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AAK appoints new CEO

By Niamh Michail

Vegetable oil and fat supplier AAK has appointed Johan Westman as CEO and president.

 'The [food] industry’s image is outdated and in some aspects, draconian. It offers little or no progression for young people,' says Lukas Vanterpool from The Sterling Choice. © iStock/BartekSzewczyk

'Media is glamorous, pharma is sexy - but food means farms and hairnets'

What is Europe's food industry doing to attract fresh, young talent?

By Tracy West

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) wants industry step up efforts to hire new talent and match skill needs - but that’s no easy task when many young people don’t even consider the food industry as a place to work, according to several European recruitment agencies.

The food and drink sector will need to recruit 130,000 new employees by 2024

Attracting food industry talent ‘never more urgent’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers have never faced “a more urgent challenge” to attract talent, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), as it launched a new report designed to help plug the industry skills gap.

Business leaders who back EU membership should be far more outspoken, said the FDF boss

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Food leaders should ‘grow a pair’ over EU promotion

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturing leaders and other business executives who support EU membership have been urged to promote the benefits of membership far more actively, in hard-hitting comments from Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss Ian Wright, delivered...

Dairies and cheese making was ranked as the fifth largest manufacturing sector

UK food and drink manufacturing ‘continues its rise’

By Michael Stones

UK food and drink manufacturing is continuing its rise – spearheaded by dairy, meat and pastry sectors – according to new figures from the Office of National Statics (ONS), interpreted by Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Paul Wilkinson unwrapped four surprises of the food manufacturing year

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Four food and drink industry surprises of 2015

By Michael Stones

A shift in power from retailers to their suppliers, leading to a better year than expected, was one of four key surprises that shaped the UK food and drink industry last year, Paul Wilkson, chair of the Food Manufacture Group Business Leaders’ Forum told...

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