The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards 2021, which took place on 16 September at The Royal Lancaster in London, brought together over 500 guests to celebrate the efforts of the UK food and drink industry over the last year.
As part of its new, annual, Celebrating Food and Nutrition Week, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has launched a new initiative – Action on Fibre - to help people boost their fibre intake.
Sales of UK food and drink to non-EU countries were up 13%, accounting for 46.6% (£4.3bn) of all UK food and drink exports in the first half of 2021, driven by a return to growth in China, Singapore, Australia, Japan
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today warned that consumers will inevitably face higher food and drink prices if manufacturers are forced to absorb the cost of proposed Government policies during the next few years.
Karen Betts - currently chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association - is to be the new chief executive of the Food & Drink Federation, the FDF has announced. Betts has led the SWA since 2017. A lawyer by background,
The FDF has published their Q1 2021 Business Confidence report, summarising member sentiment, the latest official industry figures, and key opportunities and challenges for the sector.
Santander UK and FDF report: disappointing year for food and drink exports exposes need for greater long-term support
Santander UK and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) today launch an industry report showing that despite sporadic re-openings of the hospitality and travel sectors both domestically and overseas throughout the last year, UK food and drink exports in 2020
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: