Drink Sector

Exports were one of the top growth opportunities for food and drink manufacturers

Food manufacturing opportunities revealed in EEF plan

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers could increase growth by exporting to emerging markets, and by investing in innovation, according to a sector bulletin by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Santander.

Scottish food and drink manufacturing has smashed growth records

Scottish food and drink sector posts record growth

By Michael Stones

Scottish food and drink manufacturing achieved a record annual turnover of £14.4bn in 2014 – growing twice as fast as the UK average – according to new figures from the Scottish government.

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

What prospect for food should Corbyn win?

By Rick Pendrous

Jeremy Corbyn, who is leading the other candidates in the polls to become the next leader of the Labour Party, divides opinion. Those on the right see him as an unreconstructed leftie who would make Labour unelectable. His fans – including many young...

Craft engineers in food and drink can earn in excess of £40,000 a year

Food sector needs more apprentices

By Rick Pendrous

Greater co-ordination is needed between government and the food and drink industry to bring together various training schemes and initiatives on offer and raise the numbers of apprentices in the sector, a leading automation specialist has claimed.