Brexit Debate

The Brexit challenges will become more severe after six months

Brexit challenges will materialise after six months

By Matt Atherton

The challenges of Brexit will be at their most severe for manufacturers – including food and drink producers – over the next six months to a year, culminating in a recession until at least the end of 2017, warns a new survey by the manufacturers’ organisation,...

Food and drink manufacturers were concerned about how Brexit would affect their business

What food and drink manufacturers worry about most

By Matt Atherton

Brexit and the sugar tax topped food and drink manufacturers’ concerns this year, according to the Food Manufacture Group’s exclusive industry-wide survey. We explore the headline results of the survey with the editor of Food Manufacture Rick Pendrous.

Five options could determine the UK's trading relationship with the EU

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Five trade options for life after Brexit: AHDB

By Michelle Perrett

Five possible scenarios could determine the future of the UK food and drink sector’s trading relationship with the EU after Brexit, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

The new PM's in tray already includes a letter from the FDF

FDF sends new PM a food industry wish list

By Michael Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has added to the Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May’s in tray with a four-point wish list to maintain the competitiveness of UK food and drink manufacturing.

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Food manufacturers face challenging times: survey

By Rick Pendrous

Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, food and drink manufacturers face even more business challenges than they did before. The scale of those challenges was revealed by our exclusive survey of Food Manufacture Group readers.

The FDF has launched a six-point Brexit manifesto

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FDF launches six-step manifesto to ease Brexit

By Michael Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a six-step manifesto to help Britain’s biggest manufacturing sector cope with Brexit – the “UK’s most significant peacetime challenge ever”, according to its director general Ian Wright.

Rick Pendrous, editor of Food Manufacture

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Food sector licks its wounds after Brexit

By Rick Pendrous

Despite all signs to the contrary, I don’t think many of us on the Remain side really expected a Brexit vote in our heart of hearts. Which made the result to leave the EU even more of a shock when we woke up on Friday June 24.

A more integrated supply chain is needed post Brexit, argues Tsinopoulos

Brexit: food firms need integrated supply chains

By James Ridler

An integrated supply chain that standardises legislation, systems, policies, and engineering methods is needed post-Brexit, according to a leading university academic.

The exporters' association fears a euro backlash against British products

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Brexit risks euro backlash against British goods

By Michelle Perrett

The Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) has warned of a possible “consumer backlash” against British products in Europe, after Britons’ shock vote to quit the EU.

A UK trade deal with the EU could be frustrated by 'east European vested interests'

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EU trade deal to be delayed by ‘east Europeans’

By Michael Stones

The vested interests of east European Member States will delay and frustrate the UK’s bid to conclude a swift trade deal with the EU, an EU insider told a meeting organised by the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) yesterday (June 28).

Brexit has put Cornish pasties, clotted cream and Staffordshire cheese at risk

Brexit: ‘knock off’ protected food status threat

By James Ridler

Markets could be swarmed with “knock-offs” of classic regional British foods such as Cornish pasties and clotted cream thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to market analyst Mlex.

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