Gove's appointment as DEFRA boss is a 'great win' for the sector (Flickr/Policy Exchange)

Gove appointment a ‘great win’ for food and drink

By Matt Atherton

Michael Gove’s appointment as environment secretary is “a great win for the agri-supply chain”, says the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink (NSAFD) chairman Paul Wilkinson.

Heineken posted its full-year results for 2016

Drinks giant Heineken posts £238M sales rise

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks giant Heineken saw a £238M boost to sales last year, revealed in its full-year results for 2016, despite weaker performance in Africa and the Middle East.

Business confidence has fallen since the Brexit vote

70% of food firms less confident since Brexit vote

By Matt Atherton

Almost 70% of food and drink firms are less confident about UK business prospects than they were before the EU referendum, while many report some of their non-UK EU staff plan to return home after Brexit, warns a Food and Drink Federation (FDF) survey.

Food and drink manufacturers are coming to terms with the decisive vote for Brexit

Brexit impact

It’s Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic decision

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers are coming to terms with the decision to leave the EU, after voters decided decisively in favour of Brexit, ending the nation’s 43 year membership of the union.

Which way will you vote? Vote in Food Manufacture's preview poll

Brexit debate

EU referendum: and the result will be …

By Michael Stones

No, we can’t predict the result of tomorrow’s EU referendum debate. But we can offer you a sneak preview of the possible outcome by voting in our very own Food Manufacture poll.

The short, three-minute survey will assess the food industry’s health

Food Manufacture survey tests sector’s hopes and fears

By Rick Pendrous

The UK electorate will decide next month whether or not the country remains part of the EU. And while the food and drink manufacturing sector appears to have come out firmly in favour of staying in, which way the vote goes will be a political rather than...

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

EU vote could hinge on government popularity

By Rick Pendrous

High levels of campylobacter in fresh supermarket chicken or a UK exit from the EU after a referendum: it's difficult to say which should be of more immediate concern to the nation’s food sector.

Proposed GM law changes has created uproar

Proposed GM law creates uproar

By Laurence Gibbons

A new law being discussed in Brussels this week could give biotech companies “unprecedented power” over decisions to ban genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe, according to Friends of the Earth (FoE).


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