Manufacturing

Clive Black: Shrinkflation shows a complete misunderstanding of how consumers connect with brands

‘Shrinkflation’ damages food brand reputations

By Noli Dinkovski

Shrinkflation is a “dangerous strategy” for manufacturers of branded products to embark upon, as it shows a complete misunderstanding of how consumers connect with brands, a leading food and drink analyst has argued.

FDF director general Ian Wright spoke of the uncertainties still surrounding Brexit

Business Leaders’ Forum

Brexit uncertainty ‘great concern’ for industry

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers are greatly concerned by the lack of progress made by government over Brexit negotiations, according to Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright.

Ross McMahon (centre) talks about Kendal Nutricare’s double award win at the FMEAs

FMEAs

Double award win to boost business for manufacturer

By James Ridler

Kendal Nutricare’s double award win at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) will raise the manufacturer’s profile with customers and suppliers, says the firm’s ceo Ross McMahon in this exclusive video interview filmed on Oscar night.

New single-arm 'cobot' for food factories

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New single-arm 'cobot' for food factories

By Rick Pendrous

Building on the success of YuMi, its collaborative, dual-arm industrial robot (cobot), ABB has unveiled a new single-arm collaborative robot, which combines advanced capabilities with a small footprint.

Food safety problems could arise from relying on old, paper-based data capture systems

Food safety needs a boost from more robust data capture

By Rick Pendrous

Many UK food and drink manufacturers are putting themselves and their customers at risk by relying on outdated paper-based systems to capture data and monitor their operational performance and product quality, warn several suppliers of software to the...

The food manufacturing year in news stories: click through the timeline to revisit some of the most memorable moments of 2017

Food manufacturing milestones: key events that shaped 2017

By Amy Langley

As another busy food and drink manufacturing year draws to a close, we look back at some of the key events that have shaped the fortunes of Britain’s biggest businesses, as reported over the past 12 months on this website.

2 Sisters is to create 100 new jobs at its Flixton factory

2 Sisters to create 100 new jobs

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group is to create 100 new jobs at its East Anglian chicken processing facility, following an upgrade of the factory ahead of the busy Christmas period.

The bakery manufacturing Oscar was presented by Debbie Day (right), partner with category sponsor Lockton, and collected by Sonia Young on behalf of The Bread Factory

FMEAs 2017

Artisan bakery wins food manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Craft baker The Bread Factory has won the coveted Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London, earlier this month.

First of two Oscars: Jeremy Faulkner, md SK Chilled Foods (centre right) and NPD manager Emma Bell, receive the first trophies from category sponsor Kevin Haynes (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

SK Chilled Foods team will be ‘thrilled to bits’ at Oscar win

By Mike Stones

Ethnic snacks manufacturer SK Chilled Foods md Jeremy Faulkner said his workforce would be “thrilled to bits” to win the Food Manufacture Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

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