Podcasts

Jim Bergin: Sustainability makes good business sense

Food manufacturing: who pays for sustainability?

By Lorraine Mullaney

As sustainability continues to rise up the corporate agenda, Ireland has ambitious plans to become a world-leader in the production of sustainable food through its Origin Green initiative.

Paul Wilkinson: how does your food business measure up against his checklist?

Five top tips for success: food manufacturing guru

By Mike Stones

“View customers and politicians as the enemy,” is one of five controversial top tips for food business success, set out by a veteran business guru and chairman of the national skills academy.

Reviewing transport plans could help minimise Olympic disruption

Last minute plans cut Olympic disruption

By Mike Stones

As hundreds of thousands of visitors make final preparations to attend the Olympics next month, food and drink manufacturers should review their transport plans in order to avoid disruption in London and at other Olympic venues, advises logistics firm...

Dr Andrew Wadge highlighted the role of new technologies in combatting campylobacter food poisoning

FSA chief scientist's hi-tech answers to campylobacter

By Rick Pendrous

Dr Andrew Wadge, the Food Standards Agency’s chief scientist, explains why new technologies, such as lactic acid antibacterial washes during chicken processing operations, should be used to reduce the 403,000 cases of campylobacter food poisoning in the...

Tasting savings:environmental projects have helped Kelly’s of Cornwall save £200,000

Kelly’s saves £200,000 through green schemes

By Rod Addy

Kelly’s of Cornwall has nailed £200,000 worth of savings in two years from environmental projects ranging from reduction in water use to more efficient effluent treatment.

Welcome to his world: Social media allows Jones to connect with his consumers

How food manufacturers make Facebook and Twitter pay

By Mike Stones

Social media-savvy food manufacturers use Facebook and Twitter to forge links with customers that boosts sales in ways that large firms cannot, claims Wilfred Emmanuel Jones, founder of the Black Farmer brand.

Passion and planning ability are Levi Roots' two key ingredients for launching a career as a food entrepreneur

Levi Roots: how to be a food entrepreneur

By Mike Stones

Passion and planning ability are the two key qualities for launching a career as a successful food entrepreneur, according to Caribbean food guru Levi Roots.

Robots and hygenic design were the twin themes at Anuga FoodTec

Robots and hygenic design dominate Anuga FoodTec show

By Mike Stones

Robots intended for use in food processing and hygenic design were top trends at the trade event Anuga FoodTec, staged in Cologne, Germany last week, according to the show organisers. In this podcast, Professor Herbert Buckenhuskes, from one of the organisers...

Calling all shoppers: Birds Eye Iglo boss Martin Glenn plans to lead a frozen food revival to revitalise the market

Birds Eye boss leads frozen fightback

By Rod Addy

Frozen food has lacked strong branded leadership, but could become more successful by focusing on its strengths with the addition of significant marketing investment, according to Birds Eye Iglo boss Martin Glenn.

Antony Worrall Thompson presented the trophy for the best Free-From Food Award to 2011 to Claire Marriage of Doves Farm

Free-from food firms realise sector's potential

By Rod Addy

Free-from food manufacturers are increasingly waking up to the sector’s potential, according to Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, author of the Foods Matter website and founder of the Free-From Food Awards.

James Arnold: determined to keep the firm growing despite international market pressures

Sleaford Quality Foods battles global supply chain

By Rod Dawson

Sleaford Quality Foods is overcoming tough challenges in the global supply chain as it seeks to source and process dried and dehydrated foods for foodservice customers and other manufacturers.

Apprentices can make a valuable contribution in helping SMEs such as Butt Foods bring new products to market. For more about our Skills Seminar and to secure your free place, contact Hannah Rosevear on 01293 610431 or email Hannah.Rosevear@wrbm.com

Food and drink firms misunderstand apprentices

By Mike Stones

The role of apprentices in food and drink firms – particularly small- to medium-sized enterprises – is much misunderstood, David Williams, md of speciality baker Butt Foods told FoodManufacture.co.uk.