The UK government and food sector representatives are focusing on increasing collaborative R&D and the adoption of “state-of-the-art” technologies to deliver on goals to “decarbonise” the sector and improve energy efficiency.
Start-ups have disrupted the food sector, challenging legacy brands and exciting consumers with products that tap into emerging trends. But developing your idea into a winning business is no easy task and for every successful entrepreneur there are many...
Mafia involvement in the Italian food industry is rife, with revenue from the agriculture and food sector generating 5.6% of the entire organised crime business in the country, finds a new parliamentary report.
“More snow on the way.” So say the weathermen, and Europe is stocking up and hunkering down for a long, cold winter. But while the fluffy flakes will halt, at least come Spring, for the food sector the chill could be felt throughout 2010.
The next UK government must recognize that the food sector is “a strategic priority” by delivering greater “cohesion, clarity and consistency,” in policy-making, said the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
The UK food job market has seen an upturn in recent months, according to a recruitment expert, and it’s no longer a buyers market for those in the hiring seat. But for mainland Europe, recovery is still to come.
Mergers and acquisitions in the UK food sector almost tripled in
value in the first half of 2007, says a report, but the credit
squeeze could put off private equity, meaning more opportunities
for trade buyers.
Mergers and acquisitions in Europe's food sector bounced back last
year, boosted by increased activity at the top end of the market
and the growing influence of ethical sourcing, according to