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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told conference Labour was ‘on the threshold of power’. Photo credit: Chatham House

Labour conference draws mixed response

By Michael Stones

The Labour Party conference in Brighton this week drew a mixed response from food manufacturing and business leaders, with plans for a new industrial strategy drawing praise but criticism of business finding less favour.

The FDF welcomed the government's industrial strategy to develop skills

Industrial strategy an ‘important first step’: FDF

By Matt Atherton

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the government’s industrial strategy, claiming it’s an “important first step” to help manufacturers manage the economic challenges they face.

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).

FDF president elect Gavin Darby set out top twin priorities for his presidency

FDF president elect Gavin Darby sets out priorities

By Michael Stones

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) new president elect, Premier Foods’s ceo Gavin Darby, has named his top twin priorities as helping to remedy the nation’s obesity epidemic and ensuring the sector has a “strong plan” to thrive after Brexit.

FDF boss Ian Wright has hit back at criticism of his comments on food and drink sponsorship at the Olympics

FDF hits back at Olympics food criticism

By Gwen Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has hit back at claims it said non-western countries had welcomed less healthy food advertising at the Rio Olympics.

Wright: 'FDF doesn't have a position on (EU membership) at the moment'

FDF to consult members on ‘Brexit’

By Rick Pendrous

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is to conduct a survey of its members early this year to gauge the weight of support among them for staying in EU.

Ian Wright: 'very grateful' to receive the CBE

Food and Drink Federation boss gets CBE

By Michael Stones

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss Ian Wright has received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award for political and public service.

Getting on the property ladder: Leech will leave the FDF to join the British Property Federation

FDF director general stands down

By Laurence Gibbons

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) director general Melanie Leech has announced her decision to stand down from her role in the New Year, to lead the British Property Federation.

The food and drink manufacturing sector needs 170,300 new employees by 2020

FDF welcomes government manufacturing report

By Rod Addy

A top government report on UK manufacturing has been welcomed by industry trade body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) for reflecting the sector’s priorities.


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