Food Manufacturing

In the first edition of The Talent Poole, Jon Poole looks at what's driving the labour gap in food and drink and ways we can look to encourage the younger generation to find their way and voice in the sector. Credit: Getty images/We Are

Column: The Talent Poole

Leadership in food: Stepping up to the plate

By Jon Poole

It’s no secret that the food and drink sector are struggling to recruit, but what’s driving a lack newcomers to the sector and how can we inspire them to become our next generation of leaders? Jon Poole explores in this first column dedicated to leadership....

The pace of food manufacturing change has quickened over the past 90 years

90 year birthday special

Food industry’s 90 years of innovation

By Colin Dennis

Food and drink manufacture has undergone major advances, designed to meet changing consumer tastes and modern production standards.

New robotics research aims to replace labour-intensive industrial food preparation operations

Robotics in food manufacture gets government boost

By Rick Pendrous

A new £448,850 government-funded research project has been launched to promote the use of robotics in food manufacturing, which hopes to replace labour-intensive industrial food preparation operations.

Musculoskeletal disorders and skin conditions becoming an increasing concern

Food firms challenged by musculoskeletal disorders

By Alyson Magee

Occupational health is becoming an increasing focus for the food and drink manufacturing sector with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and respiratory and skin conditions of particular concern. Taking health and safety figures overall, the sector also...

Morrisons was failing to exploit its strong manufacturing links

Morrisons should make more of food manufacturing

By Michael Stones

Morrisons has been advised to make more of its food manufacturing links by a business recovery specialist, who warned retailers could ditch their suppliers after diversifying into food production.

National Farmers Union president, Meurig Raymond

Manufacture foods to showcase quality: NFU

By Nicholas Robinson

Farmers stepping into food manufacturing to supplement their incomes should use the opportunity to showcase the qualities of the rural sector, such as better food security and freshness, the National Farmers Union (NFU) president has said.

Farmers should promote their produce’s organic status, says Crichton

More farmers become food manufacturers

By Nicholas Robinson

Organic farmers are increasingly moving into food manufacturing in search of higher margins and greater financial security, it has emerged.

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards - the winners

Prize fighters

By Rick Pendrous

Last month top food manufacturing firms fought to be crowned the best in the business. Rick Pendrous names the industry's new kings and queens

Ride the red rollercoaster

Ride the red rollercoaster

By Rick Pendrous

When the going gets tough, the tough manufacturers streamline their operational processes. Rick Pendrous discovers new ways to survive


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