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Black: ‘The damage shrinkflation leads to needs to be carefully considered’

Business Leaders’ Forum

‘Shrinkflation’ should be last resort

By Gwen Ridler

‘Shrinkflation’ must be a last resort for brands, which should not ignore how savvy shoppers are about such tactics, Clive Black, head of research at Shore Capital has warned.

Dominic Watkins said labour had to be the starting point for discussions on food and drink manufacturing challenges

Business Leaders' Forum

Food industry labour and regulations are top challenges

By Michael Stones

Securing the food and drink industry’s labour needs and responding to the challenges of new legislation are among the top challenges facing manufacturers, according to law firm DWF.

Watkins said the food industry was positive for a good year ahead

Business Leaders' Forum

Food business leaders more outward-looking this year

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink business leaders were more outward-looking at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) ahead of a “positive” year in the food industry, despite various challenges it faces.

A successful trade deal would boost jobs and growth, enthusiasts claim. But some argue it could risk food safety and animal welfare

UK food exporters to benefit from US trade deal

By Michael Stones

UK food and drink exporters could benefit from a multi-million pound boost to US exports, following a successful outcome to the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade talks – but don’t expect extra sales anytime soon.

'I expect more improvement notices in April': Hilary Ross

Business Leaders' Forum

Firms face legal action for future FIR failures

By Nicholas Robinson

Food firms that fail to comply with the Food Information for Consumers Regulations (FIR) will feel the enforcers’ sting later this year, a leading food lawyer has warned.

Sponsors of the Business Leaders' Forum valued access to senior food and drink manufacturing executives

Business leaders’ forum

Business forum gave access to top food execs

By Michael Stones

Unrivalled access to top food and drink manufacturing executives was the top reason singled out by the sponsors of the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum for backing the event.

Coveney: 'Consumers have built habits of multiple kinds'

Business Leaders' Forum

Greencore ceo: profit collapse a top industry trend

By Rod Addy

A “catastrophic collapse” in retail profitability was one of five top food industry trends highlighted by Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum on January 20.

Key questions remain about the EU's new food labelling rules

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New food labelling rules: key questions remain

By Michael Stones

Key questions about the EU’s new food labelling rules remain unanswered, according to speakers at the Food Manufacture Group's webinar on the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIR) last month.


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