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Scottish food and drink industry aims to double turnover by 2030

An ambitious new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by Scotland Food & Drink.

New event for food and drink entrepreneurs

A new conference for emerging food and drink companies is taking place this weekend.

Subway launches Gloves for Subs campaign

High street sandwich firm Subway has launched a campaign to provide gloves to keep the elderly and the homeless warm in the winter.

Macphie introduces 30% reduced sugar range

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled that it will cut out 30% of sugar in its latest range of cakes and frostings.

Roberts Bakery bags FDF award

Northwich-based Roberts Bakery was awarded the Good Employer accolade at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards last week.

Bread Factory scoops second FDF award

London-based bakery The Bread Factory has won the Regional Growth Business of the Year category for the second year in a row at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.

New online learning webinar launched

A new webinar, ‘How to embed online learning into your organisation’, aims to explore how the food and drink sector is changing in regards to technology, especially when it comes to staff training and compliance.

Linda Hill outside her bakery in Perth

Baker to promote local fare through Scottish Food and Drink fortnight

Linda Hill, owner of Murrays Bakers of Perth and World Scotch Pie Champion 2015, is to take a high-profile role in Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (SFDF), which runs from 3-18 September.

FDF reveals rise in UK exports to non-EU countries

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced British food and drink exports are up by 6.2% in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, following the fall of the pound since Brexit.

Food and drink manufacturers to benefit from £3.5m programme

Food and drink manufacturers looking to expand, take on extra staff, develop new products or access financing will be aided by a £3.5million programme, part-funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

Bakeries among FDF awards shortlist

The Food and Drink Federation has announced its shortlist for its awards evening on the 22 September at The Brewery in London.

Aspiring bakers to attend Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink festival

Aspiring bakers will flock to the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink festival this weekend, which will include celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers (Si King and Dave Myers) and James Martin.

Bakery signs up for food and drink apprenticeship scheme

Nottingham-based bakery Butt Foods has joined a food and drink apprenticeship scheme that aims to regenerate the skills in the food and drink sector.

New PM urged to not let industry set agenda on child obesity

New Prime Minister Theresa May has received a message from health campaigners, urging her to make sure the food and drink industry learns from its mistakes, when the government publishes the childhood obesity strategy.

Local bakeries to feature at Leicester’s Business Festival

A variety of Leicestershire-based baking companies are set to feature at Leicester’s Business Festival, taking place from 24 October – 4 November.

New export guidance from FDF and FDEA

The new guidance for food and drink manufacturers from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) is designed to help exporters compete in the global marketplace. 

MPs underline commitment to apprenticeships

MPs George Eustice and Nadhim Zahawi spoke at the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) stand at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair in Birmingham last week.

New national commitment to sustainable food and drink

Resource efficiency charity WRAP has pledged to reduce the resource intensity of the UK’s food and drink by one-fifth, saving £20bn.

Miss it, miss out!

If you haven’t registered for the Insights from the Bakery Market Report webinar, you now have only just over a week to do so.

Welcome to Cornucopia: investors sought for Britain’s first Cornish pasty museum

WMC Retail Partners, the company that plans to open the UK's first ever pasty museum, is looking for investors.

Food Standards Scotland proposes sugar tax

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has proposed a sugar tax as part of a plan to defuse a “health time bomb”.

Fiona Kendrick, president of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and chief executive and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland
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FDF president pledges to treble apprenticeships

Fiona Kendrick has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added exports a third by 2020.

FDF boss adds voice to argument against sugar tax

A tax on sugar is not the answer to tackling the obesity crisis, the director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reiterated. 

Premier Foods was named as best bakery at the FMEAs
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Premier Foods scoops food manufacturing award

Premier Foods, which owns Mr Kipling, has scooped the Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year Award at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) 2015.

Food and drink industry to create thousands of jobs

Firms in England and Wales’ food and drink sector will create 73,000 jobs in the next five years, according to a new study by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Food and drink firms unite behind diet and health research

Food and drink manufacturers and retailers are helping to fund a £3.7m research project investigating the link between diet and health, which will ultimately inform new product development.

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Action on Sugar says lower intake recommendations are not going low enough
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Action on Sugar: government has not gone far enough

Campaigners have called on the government to go further than its own recommendations – and have demanded a 40% reduction of sugar in food and drink by 2020. 

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Premier Foods plans to double its apprentice intake
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Blog: apprenticeships are on the up in bakery

At British Baker, we have been inundated with news of apprenticeship uptake in the food and drink industry of late. 

The new Ziferblat coffee shop, Manchester
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Second social project café opens doors

The UK’s second café that charges customers by time and not purchases has opened in Manchester.

Festive food and drink spending to reach £20bn

Spending on Christmas food and drink will increase by 1.2% this year to £20bn, it has been revealed.

Scottish Bakers launches new export help group

Scottish Bakers has launched an industry Bakers Export Group aimed at bakers in Scotland who are exporting or considering starting.

Premier Foods Halloween range from Mr Kipling
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Consumers to spend £240m on Halloween

Consumers will spend up to £240m on Halloween in 2014, according to the latest research.

Low food inflation hits sales

Food and drink sales have reached a new low in August.

The sugar row intensifies
Sugar is squarely in the hot seat in 2014
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WHO: we should halve sugar intake

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a public consultation on guidelines for sugar intake – and says our daily limit should be halved.

Companies line up to support new food engineering degree

Dozens of food and drink businesses have pledged practical support for students studying for the UK’s first food engineering degree.

Food and drink apprenticeships reach record levels

Statistics released today show that the number of completed apprenticeships at food and drink businesses in England is at a record high.

Global summit to promote UK food exports

A global summit and a showcase of food and drink was held yesterday in a bid to highlight the UK success story in exports.

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