Eu Membership

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.

EU membership 'is vital' for the success of our food and drink sector: Sir Stuart Rose

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EU ‘vital for food industry success’: Sir Stuart Rose

By Michael Stones

EU membership is “vital for the success” of the UK food and drink manufacturing sector, argues Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Britain Stronger in Europe and former executive chairman of Marks & Spencer.

Liz Truss urged food and drink business leaders to tell their staff about the benefits of EU membership

Brexit Debate

Firms ‘should tell staff about EU benefits’: Liz Truss

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturing business leaders should help their staff understand the business benefits of EU membership, ahead of the referendum on June 23, according to environment secretary Liz Truss.

Business leaders who back EU membership should be far more outspoken, said the FDF boss

Foodex 2016

Food leaders should ‘grow a pair’ over EU promotion

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturing leaders and other business executives who support EU membership have been urged to promote the benefits of membership far more actively, in hard-hitting comments from Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss Ian Wright, delivered...

Andy Wood is backing Britain's continued EU membership with both barrels

Brewery boss backs EU membership campaign

By Michael Stones

The boss of Adnams brewery has joined food industry executives and other business leaders in backing the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI’s) campaign in support of Britain’s EU membership.

The Britain Stronger in Europe group was launched today

Keep UK in EU, argues new campaign group

By Michael Stones

Britain will be better off within the EU, a new cross-party campaign group launched today, led by the chairman of online grocery business Ocado and former chief executive of Marks & Spencer Stuart Rose will argue.  

Should we stay or should we go? Food manufacturers want to be part of a strong EU, said the FDF

Food manufacturers ‘want to be part of strong EU’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers “want to be part of a strong EU”, Ian Wright, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) director general has told this website, ahead of a key business leader’s speech tonight, which will urge bosses “to speak out early” in favour of...

The prospect of leaving the EU is 'the biggest threat' facing manufacturers

Quitting EU is manufacturers’ ‘biggest threat’

By Michael Stones

Quitting the EU is “the biggest threat” facing manufacturers, warned the manufacturing organisation EEF, as business leaders and analysts highlighted the key importance of EU membership.

Tony Blair urged voters to 'think of the chaos' produced by the possibility of the UK quitting the EU

Election 2015

CBI bosses back Britain’s EU membership

By Michael Stones

Business bosses’ group the Confederation of British Industry has highlighted the key importance of EU membership to the UK economy, after former prime minister Tony Blair slammed David Cameron's pledge to hold a referendum on EU membership.

An EU membership vote would threaten the food industry, argue some commentators

Food industry could be ‘first hit’ by EU exit vote

By Michael Stones

The food and drink industry may be among the first sectors to be hit, if the UK votes to quit the EU in two years’ time and firms should start planning to minimise the disruption that may follow.

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