Brexit fears are creating an impetus for UK food and drink manufacturers to invest for growth

Shadow of Brexit hits industry confidence

By Rod Addy

Confidence has fallen by 20% among UK food and drink manufacturers over the past three years, according to research just published by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.

Petrow has invested £850k in new machinery at its plant in Suffolk

Petrow Food Group invests £850k in machinery

By James Ridler

Cereal and bakery ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has invested £850,000 in new machinery to boost efficiency and food safety at its site in Haverhill, Suffolk.

Take a peak at Vitafoods Europe, which starts next week

Vitafoods Europe

Healthy nutrition the focus at trade show

By Noli Dinkovski

With healthy nutrition high on the consumer agenda at present, the organiser of Vitafoods Europe is looking forward to a lively show this year, with new elements designed to maximise information and innovation in nutraceutical foods

Moo Free has moved into a new factory opposite their existing site in Devon

Moo Free opens new factory

By James Ridler

Dairy-free chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has opened a second, larger factory opposite its current site in Holsworthy, Devon.

Machines and humans can work hand in hand, claimed Terry Fennell, chief executive at training awarding body FDQ

Robots can work ‘hand in hand’ with humans

By James Ridler

Increased automation should not threaten factory jobs and staff could work “hand in hand” with robots to deliver efficiencies while retaining a handmade approach, according to experts at last month’s Foodex trade show.

The UK's progress in automation has been hampered by the desire to keep old machines running. Mike Wilson pictured


Clinging to old machines holds back UK automation

By James Ridler

The UK food industry’s desire to keep old machines running for as long as possible has hampered its progress on automation compared to European neighbours, an expert panel at last month’s Foodex claimed.

Adelie Foods factory manager Azzeddine Chahar talks about engagement with his team

Me and my team

Staff engagement key at Adelie Foods

By Noli Dinkovski

Adelie Foods factory manager Azzeddine Chahar explains how his dedication towards the site has helped him to engage and motivate staff.

Handtmann president of the advisory board Arthur Handtmann has died aged 91

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Handtmann president dies at 91

By James Ridler

Arthur Handtmann, president of the advisory board of food processing equipment manufacturer Handtmann, has passed away at the age of 91.

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