The Welsh Government revealed plans to pump an additional £22m into the food and drink industry last week at Taste Wales, an event promoting Welsh food to more than 200 domestic and international buyers.
The fresh food sector may well be the hardest hit when the UK withdraws from the EU, with a no-deal Brexit potentially costing the UK food industry €1.3bn, according to market research provider, Euromonitor International.
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Industry organisations representing the UK food chain have called on the government to halt “non-Brexit related policy consultations or initiatives”, insisting that they are overwhelmed with the need to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal withdrawal.
Representatives of the European food industry met with the European Union’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, this week to press for “special consideration” for the industry in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The food industry must deliver healthier food in a more sustainable way and utilise new technologies that meet changing consumer expectations. Nestlé plans to be at the forefront of this shift, EVP and CEO of zone EMEA Marco Settembri said.
‘Shrinkflation’ – cutting the size of a product without changing its price – was again in the news this week, following a report from the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) highlighting the phenomenon.