The labour shortage experienced across the food and drink supply chain will only get worse, unless the Government steps in now to prevent serious damage, according to members of the food and drink industry.
Greencore, the prepared foods and ready meals manufacturer, aims to recruit 5,000 staff from March to July this year and invest in automation to rebound swiftly from COVID-19, aided by plant-based NPD.
Operating a laboratory relying on the steady flow of samples from across the world for various methods of integrity testing, life looked as uncertain for us as it did for the rest of the industry a year ago.
The reopening of pubs after lockdown will lead to a boost in production of Marmite and similar products affected by the mass closure of foodservice and hospitality businesses, online retailer Approved Food claims.
Digital technology and the disruption caused by COVID-19 has helped accelerate technology adoption in the food and drink industry and advance food safety practices, according to a panel of industry experts.
Meadow Foods has commissioned the £4m plant-based dairy alternatives factory it announced last year, which will make products under The Collective's Plant brand and was fitted using a groundbreaking technique.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak should extend the Government's furlough and credit insurance schemes in his March Budget announcement to support the food and drink industry and others hit by COVID-19-related lockdowns.
Garden Gourmet, Nescafé, Starbucks and Purina PetCare fuelled organic sales growth in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, according to Nestlé's latest full-year results, although COVID-19 hit group reported sales.
As packaging demand swells, driven by an accelerated switch to online purchasing, supply chain operators should consider alternatives to paper and card to maintain the flow of materials, according to Antalis.
Out-of-home declines at Britvic offset sales growth in at-home products in its first quarter (Q1), Tate & Lyle's primary product sales rose in the three months to 31 December and Diageo reported dented interims.
Rapid change in a COVID-19 world and new learning opportunities have been essential parts of the lives of apprentices in 2020, one finalist in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reveals in this exclusive podcast.
Post-Brexit disruption over paperwork and procedure is hitting supplies to Northern Ireland as well as seafood exports, with the Scottish industry saying it faces a perfect storm that could cripple its international trade.