Food Manufacturers

UK food manufacturers could be boosted after Brexit, said Rabobank

Brexit ‘may boost’ UK food manufacturers

By Matt Atherton

Brexit could benefit food manufacturers, according to food and agribusiness bank Rabobank, ahead of the UK’s formal exit from the EU, which is triggered today (March 29).

Warburton’s recent £2M fine reveals the 'new norm', after tougher sentencing guidelines

Warburtons’ £2M fine shows the ‘new norm’

By Noli Dinkovski

A £2M fine imposed on Warburtons after one of its workers sustained life-changing injuries is the “new normal” for cases of this kind, following the imposition of tougher sentencing guidelines, legal experts have warned.

More than half of global food manufacturers do not know their suppliers

Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

By Laurence Gibbons

More than half of global food manufacturers have admitted not knowing the precise details of their supply chains, raising concerns about the prevalence of slave labour and other unethical working practices, according to research from risk management firm...

Herbs and spices are expensive ingredients and a ripe target for fraud

Food fraud will hit vulnerable firms

By Rick Pendrous

Many food manufacturers are not yet up to speed with vulnerability assessments – a focus of the new British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard, version 7, which came into force last month – a leading certification body has warned.

Food manufacturers fear for margins as a price war looms

Food firms could pay for supermarket price wars

By Nicholas Robinson

Morrisons has refused to confirm or deny suggestions it is preparing to slash suppliers’ prices, in a bid to combat discounters Aldi and Lidl, as top analysts predict food manufacturers could fall victim to a supermarket price war.

83% of participants claimed retailers were pressuring them on proces

Retail ransom

Despite being held to ransom by retailers, food manufacturers remain optimistic, according to our survey. Rick Pendrous shares the results

Mitsubishi is organising a free one-day conference and exhibition at its headquarters in Hatfield on July 10

Manufacturers helped to drive up efficiencies at free event

By Rick Pendrous

To achieve success in today’s food supply chain, it is necessary to capitalise on fast moving trends, optimise manufacturing efficiency and productivity, while managing supply chain logistics and minimising waste, according to control systems and automation...

Forget cod: there are plenty more sustainable fish in the sea, delegates were told

Switch to sustainable fish stocks, food manufacturers told

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturers should switch to sustainable fish stocks from endangered ones and help to educate shoppers about making better buying decisons, delegates heard at a fishing industry seminar this week.

Rice alert: there have been 26 incidents of unauthorised rice from China this year

Global food sourcing is a risky business

By Lorraine Mullaney

Counterfeit documentation, ancient protocols, and immature risk assessment procedures are just the start of the problems food manufacturers face when sourcing ingredients from the other side of the globe.

Incentives have doubled anaerobic digestion capacity

Policy change could force waste rethink

By David Burrows

Changes to government incentive schemes could force food manufacturers looking to generate their own energy from waste into a rethink.

Welcome to his world: Social media allows Jones to connect with his consumers

How food manufacturers make Facebook and Twitter pay

By Mike Stones

Social media-savvy food manufacturers use Facebook and Twitter to forge links with customers that boosts sales in ways that large firms cannot, claims Wilfred Emmanuel Jones, founder of the Black Farmer brand.

TV Apprentice star Tim Campbell and Apprentice of the Year, Calum Marnock, from Kraft, at the Community Partnership Awards ceremony

Sign up to the apprenticeship pledge: FDF

By Mike Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is urging food manufacturers to sign up to its apprenticeship pledge and contribute to the growing number of opportunities in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Tesco's results could lead to sharper negotiations with its suppliers

Tesco's falling sales ups pressure on manufacturers

By Mike Stones

News that Tesco’s UK sales have fallen for the first time in 20 years, according to its latest interim results, is likely to put its suppliers under more pressure in price negotiations, according to analysts.

Securing our supplies

Securing our supplies

By Hayley Brown

Shadow secretary of state for agriculture and rural affairs, Jim Paice, talks to Hayley Brown about the major issues faced by food manufacturers

Knowledge transfer

Knowledge transfer

China is hungry for new technologies and processes and Europe is hungry for new functional food ingredients. Is this a match made in heaven? Sue Scott investigates

White coat warriors

White coat warriors

By John Dunn

Contract food testing laboratories are battling hard to keep up with demand for faster, more accurate tests. John Dunn reports on their investment in emerging technologies and new equipment

Sound advice to build on

Sound advice to build on

Manufacturers are opting to extend existing premises rather than build entirely new factories. But while there are savings to be made, companies underestimate the total cost of such a move at their peril, says Kathy Watson


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