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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…

Nestlé has invested in a new recycling plant that will be able to handle hard-to-recycle flexible plastic. Image: Nestlé

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Nestlé invests £7m into hard to recycle plastics project

By Gwen Ridler

Nestlé has invested £7m in a new recycling plant set to process hard-to-recycle flexible plastics, with the potential to recycle more plastic than the manufacturer places on the UK and Ireland market.

We delve into the state of the food and beverage industry and its future outlook. Credit: Getty/bin kontan

Short read

State of the food and drink sector in 2023 and beyond

By Bethan Grylls

In an exclusive online event, Food Manufacture heard from three industry experts as they captured today’s food and drink trends and how wider societal challenges have impact behaviour and policy.

Being in control of your export plan is the key to successful expansion. Credit: Getty/thitivong

Opinion

Are you driving your exports or are they driving you?

By Nicola Thomas

Nicola Thomas, director of the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA), explains why a successful export drive stems from a plan based on your internal goals and capabilities, rather than so-called external ‘opportunities’ which arise.

More than £10m invested in the business. Credit: Getty/olm26250

News

Pilgrim’s UK’s recovery plan working well

By Bethan Grylls

Pilgrim’s UK’s recovery and growth plan is progressing well as operational losses drop by 84%, with the company continuing to make big decisions to help face challenging market.

Food and drink M&A activity was on the rise, but high value deals are off the table. Image: Getty

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M&A activity on the rise but big deals off the table

By Gwen Ridler

Food and beverage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is on the rise but there is a significant absence in middle to higher market deals compared to last year, according to Oghma Partners’ latest review of the sector.

The new McDonald’s UK&I and Guenther bakery in Coventry will create up to 90 jobs for local people in Coventry

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New McDonald’s bakery opens in Coventry

By Bethan Grylls

McDonald’s UK & Ireland and Guenther Bakeries UK Limited have opened the doors to a new bakery following £38m investment that will create fresh buns exclusively for the restaurant chain’s burgers.

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.

Sam Healey showing HRH The Duke of Edinburgh parts of the new water transportation system

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Healeys investing £5m into site

By Bethan Grylls

Cornish Cyder producer Healeys has made a £5m investment which will see it doubling its processing capacity.

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