Supply Chain

We delve into the state of the food and beverage industry and its future outlook. Credit: Getty/bin kontan

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State of the food and drink sector in 2023 and beyond

By Bethan Grylls

In an exclusive online event, Food Manufacture heard from three industry experts as they captured today’s food and drink trends and how wider societal challenges have impact behaviour and policy.

The cold supply chain has met the Government's energy efficiency targets. Image: Getty, sorn340


Cold storage industry meets climate change target

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the cold chain have succeeded in meeting the Government’s target for energy efficiency improvements by the end of 2022, according to the Cold Chain Federation (CCF).

This year's Food Safety Briefing covered a wide range of areas from data sharing to greenwashing to hygienic design. Credit: Getty/VectorMine

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What’s happening in UK food safety?

By Bethan Grylls

In a recent webinar, Food Manufacture brought together four leaders from industry to discuss the latest tools and systems emerging to help mitigate against our biggest food safety challenges. Here’s the highlights…

Being in control of your export plan is the key to successful expansion. Credit: Getty/thitivong


Are you driving your exports or are they driving you?

By Nicola Thomas

Nicola Thomas, director of the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA), explains why a successful export drive stems from a plan based on your internal goals and capabilities, rather than so-called external ‘opportunities’ which arise.

Our recent webinar sponsored by Infor looked at how you can expand your business for profitable growth - here are the takeaways...Credit: Getty/Ralf Hahn

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How to grow your business successfully

By Bethan Grylls

Profitable growth is every organisation’s dream – but it usually comes with a raft of challenges. So how do you navigate growth and expansion, with the best chances of profit at the end?

We hear from the legal experts at Tenet Law on bribery in the supply chain. Credit: Getty/Andrew Brookes


How to deal with bribery in your supply chain

By Arun Chauhan and Esther Phillips

The importance of having robust supply chains cannot be overstated, as recent geopolitical and societal events cause widespread disruption on a scale not seen in recent history.

Don't miss this year's Food Safety Briefing. Credit: Getty/MiguelMalo


Don’t miss our 2023 Food Safety Briefing

By Bethan Grylls

This year’s Food Safety Briefing theme is science and data – with four special guest experts from Mars Global Food Safety Center, the Food Standards Agency, Unibloc, and Imprint Analytics joining us to share their knowledge.

The Felix Project has already saved more than 60 tonnes of food from going to waste at Western International Market


The Felix Project saves 150k meals from going to waste

By Gwen Ridler

Food redistribution charity The Felix Project has helped save more than 60 tonnes of fruit and vegetables from going to waste in just three months, thanks to its partnership with Western International Market (WIM) in Hounslow.

Food Manufacture gets insight into the lab in this exclusive feature from Bia Analytical on wheat fraud. Credit: Getty/combomambo


Looking for fraud in wheat flour

By Dr Terry McGrath

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to inflict supply chain difficulties upon Europe’s breadbasket, Bia Analytical looks at how manufacturers can ensure their wheat/flour is genuine.

Tim Dixon at Project Tenzing


Building an efficient food factory

By Bethan Grylls

July saw Food Manufacture donning high-vis and hard hats, as the team toured the latest Cook Food’s kitchen under construction.

Rod Addy discusses the considerable barriers that still remain for food and drink exporters post Brexit

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Barriers to trade

By Gwen Ridler

In his latest column, Provision Trade Federation director general Rod Addy discusses the considerable barriers that still remain for food and drink exporters post Brexit and unanswered questions in the wake of the Target Operating Model.

The UK has been over reliant on EU-trained vets historically, but regulation post-Brexit has added a spanner in the works. Credit:Getty/andresr

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Solving the UK vet shortage

By Bethan Grylls

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK’s veterinary sector was hit hard. Now, shortages threaten food safety risks and delays at borders – so what can we do to change this bleak narrative?

Stansfield: 'Ultimately, when food manufacturers choose chemical-based cleaning solutions, they invariably compromise on sustainability'


Sustainability in sanitation while handling and storing food

By Brent Stansfield

In this feature, Brent Stansfield, director at Bioshield Systems, explores the key sustainability challenges associated with handling and storing food for food manufacturers and how they can maintain cleaning performance while improving environmental...

2023's biggest threats to food and drink manufacturers. Credit: Getty/Richard Drury

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Today’s biggest risks in food and drink manufacturing

By Bethan Grylls

Marsh, a leading insurance broker and risk advisor, recently highlighted several big threats producers should be aware of in 2023. Here we summarise the findings and how one might mitigate against them.

Could digital twins be the key in successfully decarbonising? Credit: Getty/mechichi


Decarbonising the food and drink manufacturing

By Adam Goves

Adam Goves, sector lead – manufacturing and industry at IES, explains why collaboration and technology are key in reaching net zero targets in food and beverage production.

More than a quarter of large businesses are failing to pay their invoices on time. Image: Getty, coldsnowstorm


Quarter of large businesses fail to pay invoices on time

By Gwen Ridler

More than a quarter of invoices received by large businesses are paid late and average payment times have not improved since 2018, according to new data from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

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