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Rising energy costs could leave some firms facing insolvency

Food manufacturers hit by government energy plan

By Freddie Dawson

The financial health of the food manufacturing sector is being hit by the government’s commitment to renewable energy, leaving some firms facing the threat of insolvency, according to industry experts.

Food firms can save

Energy review could save thousands of pounds

By Mike Stones

Reviewing energy policies could save food and drink manufacturers thousands of pounds, according to experiences shared at a recent Business Leaders’ Roundtable organised by Food Manufacture.

Middle East unrest: could prices for staples soar as a result?

Middle Eastern unrest will hit whole supply chain

By Freddie Dawson

Popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East have led to further uncertainty about oil supplies that risk putting more pressure on food manufacturers, industry players have warned.

China threatens UK food supply and prices

China threatens UK food supply and prices

By Rick Pendrous

China’s increasing economic strength could drive up the price of key food ingredients as it attempts to secure supplies at the expense of other...

Energy reduction becomes a priority

Energy reduction becomes a priority

With growing concerns about climate change and electricity costs soaring, the cold storage and distribution sector faces a challenging future. Francesca Twinn reports on how new research could help to provide the answers


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