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Mintec breaks down the latest changes in confectionery ingredients prices. Image: Getty, fcafotodigital

Exclusive report

Confectionery ingredients price report

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive report for Food Manufacture, Mintec explores the changes in confectionery ingredients prices over the past year.

The Hub allows Moo Free to trace every part of its supply chain

News

Moo Free unveils new traceability tool, The Hub

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy-free chocolate maker Moo Free is strengthening its sustainability credentials with the launch of The Hub, a business tool offering the manufacturer complete traceability across its supply chain.

Lawyer Mark Jones predicts what will happen this year following farming protests in the UK. Credit: Getty/NLshop

Legal Brief

Farmergeddon!

By Mark Jones

With tractor strikes in the streets, does UK fresh produce matter to the UK Government? Mark Jones, food and drink lawyer and partner at law firm, Gordons LLP, explores.

In this month's edition of Food Forensics, Alison Johnson looks at the data on rice adulteration and quality. Credit: Getty/FotografiaBasica

Food Forensics

Rice market teeters on risky ground

By Alison Johnson

In this exclusive column for Food Manufacture, Alison Johnson discusses the factors putting the global rice market at risk.

The panel at Small Beer's recent event, featuring (third from left and moving right) Emma Loisel, Felix James and James Cadbury

Short read

Can one business make a difference?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture looks at whether start-ups with strong ethical and sustainable foundations can make meaningful and positive change in the way things are done.

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

News

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

We need to talk about…

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.

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

News

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

News

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.

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

Short read

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.

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.

We mustn't forget our most important trading partner, says the FDF. Credit: Getty/Studio1222

News

UK import and export trade snapshot

By Bethan Grylls

The trade report from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which assessed the period between January and December 2023, warns that new trade barrier rules could reverse export growth.

Welsh Lamb EU exports sees healthy year-on-year rises, but will new regulatory red tape put UK sheep exports at risk? Credit: Getty/Henry Arden

News

Welsh Lamb exports booming

By Bethan Grylls

Exports of Welsh Lamb and other sheep meats have grown again, whilst beef exports continue to recover.

What did the food and drink sector make of the Spring Budget 2024? Getty/stocknshares

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Food sector reacts to 2024 Spring Budget

By Bethan Grylls

Wednesday 6 March 2024 saw the UK Chancellor announcing the 2024 Spring Budget; while many welcomed the alcohol duty news, others were left disappointed at its lack of attention to small to medium businesses.

Shipping costs have seen drastic price increases amid Red Sea attacks. Credit: Getty/djtrener

News

How to ride the wave in a permacrisis

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture’s upcoming webinar brings together expert panel to provide overview of UK economy and geopolitical climate, as they strive to help food producers minimise disruption in volatile times.

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