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 James 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 James 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...

Food and drink manufacturers might have “dodged a bullet” over the obesity strategy

Obesity strategy gets the thumbs down

By Rick Pendrous

Prime Minister Theresa May hasn’t pleased anybody with the childhood obesity strategy, which was slipped out during the parliamentary recess while she was on holiday walking in Switzerland.

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 James 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).

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