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The vote in favour of Brexit has drawn a mixed food industry reaction

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Brexit: mixed response from food and drink industry

By Michael Stones

The UK food and drink sector has given a mixed response, so far, to voters’ decision to quit the EU. Here, we report food and drink industry leaders’ first reactions to the historic decision.

Here's what Brexit could mean for food and drink manufacturers

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Brexit: what it means for food and drink manufacturers

By Michael Stones

As food and drink manufacturers study the impact of British voters’ historic decision to quit the EU, we explore how the vote may impact on the sector’s prosperity, based on the predictions of two leading campaigners – on either side of the argument –...

Food and drink manufacturers are coming to terms with the decisive vote for Brexit

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It’s Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic decision

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers are coming to terms with the decision to leave the EU, after voters decided decisively in favour of Brexit, ending the nation’s 43 year membership of the union.

Which way will you vote? Vote in Food Manufacture's preview poll

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EU referendum: and the result will be …

By Michael Stones

No, we can’t predict the result of tomorrow’s EU referendum debate. But we can offer you a sneak preview of the possible outcome by voting in our very own Food Manufacture poll.

Unilever boss Paul Polman: a Brexit vote would have a ‘negative impact’ on the firm’s business

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Unilever boss backs remain amid company logo row

By Noli Dinkovski

The boss of Unilever is the latest senior food industry figure to speak up in favour of remaining in the EU, amid a spat over the use of the company’s logo on an official Leave campaign leaflet.

Moy Park boss Janet McCollum voiced strong support for EU membership

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Moy Park boss backs EU membership

By Michael Stones

Poultry processor Moy Park has voiced strong support for continued EU membership, ahead of the referendum on Thursday June 23.

David Cameron visited Greene King's brewery yesterday to promote the benefits of EU membership

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PM visits Greene King brewery to boost remain vote

By Michael Stones

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Greene King’s brewery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk yesterday (June 14), in a bid to persuade staff to vote in favour of EU membership in next week’s referendum.

A Brexit vote would impact food and drink more than other sectors, warned Liz Truss

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Food sector 'better off in the EU': Liz Truss

By Rick Pendrous

Environment secretary Liz Truss has claimed the future success of the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector hinged on it remaining a part of the EU, in a speech to industry leaders last month.

A vote to leave the EU will hit UK food manufacturing, according to our new survey

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Brexit will ‘damage UK food manufacturing’: survey

By Rick Pendrous

Most respondents (60%) in a ‘state-of-the-industry’ survey, conducted by this website, fear a vote to leave the EU on June 23 will be bad for their businesses, increasing the costs of imported ingredients, while hitting exports and access to labour from...

Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Britain Stronger in Europe

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EU is ‘friend to food and drink’: Sir Stuart Rose

By Sir Stuart Rose

The EU is a friend to our food and drink industries. As former executive chairman of Marks & Spencer, I have experience of the benefits that our membership of the EU provide.

EU membership 'is vital' for the success of our food and drink sector: Sir Stuart Rose

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EU ‘vital for food industry success’: Sir Stuart Rose

By Michael Stones

EU membership is “vital for the success” of the UK food and drink manufacturing sector, argues Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Britain Stronger in Europe and former executive chairman of Marks & Spencer.