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Food manufacturers could help fix a 'dysfunctional supply chain', said the farming boss

Food firms should ‘help to fix supply chain’

By John Wood

A dysfunctional supply chain is threatening the future of many farms in Scotland, and food manufacturers can help fix it, according to Allan Bowie, president of National Farmers Union Scotland.

Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from telling a story about their products

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Why manufacturers should tell ‘a story about food’

By Michael Stones

Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.

Euromonitor downgrades global growth rates 2 points to 2.3%. © iStock

Global packaged food market set for downturn

By Niamh Michail

Emerging market slowdowns are having a knock-on effect on the global packaged food market, according to market analyst Euromonitor, which has downgraded its growth forecast for the next five years. “It’s understandably of a concern to many in the industry."

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Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

By Shane STARLING

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category.

Over 90% of Europeans surveyed said country of origin labelling is important for processed foods, according to Eurobarometer. © iStock

MEPs intensify pressure for origin labelling

By Niamh Michail

Another vote from Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) has put further pressure on the European Commission to act on mandatory origin labelling for meat, dairy and processed products.

The Greek yogurt market is still thriving according to a new FMI report on the yogurt market. Photo: iStock - MSPhotographic

FMI report says Greek yogurt still growing

By Jim Cornall

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI), Yoghurt Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025 is being published in May 2016.

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