Drink Industry

FDF director general Ian Wright highlighted three key challenges for food manufacturers after Brexit

FDF boss highlights three challenges of Brexit

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers would face three key challenges after Brexit, warned the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) director general Ian Wright, speaking at the Processing and Packaging Machinery Trade Association show 2017.

The FDF urged government to invest in innovation and apprenticeships

FDF wants ‘new sector deal’ to boost productivity

By Matt Atherton

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on the government to create “a new sector deal” for UK food and drink manufacturers, to exploit export growth opportunities that are expected after Brexit.


Food industry ‘superpower must speak with one voice’

By Michael Stones

The food and drink industry is “a genuine superpower” but must lobby government with a unified voice over Brexit to make that power felt, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) president Gavin Darby told the FDF’s Food and Drink Industry Dinner.

Junk food advertising has been banned across all children's media

Children’s ‘junk food’ ad ban hailed by FDF

By Matt Atherton

The decision to ban ‘junk food’ advertising across all children’s media, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, has been welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Danone, Pioneer and Cranswick all feature in this photogallery of Acquisitions

Top food and drink acquisitions of the year – so far

By Gwen Ridler

Acquisitions in the food and drink industry have been on the rise this year, despite the threat of Brexit and major policy shake ups, including the impending UK sugar tax and the apprenticeship levy.

A Brexit vote would impact food and drink more than other sectors, warned Liz Truss

Brexit debate

Food sector 'better off in the EU': Liz Truss

By Rick Pendrous

Environment secretary Liz Truss has claimed the future success of the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector hinged on it remaining a part of the EU, in a speech to industry leaders last month.

CCE teamed up with Cranfield University to launch a five-step sustainability plan

Coca-Cola Enterprises in five-step sustainability plan

By Michelle Perrett

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has unveiled a five-step plan for the future of sustainable manufacturing, which includes ‘smart’ ingredients with the potential to replace sugar, fat and salt.

Top 12 trends will influence next year's food and drink industry: Mintel

Top 12 food and drink trends for 2016: Mintel

By Michael Stones

Alternatives everywhere is the first of 12 top trends that will dominate the food and drink industry next year, predicts market research specialist Mintel.

David Cameron aims to reclaim the mantle of One-nation leadership

Election 2015

Food manufacturers mull Conservative victory

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers are pondering the impact of the Conservatives’ election success, as David Cameron prepares to form his second government as Prime Minister.

Scottish food and drink firms could generate 10,000 extra jobs over the next five years

Food exports to drive 10,000 new Scottish jobs

By Michael Stones

Up to 10,000 new food and drink industry jobs could be created over the next five years thanks to Scotland’s rapidly rising exports, predicts a report from Bank of Scotland.

UK food and drink processors have the fourth largest turnover in the EU

UK is EU’s fourth largest food manufacturing country

By Laurence Gibbons

UK food and drink processors have the fourth largest turnover in the EU, despite having almost half the amount of companies as the second largest country France, a new study by FoodDrinkEurope has revealed.

Justine Fosh: determined to close the skills gap

New food and drink industry training boss to close skills gap

By Mike Stones

Closing the yawning food and drink industry skills gap by attracting the next generation of industry scientists, engineers and technicians is the top priority of the new director of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink (NSAFD) and the sector...

Simpler systems could boost UK robotic sales

Simpler systems could boost UK robotic sales

By Ben Bouckley

Relatively simple and inexpensive robots could be the key for robot manufacturers looking to boost UK sales, according to a leading automation industry figure.

Get motivated

Get motivated

Food and drink employers need to focus on staff retention and motivation techniques, not recruitment, if the industry is to tackle falling employment levels. Rebecca Green reports


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