Brexit Debate

Shore Capital's Clive Black doesn't see a worst-case scenario for M&A activity after Brexit

Business Leaders' Forum

No worst-case scenario for mergers and acquisitions

By James Ridler

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK food and drink industry will continue, regardless of the outcome of Brexit, with the potential of the economy accelerating should a deal be agreed before 29 March, according to Shore Capital head of research...

Mondelēz is renting trucks and warehouse space to facilitate stockpiling

Mondelēz confirms stockpiling in UK

By James Ridler

Confectionery and snacks giant Mondelēz has joined the number of food and drink manufacturers stockpiling goods and raw materials to buffer itself from a worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

Greencore has set in motion its plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit

Greencore plans for no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Convenience foods manufacturer Greencore is working with its customers to manage supply chain disruption in the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

Coveney urged manufacturers to start acting on their no-deal Brexit contingency plans. Tech Live Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Business Leaders' Forum

Coveney: ‘take no-deal Brexit action now’

By James Ridler

With the threat of the UK crashing out of the EU, Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has urged food and drink manufacturers to act on no-deal Brexit scenario contingency plans.

A no-deal Brexit would disrupt the flow of food imports into the UK and raise prices, retailers have claimed

Retailers press Government to avoid no-deal Brexit

By Rod Addy

The bosses of grocery retailers including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and McDonald’s have voiced concerns about the “significant risks to maintaining the choice, quality and durability of food” posed by a no-deal Brexit.

Clothier attended Food Manufacture's Business Leader's Forum on 22 January

Wyke Farms to double capacity of Bruton factory

By Rod Addy

Wyke Farms is doubling capacity at its Bruton plant in Somerset, having secured planning permission for the move as part of a five-year plan to maintain the business' strong growth.

Black: ergers and acquisitions in the food and drink industry will continue no matter the Brexit scenario. Tech Live Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Business Leaders’ Forum

M&A activity resilient to Brexit

By James Ridler

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK food and drink industry will continue despite the outcome of Brexit, according to Shore Capital head of research Clive Black.

The UK meat industry could lose access to labour in a no-deal Brexit

EU labour risk for UK’s meat trade

By Aidan Fortune

The head of one of the largest food processing trade bodies has repeated his warning on the damage a no-deal Brexit could have on the meat industry, particularly in terms of labour.

A no-deal Brexit is to cost Scotland £14bn

No-deal Brexit to cost Scotland £14bn

By James Ridler

A no-deal Brexit could cost Scotland £14bn a year, with the food and drink sector worst affected, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has claimed.

Without a deal, businesses will need to prepare for a hard Brexit

Eversheds: start planning for hard Brexit

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers need to start implementing their no-deal Brexit contingency plans, legal firm Eversheds has warned, as the threat of a hard exit from the EU draws closer.

The continuing Brexit debacle has led to representatives from the food industry to call for more time to agree a deal

Food industry demands more time for Brexit deal

By Aidan Fortune

The food industry has called for an extension to Britain’s impending exit from the EU following Parliament’s rejection of the Government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

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