Food Manufacture

The Food Manufacture Group wishes you a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year

Festive best wishes from the Food Manufacture team

By Mike Stones

Festive best wishes from everyone at the Food Manufacture Group. The team will return on Tuesday January 2 to bring you more news, views, insight and analysis from Britain’s biggest and best manufacturing sector: food and drink.

Norsleand ceo Nigel Meadows collected the award from Food Manufacture’s publisher Sonia Young and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

Norseland wins dairy manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Global speciality cheese business Norseland has won the coveted Dairy Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London at the beginning of this month...

Wingland Foods’s operations manager Darryn Denny won a place in F1 racing car

Wingland Foods operations manager wins F1 racing car competition

By Mike Stones

Wingland Foods’s operations manager Darryn Denny will find himself behind the steering wheel of a Formula One racing car, after winning our exclusive competition, staged at the recent Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) Show.

Food Manufacture was first published in May 1927, in the same month that Charles Lindbergh became the first man to complete a solo non-stop tans-Atlantic flight

90 Year Birthday special

Voice of the foodsector is born

By Rick Pendrous

Food Manufacture was launched in May 1927 as a forum for those working in food and drink manufacture. Ninety years on, it is a role it still plays.

FMEA entries should be submitted by Monday July 24

FMEAs

FMEA Oscar hopefuls ‘should play to their strengths’

By Matt Atherton

Entrants to this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) should use their unique strengths as the basis for their entries, recommended FMEA judge Simon Chattock, ahead of the deadline for entries on Monday July 24.

Clipper Teas' Mark Bagwell says the new development will put operations under the same roof

Organic tea maker sets out 10-year vision

By Noli Dinkovski

Organic tea maker Clipper will be able to meet predicted growth for the next 10 years when its new “best-in class” facility opens in the autumn, according to the man in charge of overseeing the development.

FMEAs' judges give their hints and tips for winning an award

FMEAs

How to win a food manufacturing Oscar

By Matt Atherton

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) judges have urged companies entering the awards to include the entire story behind their success in their applications, for the best chance to win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar.

Could your business win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar?

FMEAs 2017

Food manufacturing Oscars: could you win one?

By Rick Pendrous

The 2017 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which recognise the very best companies and individuals in UK food and drink manufacturing, are now open for receipt of entries.

Happy 90th birthday Food Manufacture magazine

Food Manufacture – 90 and still going strong!

By Rick Pendrous

Food Manufacture celebrates its 90th anniversary this month, writes editor Rick Pendrous. The first issue of ‘The Journal of the Food Industry’ was published in May 1927 to provide practical advice to those working in the sector.

UK’s second largest tea maker: exclusive factory tour

TYPHOO TEA

UK’s second largest tea maker – in pictures

By Noli Dinkovski

Typhoo Tea produces 125M teabags a week at its factory in Moreton on the Wirral Peninsula – making it the largest own-label tea packer and the second largest tea manufacturer in the UK.

Food Manufacture’s top mergers and acquisitions of 2016

Top mergers and acquisitions of 2016

By Matt Atherton

2 Sisters Food Group, Krispy Kreme and Mondelēz International featured in the Food Manufacture Group’s top 10 mergers and acquisitions of 2016.

CCEP's Trevor Newman won the inaugural Me & my factory – editor’s choice award

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Coca-Cola boss wins management Oscar

By Michael Stones

The Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) operations director of Europe’s largest soft drinks plant has won the inaugural Me & my factory – editor’s choice award in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence...

Could your business glide to greatness at our Venice-themed awards celebration? Why not place your free entry today?

Your chance to win a food manufacturing Oscar

By Rick Pendrous

The deadline is fast approaching to enter the 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards the industry’s Oscars, which recognise outstanding achievement and the very best people and companies in the business.

Here's your chance to star at the Venice-themed food and drink manufacturing Oscars

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

By Rick Pendrous

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's Venice-themed event, you need to enter these prestigious awards.

Inside manufacturing: Délifrance UK

Me and My Factory

Inside manufacturing: Délifrance UK

By Noli Dinkovski

Délifrance’s Frank Bird is a man of many talents. As operations director at the bakery company’s Southall site in west London, Bird also looks after health and safety, quality control and new product development.

Happy holidays from the Food Manufacture team

Happy holidays from the Food Manufacture team

By Michael Stones

Happy holidays and a prosperous New Year from the whole Food Manufacture team. The team will be back on January 4 to bring you more breaking news, insight and analysis from the fast-moving world of food and drink manufacturing.

Best in beverage: CCE's Nicholas Nixon and Trevor Newman (centre L and R)  collect the award from Foodex's Dan Dixon (R) and awards host TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Coca-Cola Enterprises unscrews drinks Oscar

By Michael Stones

Beverage giant Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has won the Beverage manufacturing company of the year in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Kettleby Foods's Andrzej Szokalski (centre) collected the Environmental Oscar from WRBM’s Elaine Marshall and awards host Mark Durden-Smith

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Kettleby Foods wins top environmental award

By Michael Stones

Kettleby Foods, part of the Samworth Brothers food manufacturing business, has won the Environmental trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at the Lancaster hotel, London.    

Wanted: Food Manufacture associate editor

Wanted: Food Manufacture associate editor

By Michael Stones

The Food Manufacture Group is looking for a talented, multi-media, business-to-business journalist, hungry for that first big break into editorial management. Could you separate food and drink manufacturing fact from fiction – or do you know a likely...

Searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year

Wanted: Food Manufacture Personality of Year

By Michael Stones

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year. We need your help to celebrate the man or woman who has proved to be a top achiever in the field of UK food and drink manufacturing over the past 12 months.

Come to the carnival at this year's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in London on November 3.

Food manufacture excellence awards

Celebrate the best in food and drink manufacturing

By Rick Pendrous

The 2015 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards are now open for receipt of entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its world-class achievements and join the party at this year’s carnival-themed event, you need to enter these prestigious awards.

Clark mapped out the key trends to follow at the Food Vision event

Food Vision 2015

Top social trends food firms must follow

By Laurence Gibbons

Four top trends – sobriety, risk management, nutritional supplements and everyday indulgence should guide food and drink manufacturers when planning innovation.

Fosh: the government should set training policy

Industry must take lead in bridging skills gap

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufacturers will have to rely on their own resources to bridge the skills gap they face, rather than waiting for the government to take the lead, the head of the National Skills Academy (NSA) for food and drink has warned.

Season's greetings

Merry Christmas from Food Manufacture

By Michael Stones

Season’s greetings from all the team at the Food Manufacture Group. We will be back next year with more online news, video and podcast interviews together with infographics and other rich media coverage of the fast-moving world of food and drink manufacturing.

Alan Lacey rejected claims that supermarket were abusing their power

Grocery abuse claims rejected by SOFHT boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Claims made by the independent Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon that alleged supermarket abuses of power were going under-reported have been refuted by an industry expert.

Christine Tacon wrote to an article exclusively for this website to reassure Food Manufacture readers about her effectiveness in investigating alleged abuses of supermarket power

Groceries code boss urges action after Food Manufacture survey

By Michael Stones

The Groceries Code adjudicator (GCA), Christine Tacon, has used an article written exclusively for this website to urge suppliers to report alleged supermarket abuses of power, after they expressed concern about her role in Food Manufacture’s State-of-the-industry...

Christine Tacon: Talk to me about alleged supermarket abuse of power

exclusive

Report supermarket abuse, urges grocery adjudicator

By Christine Tacon

In as many weeks, two polls have sent me a strong message that I still have a big job to raise awareness of what I can do for groceries suppliers and build their confidence so that they give me the information I need to act.

Michael Portillo will be debating key industry challenges at 14:00 on the Centre Stage on Tuesday March 25

Foodex 2014

Food manufacturing topics centre stage at Foodex

By Michael Stones

Broadcaster and former politician Michael Portillo will join a stellar cast of industry experts for more than 20 live events on the Centre Stage at the Foodex show next week.

Don't miss details of Food Manufacture's 2014 editorial calendar

Food Manufacture: 2014 editorial calendar

By Rick Pendrous

This year is predicted by most leading UK food industry commentators to be one of the most significant ever in terms of political and regulatory scrutiny of the sector. It is also set to be one of economic and environmental uncertainty.

Wilkinson chaired last year's Business Leaders' Forum

Mergers and acquisitions set to rise in 2014

By Rick Pendrous

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector is set to rise in 2014 as business confidence rises, according to leading UK business and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton.

Food Manufacture: packed with food and drink manufacturing news, views and job vacancies

Food Manufacture features two €100k engineering jobs

By Mike Stones

The August issue of Food Manufacture is out – packed with food and drink manufacturing news and views, plus two senior process engineering vacancies, each with a salary of €100,000 (£86,760).

Food Manufacture's business survey will chart the mood of UK food and drink manufacturing

Take part in Food Manufacture’s business survey

By Mike Stones

How do you rate the prospects for your food and drink business over the year ahead? Taking part in Food Manufacture’s 2013 exclusive State-of-the-industry survey will allow you to compare your views with other industry professionals.

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

All is not well in the world of planet retail

By Rick Pendrous

News that Tesco has reported the biggest profits fall in its history is just the latest sign that all is not well in the world of planet retail. Britain's biggest retailer is also ditching plans to develop a number of big stores across the country.

Have your say on the prospects for food manufacturing in the Food Manufacture online survey

What does year ahead hold for UK food and drink manufacturers?

By Rick Pendrous

News that Tesco has reported the biggest profits fall in its history is just the latest sign that all is not well in the world of planet retail. Britain’s biggest retailer is also ditching plans to develop a number of big stores across the country. Against...

Salt reductions targets feature in the September issue of Food Manufacture. Phone 0800 652 6512 to order your copy

Don’t miss September issue of Food Manufacture

By Mike Stones

Salt reduction, new food labelling rules and a profile of meat firm TMI Foods are just three of the topics that appear in the September issue of our sister title Food Manufacture.

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