This month Jon Poole explores how you can become an encouraging leader

Column: The Talent Poole

How to be an inspirational leader in the food sector

By Jon Poole

Want to know how to inspire others as a leader? This month, ‘The Talent Poole’ takes a dip into the difference between managing and leadership and how you can take your team to the next level with Ian Noble of Mondelez International.

Jon Poole sits down with Keston Williams of Barfoot to talk decision-making with confidence

The Talent Poole

Being a confident decision-maker

By Jon Poole

Jon Poole interviews Keston Williams, Barfoots COO, who offers his perspective on nimble decision-making in the fast-paced world of food and drink.

This week's column features the expertise of McCormick’s senior director of global food integrity and risk management

The Talent Poole

Why leaders need to embrace situational leadership

By Jon Poole

Jon Poole sits down with Clare Menezes, McCormick’s senior director of global food integrity and risk management, to find out more about her leadership style and the importance of being adaptable.

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 UK could benefit by up to £21bn through better data management

Better data quality would boost sales

By Rick Pendrous

Suppliers could increase sales by 1–3% by improving the quality of their product data, according to new research from barcode standards body GS1 UK.

Only 60–80% of branded products are visible to shoppers online

Visibility of online food and drink brands is often poor

By Rick Pendrous

Only 60–80% of suppliers’ food and drink products listed by retailers are visible online when shoppers are searching for their brand or category, according to a new study from category and shopper management specialist Bridgethorne.

McIntyre will oversee production of the full range of Young's Seafood products

Young’s Seafood names new group operations manager

By Rod Addy

Young’s Seafood has appointed Duncan McIntyre, a former supply chain director at packaged food firm Nomad Foods, the owner of frozen food giant Iglo Group, as group operations manager.

Food and drink recalls in the UK more than doubled in 2015/16

Food and drink recalls more than double in 2015/16

By Michelle Perrett

The number of food and drink product recalls in the UK grew by 62% in 2015/16 driven by the impact of new EU labelling legislation, the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) report has revealed.

Morrisons has appointed Kevin Havelock as a non-executive director

Morrisons makes senior appointment

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has appointed Unilever’s Refreshment division president Kevin Havelock as a non-executive director, effective from February next year.

Weetabix ceo Giles Turrell is backing tommorrow’s third Leadership Symposium

Weetabix boss backs Leadership Symposium

By Mike Stones

Weetabix ceo Giles Turrell is backing the third Leadership Symposium – which takes place tomorrow (November 28) at Rothamsted Research Centre – as a place to update food and drink industry leadership skills.

The Internet of Things could be crucial to driving predictive engineering

Manufacturers fail to use predictive engineering well

By Rick Pendrous

More than half (54%) of managers in the manufacturing sector believe firms are not using predictive engineering effectively, despite the technology being billed as a leading industry trend, a new study conducted by enterprise business systems provider...

Food boss on the value of offering career progression

Me and My Factory

Salads boss on how career progression benefits all

By Noli Dinkovski

The director of a Leeds-based prepared salads and vegetables business has drawn on his own experience to highlight the value of giving staff the incentive to progress their careers.

Coca-Cola HBC ceo Dimitris Lois is to take a four-month leave of absence to treat a medial condition

Coca-Cola boss takes four-month medical leave

By Gwen Ridler

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) ceo Dimitris Lois is to take a four-month leave of absence from the company, in order to undergo medical treatment.

Cargill in surplus food supply deal

Cargill to supply food surplus charity

By Gwen Ridler

Poultry processor Cargill has launched a new agreement to supply food poverty action group FareShare with fresh chicken every week, free of charge.

Tulip reported a £21.8M loss for the year to September 2016

Meat processor Tulip reports £21.8M loss

By Matt Atherton

Meat processor Tulip has reported a £21.8M loss for the full-year to September 30 2016, after losing key contracts, a fall in operating efficiency and the results of inflation.

Moy Park’s Mike Mullan received the HR award from Lynn Carson, chair of CIPD Northern Ireland

Moy Park boss wins HR award

By Michael Stones

Moy Park’s executive director Mike Mullan has been named HR director of the year in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Northern Ireland Awards 2017. 

View our photogallery of the latest food and drink industry appointments

Food industry appointments – in pictures

By Gwen Ridler

New hires by 2 Sisters Food Group and Amplify Snack Brands – owner of crisp maker Tyrrells – lead this month’s photogallery of people on the move to new jobs in the food and drink industry. 

Tesco could be prosecuted for displaying out-of-date promotions on its shelves

Tesco could be prosecuted for out-of-date labels

By Gwen Ridler

Tesco’s failure to remove out-of-date promotional labels from its shelves is a criminal regulatory offence, which could lead to fines – and even imprisonment of individuals found guilty, a law firm has claimed.

Greggs has revealed plans to cut more than 90 jobs at its Treforest factory, a union claimed (Flickr/Paul Robertson)

Greggs cuts at least 91 jobs in Wales

By Matt Atherton

High street baker Greggs has revealed plans to cut between 91 and 120 jobs in a Welsh factory, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has said.

Ginsters wins award for its commitment to training programmes

Ginsters wins training scheme award

By Gwen Ridler

Ginsters was one of the 34 organisations – including food and drink manufacturers – commended for their commitment to training in The Princess Royal Training Award.

LGC Group has acquired the majority share of BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards acquired by LGC

By Gwen Ridler

Scientific testing specialist LGC Group has acquired a majority share in food safety and quality standards programme provider BRC Global Standards, for an undisclosed sum.

FDF chief scientific officer Helen Munday said being sustainable makes really good business sense

Big cost savings from small supply chain changes

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturer’s costs could be reduced by making small changes to be more sustainable throughout the supply chain, said the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) chief scientific officer Helen Munday.

Food manufacturers should review supply chain traceability for the Modern Slavery Act

Supply chain the key to Modern Slavery Act

By Matt Atherton

Food manufacturers were advised to review their supply chain traceability before the first report deadline under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force last week (September 30).

Juliet Smith (2nd left), md of Indelease, hands over the keys to Faccenda’s head of transport Ian Ashley

Faccenda enters £3M truck leasing and maintenance deal

By Rick Pendrous

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods has renewed a fleet of delivery trucks at one of its main distribution centres to meet growing demand for UK produced white meat, with a £3M leasing and maintenance contract.

Risk management firm Arthur J. Gallagher shared top five tips for avoiding recalls

Top five ways to prevent food recalls

By Gwen Ridler

As food recalls become an ever-growing concern for food and drink manufacturers, we asked risk management firm Arthur J Gallagher for five tips to avoid recalls than could cost millions of pounds and untold reputational damage.

RSPO: launched an improved traceability system at last month’s EU roundtable event

Figures show sustainable palm oil boost

By Noli Dinkovski

There has been an increase in commitments made from RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) members towards certified sustainable palm oil, new figures reveal.


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