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Farming, trade and adapting to change post-Brexit

Farming, trade and adapting to change post-Brexit

By James Ridler

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.

The UK reduced food waste by 480k tonnes between 2015 and 2018

Significant drop in food waste

By James Ridler

Food waste in the UK fell by 480,000t between 2015 and 2018, according to a new report from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

In addition to producing renewable fuels from food waste, Pointon and Sons also supplies ingredients for pet food

ABP Advanced Proteins buys John Pointon and Sons

By Rod Addy

ABP’s by-product division Advanced Proteins has acquired John Pointon and Sons’ animal by-products and proteins business in Staffordshire – the UK’s largest single-site by-product and pet food ingredient supplier.

Trade deals, dairy worries and stockpiling are hot topics in this Brexit round-up

The Brexit effect: the latest food industry news

By James Ridler

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.

The UK continental meats category is worth £285m, according to Cranswick

Cranswick in Spanish charcuterie tie-up

By Noli Dinkovski

Cranswick Continental Foods (CCF) has boosted its charcuterie offer after agreeing a supply partnership with Spanish producer Costa Food Group.

Standards post-Brexit and carbon emissions were key topics at the Oxford Farming Conference

NFU president Minette Batters calls for food commission

By James Ridler

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.

Boom! is the brain-child of Beth Morgan and host a wealth of information for women in the supply chain

Supply chain profile

Exploding into life: Boom!

By James Ridler

An online global community for women in the supply chain was the vision of Boom! chief executive Beth Morgan... and her dream has become a growing reality.

The Oldham site is twice the size of LWC Drinks' current facility

Drinks facility to create up to 50 jobs

By Rod Addy

LWC Drinks has bought a new 46,134m2 warehouse and manufacturing facility and plans to move operations there in summer 2020, creating up to 50 jobs in the first year of its operation.

Unite is seeking assurances for its members at Eddie Stobart

Union seeks assurances for Eddie Stobart workers

By James Ridler

Trade unions are seeking assurances for their members working for haulage firm Eddie Stobart, after the business was saved from collapsing in administration late last week.

It is estimated that the actual build of the six vehicles will take four weeks, with an estimated completion date of the end of January 2020

Perishables logistics firm invests £500k in vehicle fleet

By Dan Colombini

Perishable Movements Ltd (PML) is investing circa £500,000 in six new state-of-the-art trucks, which represent the UK’s first refrigerated trailers to feature a powered roller bed floor system, according to the firm.

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