Podcasts

Retailers now recognise the machinery sector’s ability and willingness to help tackle the environmental challenges facing packaging

Ulma revisits machinery manufacturers’ role in packaging innovation

By Paul Gander

Ulma Packaging backs sustainable packaging initiatives across the food industry. In an exclusive interview from the heart of the PPMA Total show at Birmingham’s NEC earlier this month, Ulma’s UK sales director Ed Williams told Food Manufacture about the...

Knibss: ‘I always describe it as a bit like walking into a house you’re going to buy and you instantly know that it’s the right place.’ David Knibbs (left) and wife Lydia (right).

Exclusive interview

Riding the meat-free wave at The Tofoo Company

By James Ridler

Finding the perfect small business to build into a nationwide brand has proved to be a massive success, as the owners of The Tofoo Company explain in this exclusive podcast interview.

Staying competitive is the top reason for robotic adoption

Robotic adoption in food and drink: exclusive podcast

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers will continue to adopt robots into their business to stay competitive and become more competitive in the global marketplace, according to Enrico Krog Iversen, chief executive of robotic systems provider OnRobot.

3D printed steaks, the future of plant-based meat?

3D printed steaks, the future of plant-based meat?

By James Ridler

As the trend of flexitarianism and veganism continues to grow, one man poised to capitalise on the rise in meat-free diets is Giuseppe Scionti, chief executive of 3D printed plant-based meat manufacturer NovaMeat.

Pearce covers the challenges of creating new flavours and the rise of non-alcoholic spirits in this podcast

Omega Ingredients and flavour trends: Podcast

By James Ridler

Non-alcoholic spirits, alternative proteins and future operations within the EU were all on the mind of Omega Ingredients’ founder and chief executive Steve Pearce.

Blakemore: 'We have to be more thoughtful in putting protein in front of consumers'

Compass boss: non-meat choices vital for future

By Rod Addy

Compass will increase non-meat options to enable its customers to offer more consumer choice, as trends such as veganism won’t recede, according to the foodservice supplier's chief executive Dominic Blakemore.

Grahamslaw: ‘Blockchain will be be part of the answer to what will be a very complex issue’

Blockchain only part of the answer

By James Ridler

Blockchain will have its place in the food and drink supply chain, but won’t be the answer to all of its problems, an expert in supply chain has claimed.

Professor Walker: better industry communication required a collaborative approach

The Big Interview

Food firms need to show honesty: research boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers need to show “transparency, honesty and clarity” if they are to overcome public misconceptions about the food industry, the boss of a leading research organisation has claimed.

FDF chief scientific officer Helen Munday said being sustainable makes really good business sense

Big cost savings from small supply chain changes

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturer’s costs could be reduced by making small changes to be more sustainable throughout the supply chain, said the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) chief scientific officer Helen Munday.

Joanne Denney-Finch said shoppers would be in control of prices

IGD's Big Debate Conference

Retailing competition could reduce Brexit cost impacts

By Matt Atherton

The food sector is so competitive that price wars between retailers may reduce the financial impact of Brexit on shoppers, said grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.