Drink Manufacturers

Government must protect existing export opportunities and help open up new ones

Food exports: ‘government must do more to help’

By Noli Dinkovski

The UK is “open for business” with the rest of the world, but government needs to do more to promote food and drink exports before and after Brexit, a senior figure at the Department for International Trade (DIT) has suggested.

Innovation is needed to support the growth of food manufacturing, claimed consultancy

Manufacturers ‘must innovate to support growth’

By Gwen Ridler

Innovation and investment in new technology are needed to support the growth of food manufacturing, as UK businesses face strong international competition after Brexit, claimed business consultancy RSM. 

Food and drink firms were recognised in a list of the top 100 start-up companies

Food and drink firms in top start-ups list

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers recognised in this year’s list of the best start-up businesses, Startups 100, are featured in this photogallery.

The chancellor's first Autumn Statement drew a mixed response

Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement gets mixed reception from food and logistics sectors

By Michael Stones

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement drew a mixed reception from the food and drink manufacturing and logistics sectors, with praise for the doubling of export finance capacity to support trade but questions raised about the rise in the...

Paul Wilkinson: Brexit will deliver 'unique opportunities'

Brexit is ‘unique opportunity’ for food and drink

By Michael Stones

Brexit will deliver “unique opportunities” for British food and drink manufacturers to boost exports, while allowing the industry to develop unfettered by the chains of EU red tape.

Food and drink sector is leading the UK manufacturing recovery

Food and drink manufacturers boost UK output

By Gwen Ridler

Rising output reported by food and drink manufacturers has boosted the UK manufacturing sector, despite lacklustre export demand, according to a new Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report.

Food and drink firms have received a five-step guide to export success

Food manufacturers get five-point export advice

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink manufacturers wanting to increase exports can benefit from a new guide developed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA).

Food and drink exports could suffer if the Greek election fatally weakens the euro

Food exports could suffer after Greek election result

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers’ exports could be threatened by the recent Greek election result, if the successful Syriza party destabilises the euro, warns a specialist foreign exchange provider.

The trade talks could boost food exports to the US by nearly 50%

US trade talks ‘win-win’ for manufacturers

By Michael Stones

Trade talks to free up business between the EU and the US are a “win-win” opportunity for UK food and drink manufacturers and consumers, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Water scarcity and extreme weather conditions are the biggest environmental threats facing the food and drink industry

Three ways to defend your business against climate change

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers should be more transparent, resilient and collaborative to protect themselves from an impending water shortage and future extreme weather conditions, according to a leading environmentalist.

The new website aims to provide 'a little black book' of key industry suppliers.

New website to recommend food suppliers

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers are invited to apply for a listing on a new hospitality website that aims to link chefs and caterers with suppliers in a nationwide network to share news, views and useful information.

Dominic Watkins is on the panel

Free webinar to tackle FIR questions

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers now have less than a year to plan their response to the Food Information Regulation (FIR) – due to be enforced on December 14 2014 – but Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar next month will provide timely advice.

Owen Paterson pledged to help open up the beef and lamb export market to Russia, worth more than £100M over three years

Exclusive video interview

Food manufacturers better off under DEFRA

By Mike Stones

British food and drink manufacturers benefit from leadership of the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), insists environment secretary Owen Paterson.

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...

The CBI's latest survey predicts fuller order books for SMEs

Domestic and export orders are rising for small firms

By Sarah Hills

Full order books are predicted for small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and forecasts from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

BBC TV's The Apprentice Winner, Tim Campbell (left) congratulates Kraft Foods Calum Marnock on winning a FDF Community Partnership award. To book your free place at our Skills conference contact Rachel Cannon on 01293 610433 or email rachel.cannon@wrbm.com

Skills conference aims to plug the employment gap

By Mike Stones

Plugging the gaping skills gap in UK food and drink manufacturing is the subject of a free half-day conference at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Monday March 26.

Government is offering £600,000 to help firms get to grips with robotics

Three reasons for equipment firms to be optimistic

By Mike Stones

Stronger sales, rising reputation and technological innovation are three reasons for UK food and drink manufacturers to feel optimistic this autumn, Chris Buxton, ceo of the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA ), tells FoodManufacture.co.uk.