Responding to the government's latest border announcement, Ian Wright CBE, FDF chief Eexecutive, said: “The FDF welcomes this sensible and pragmatic step to ensure that food and drink continues to flow, and allows manufacturers access to the inputs and ingredients
Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget announcement, the FDF's chief executive, Ian Wright CBE, said: “Food and drink manufacturers will welcome today’s Budget. The Chancellor’s announcement struck the right balance between supporting recovery and acknowledging the difficult choices that have to
Ahead of the Chancellor’s budget announcement next week, the FDF’s Chief Executive, Ian Wright, has urged the government to conduct an urgent review of the regulatory burdens the food and drink industry currently faces: “The food and drink industry has
Food and drink companies beat CO2 reduction targets five years early, leading to new sustainability commitments in far reaching report
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today released its sustainability-focused Ambition 2025 Progress Report, seeing impressive progress with targets initially set in 2016, from its members.
FDF: return to ‘business as usual’ seems an awful long way off for food and drink manufacturers supplying hospitality and foodservice
Responding to the Prime Minister’s latest announcement on lockdown restrictions, Ian Wright, FDF chief executive, said: “It is disappointing but wholly expected that the Prime Minister’s roadmap shows no signs of taking account of any input from business.
Representatives from across the supply chain came together virtually this week to celebrate the efforts of the food and drink industry over the last year at the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2020. The event toasted the achievements of the
A survey by BritainThinks, commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has found that 73% of in-store shoppers say they usually or always purchase products that are on promotion when shopping, with a quarter (25%) of respondents suggesting that
Food and Drink Manufacturers across England, Scotland and Wales have been successful in their bid to offer hundreds of job placements to young people as part of the government’s Kickstart scheme.
Commenting on the publication of the Skills for Jobs White Paper Mark Corbett, education and skills policy manager, the FDF, said: “We welcome the publication of the Skills for Jobs White Paper today, and the focus on employers taking a
Commenting on today's news that promotions on food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) in retailers will be restricted from April 2022, Tim Rycroft, chief operating officer, Food and Drink Federation, said: “It is breath-taking and insulting
Commenting on last night’s news of an agreement to allow hauliers to continue to travel between the UK and France, the FDF’s chief executive Ian Wright said: “Last night’s news of an agreement to allow hauliers with a negative Covid
Responding to the continued suspension of accompanied freight traffic from the UK to France, FDF CEO Ian Wright, said: “36 hours after the French border was closed to accompanied freight, and with 1500 lorries stranded in Kent, it is imperative
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published a report which shows that exports of food and drink in the first half of the year fell for the first time since 2015. The data shows that when compared to
Santander UK and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have today launched a new report showing that despite business confidence falling to record lows across the food and drink industry in the second quarter of 2020, untapped overseas export markets
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced the shortlist for the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2020, which takes place on Thursday 4 February 2021 at The Royal Lancaster, London. The annual awards honour the dedication and commitment of
Food and Drink Federation: Pandemic hits food and drink exports but non-EU sales of branded goods grow
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published analysis showing that in the first quarter of 2020, food and drink exports fell by over £700m (-12.7%) compared to the same period in 2019. Sales to the EU were hit
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF), Unite, Usdaw, BFAWU and GMB, have joined together for the first time to commend the efforts of all those working in food and drink manufacturing who are doing so much to keep the nation
Trade associations from across the UK food and drink supply chain have come together to publish a letter, calling on all Governments to ensure the continuation of critical imports and exports of food and drink at this critical time:
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is pleased to announce a new 16-week partnership with job recruitment app, Syft.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published its 2019 Business Confidence report, which reveals that while official data signalled weak investment and growth for food and drink manufacturing in the first three quarters of the year, the sector
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a report today showing that Q3 food and drink exports have increased by 8.3% (y-o-y) to £6.2bn, largely driven by export value growth to non-EU countries (+13.1%), which was over twice that
The Food and Drink Federation and Santander have launched a new report highlighting the growth opportunities and challenges for the food and drink sector for 2020.
Food and Drink Federation: continued access to EU preferential trade agreements vital to avoid significant drop in export
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a report today showing that food and drink exports have increased by 5.1% to £11.3bn in H1 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. Yet the rate of growth is lower
Responding to the announcement of Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP as the new UK Prime Minister, Ian Wright CBE, FDF chief executive said: "The UK's largest manufacturing sector, food and drink, is central to our critical national infrastructure. The industry
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published analysis showing that in the first quarter of 2019 food and drink exports increased by 10.7% (y-o-y) to £5.8bn, almost twice the growth rate of Q1 2018 (+6.3%) and the biggest