Food Manufacturing Sector

Lord Jones: Business, including food firms, should do more to persuade the government to ‘mend broken social systems’

Business ‘must help mend broken state’

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s business community – including the food and drink sector – needs to play a bigger role in getting government to reform the UK’s broken social systems, according to Lord Digby Jones, former director general of the Confederation of British Industry...

Paul Wilkinson unwrapped four surprises of the food manufacturing year

Business Leaders’ Forum

Four food and drink industry surprises of 2015

By Michael Stones

A shift in power from retailers to their suppliers, leading to a better year than expected, was one of four key surprises that shaped the UK food and drink industry last year, Paul Wilkson, chair of the Food Manufacture Group Business Leaders’ Forum told...

Food and drink manufacturers face the zombie business threat

Zombie business threat to food and drink firms

By John Wood

A plague of ‘zombie companies’ is threatening to suck the vitality out of the UK economy, according to leading insolvency experts, and the food manufacturing sector could be under threat.

Owen Patterson pledged to back British food and drink exports

Conservative Party Conference

DEFRA boss pledges to cut red tape and help boost food exports

By Gary Scattergood

Buying British produce and tapping into soaring demand from abroad for high-quality goods will help boost the UK food industry and create jobs, says Owen Paterson, the new secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Making it pay

Making it pay

Foodex 2012, the UK show for food and drink processing, packaging and logistics will take place at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from March 25 to 27.

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