Calls to fast-track deals with China and the US, concerns for the future of dairy trade with the EU and the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on cold storage stockpiling all feature in this round-up of food industry Brexit news.
Senior industry personnel have less than a week to make their voice heard and outline their business’ expectations, aims and activities in 2020 in Food Manufacture’s exclusive State of the Nation survey.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) congratulated Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his victory as General Election results on Friday 13 December showed the Tories had won by a comfortable margin.
Scottish beef producer JW Galloway has reaped the rewards from new plant and equipment investment despite Brexit-induced challenges over the past year, as the firm demonstrated growth in its recent results.
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has called for a quick solution to the “black cloud” of Brexit uncertainty, which is impacting the work the industry has achieved in reducing its carbon footprint and other key areas.
The UK food market remains “very attractive” after two major UK manufacturing M&A deals, involving Bakkavor and Valeo Foods, topped the list of industry activity in September, with the sector totalling £615.66m in value.
Geoff Eaton, New England Seafood International chairman and chairman of the judges for the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, is to chair Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum on 21 January next year.