concerns for the future of dairy trade with the EU and the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on cold storage stockpiling all feature in this round-up of food industry Brexit news.
Senior industry personnel have less than a week to make their voice heard and outline their business’ expectations, aims and activities in 2020 in Food Manufacture’s exclusive State of the Nation survey.
Repeated calls for a food sector council and criticism of the Government’s stance on maintaining standards in future trade deals were key takeaways from today’s politics briefing at the Oxford Farming Conference.