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The world is facing simultaneous maritime disruptions, with crucial trade waterways impacted. Credit: Getty/PeterHermesFurian

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F&B industry outlook: from war to inflation

By Bethan Grylls

We are in a period of considerable instability fuelled by political, economic and environmental challenges – Food Manufacture’s latest webinar gathered four experts to take stock on what’s been happening. Here’s the highlights…

Shipping costs have seen drastic price increases amid Red Sea attacks. Credit: Getty/djtrener


How to ride the wave in a permacrisis

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture’s upcoming webinar brings together expert panel to provide overview of UK economy and geopolitical climate, as they strive to help food producers minimise disruption in volatile times.

The Government's new immigration rules risk throwing the meat industry into disarray, warned the BMPA. Image: Getty


Meat industry hits out at new immigration rules

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ £38,700 immigration rule will stoke food price inflation and spark a raft of equal pay claims that risk tearing the food industry apart, according to the head of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

The Shropshire Review called for the Government to develop a more considered and coherent immigration policy

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Migrant labour within food and drink manufacturing

By Rod Addy

Food processors have struggled for decades to fill vital positions and Provision Trade Federation director general Rod Addy argues that the Government’s current approach to immigration will not help.

Looking after the power behind the supply chain. Credit: Getty/timsa


Taking care of the people behind the supply chain

By Chris Gamm

Chris Gamm, chief executive of hospitality charity, Springboard, discusses the importance of protecting your staff when it comes to fostering reliability through the supply chain.

Cargo thieves are targeting higher value goods based on demand and shortages. Credit: Getty/shironosov


Food most targeted in supply chain thefts

By Bethan Grylls

A BSI report surveying global supply chain risks between 2021 and 2022 has identified food and fuel as top commodities involved in supply chain thefts, alongside an influx of sophisticated cyberattacks.

The UK has been over reliant on EU-trained vets historically, but regulation post-Brexit has added a spanner in the works. Credit:Getty/andresr

Long read

Solving the UK vet shortage

By Bethan Grylls

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK’s veterinary sector was hit hard. Now, shortages threaten food safety risks and delays at borders – so what can we do to change this bleak narrative?

Jemma Wills, customer service assistant at Dawn Foods with her children Phoebe and Owen


Dawn opens doors to inspire young bakers

By Bethan Grylls

Dawn Foods has expanded its support of future bakers, opening its Evesham factory doors last month to several team members’ children for a fun-filled and educational day.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.


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