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Food manufacturers had a good recession, especially when compared to the construction industry, Roberts claimed

Recession was a good one for food industry

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers had a good recession, despite the economy not recovering from it yet, according to leading economist Sion Roberts.

UK manufacturers are working hard to source sustainable palm oil, according to a CSR boss

Progress on sustainable palm oil unfairly criticised

By Nicholas Robinson

UK food manufacturers are still being unfairly criticised for using palm oil, despite the work they have done to source it sustainably, according to the corporate social responsibility (CSR) director of a global food oil business.

A supermarket price war, which could follow Morrisons' recent price pledge, could damage supermarkets more than their suppliers, said Black

Supermarkets were ‘totally and utterly’ complacent

By Michael Stones

Britain’s big four supermarkets have been “totally and utterly complacent”, in failing to keep pace with key developments in retailing and are now paying the price, warns a leading City analyst.

Paterson: 'delighted' to see Mondelēz 'bringing in lots of bright young local people'

Overseas and national food firms invest in UK jobs

By Rod Addy

UK-based food and drink firms are investing in jobs as much as internationally-owned outfits, according to Owen Paterson, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) secretary of state.

The British Frozen Food Federation conference took place in Warwickshire on February 20.

Frozen food must innovate to flourish

By Nicholas Robinson

British frozen food manufacturers must reveal the benefits of frozen food to the consumer to revitalise the sector and increase confidence.

Food packaging not the enemy, says WRAP

Shoppers urged not to demonise packaging

By Rod Addy

Consumers should not demonise food packaging, because it could prolong shelf-life, reducing the amount of products needlessly binned, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Factory floor staff should be involved in contributing to a firm's lean thinking culture, said Williams

Patchy implementation hampers continuous improvement

By Rod Addy

The cultivation of a lean manufacturing culture of continuous improvement is often hampered by firms “cherry picking” what they implement, according to Jeff Williams of business consultancy SA Partners.