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The food and drink sector has made notable strides in decarbonisation, but there's still a long way to go...Credit: Getty/ArtistGNDphotography

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The power of self-generating energy

By Bethan Grylls

Meet the expert panel ahead of our roundtable discussion on renewable, self-generated energy taking place online later this month.

The Business Leaders' Forum is an annual event hosted by Food Manufacture that invites leaders to problem solve and knowledge-share

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Will disjointed thinking destroy us?

By Bethan Grylls

By 2025, it’s predicted that there will be more than 75m ‘smart’ connected devices. Yet, despite our instantaneous, online lifestyles, we are still experiencing a sense of 'disconnect' between the food industry, government and consumers.

Pictured centre: Pedro Sancha, president & CEO at NSF, surrounded by Belgium’s Mastercooks

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The importance of independent sensory labs in NPD

By Bethan Grylls

In the competitive landscape of the food industry, developing new products and refining existing ones is not just a matter of taste but a complex and often high-stakes endeavour.

French Harmony farmer, Emeric Duchesne, his wheat fields and bee hotel

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How Mondelēz is defining regenerative agriculture

By Bethan Grylls

Biscuits and confectionery manufacturer Mondelēz International is expanding its regenerative wheat farming ambitions, following a successful trial. Food Manufacture reports on its visit to see the programme in action in Northern France - and questions,...

Crookies, fluffins (pictured) and croons will croons be flooding restaurant menus, according to Macphie

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Hybrid food types set to sweep the nation

By Gwen Ridler

Hybrid creations that combine the best elements of two different foods are set to sweep the nation, according to ingredients manufacturer Macphie.

Jean-Philippe (third from left) with a handful of Tilda farmers

Me & My Team

Tilda’s climb to the top

By Jean-Philippe Laborde

Managing director Jean-Philippe Laborde of the well-known rice brand talks about Tilda’s strategy since he took the helm five years ago, from innovation and keeping costs down, to teamwork and trailing new rice cultivation techniques.

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2024 winners have been announced - drum roll, please!

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Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2024 winners revealed...

By Bethan Grylls

The London Hilton Bankside was awash with celebration as hundreds of food and beverage producers joined together to honour their team’s achievements - and it was an extraordinary night for Arla Foods which saw a triple win.

Labels on 500ml Sprite and Sprite Zero bottles will be replaced with an embossed logo on the front of the pack and laser-engraved product information on the back in new trial

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Sprite bottles go ‘label-less'

By Bethan Grylls

Sprite and Sprite Zero labels will be temporarily removed from on-the-go bottles as part of a limited trial designed to simplify the recycling process.

Don't miss our webinar, exploring technologies for improving your supply chain traceability. Credit: Getty/sitox

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Technology to improve your traceability

By Bethan Grylls

Register for our exclusive webinar which looks at existing and emerging technology to enhance your supply chain traceability, whilst taking you back to basics as our experts explore several case studies, options and the important questions to ask before...

The big Food Manufacture trends report 2024

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The biggest food and drink trends of 2024

By Bethan Grylls

From flavours of the moment, to the importance of health and functionality, to the impact of an unstable world – Food Manufacture unpicks the major trends and drivers for food and beverage producers in 2024.

The Food Manufacture team headed to Frankfurt to find out the latest trends from FiE 2023. Bottom picture credit: Fi Europe

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F&B trends emerging from FiE

By Bethan Grylls

Plant-based applications with high protein claims were among the key trends at FiE 2023 which took place last week in Frankfurt, Germany.

Who will take home the Innovation Award at the FMEAs 2024?

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Meet the finalists for Food Manufacture’s Innovation Award

By Bethan Grylls

Seven companies are in the running for our new innovation award, with the winner to be revealed at next year’s glamourous ceremony. Here’s more about the line-up and their incredible industry innovations…

How will food factories need to evolve to keep apace with rising consumption? Credit: Getty/kynny

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What will the future factory look like?

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls explores how food and beverage manufacturers will need to adapt to increased consumption, alongside pressures around sustainability with insight from a range of experts.

TIPA introduces packaging tray made from rice waste which can use used for a multitude of food products. Credit: TIPA

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Revolutionising packaging with a tray made from rice waste

By Bethan Grylls

Crafted from wasted rice by-product, the compostable packaging solutions leader says the new trays can not only be disposed of in compost bins in the home, but also recycled due to their 'rare pulp' make-up.

Ecotrophelia European 2023 winners revealed

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Behind the scenes: Ecotrophelia European 2023 finals

By Bethan Grylls

This year's Ecotrophelia European finals saw 14 teams pitted against one another in a battle for the grand prize. Here, we reveal the winners, whilst Team PlanEat from the UK reflect on their journey in this behind the scenes footage.

Don't miss this year's Food Safety Briefing. Credit: Getty/MiguelMalo

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Don’t miss our 2023 Food Safety Briefing

By Bethan Grylls

This year’s Food Safety Briefing theme is science and data – with four special guest experts from Mars Global Food Safety Center, the Food Standards Agency, Unibloc, and Imprint Analytics joining us to share their knowledge.

Food Manufacture hears from popcorn brand Joe & Seph's MD. Credit: Getty/mediamasmedia

Me & My Team

From home kitchen hobbyist to thriving SME

By Adam Sopher

Adam Sopher, co-founder and CEO of gourmet popcorn brand, Joe & Seph’s, tells his family’s story of success, fun flavours and non-soggy popcorn.

Multivac opens UK innovation centre

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Multivac opens UK innovation centre

By Bethan Grylls

Following a £1.4m investment, Multivac’s Swindon site has seen an impressive facelift, with the facility now prepped for regional training and extensive customer demos.

Food Manufacture gets insight into the lab in this exclusive feature from Bia Analytical on wheat fraud. Credit: Getty/combomambo

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Looking for fraud in wheat flour

By Dr Terry McGrath

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to inflict supply chain difficulties upon Europe’s breadbasket, Bia Analytical looks at how manufacturers can ensure their wheat/flour is genuine.

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