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UK food industry faces labour shortfall as Brexit fallout gathers pace

Food manufacturing faces being squeezed by the twin challenges of a potential labour shortage as the supply of EU migrants is reduced or even dries up after Brexit. ©iStock/Bank215

UK food manufacturers faces a shortage in labour skills and manpower fuelled by Brexit and low numbers of young people choosing the sector as a career, say food policy experts.

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Firmenich weathers the vanilla supply storm with diversified sourcing

Dairy Crest revenue dropped in 2016, but adjusted profit before tax rose by 5%.

Dairy Crest looks to innovation as adjusted profit grows

The European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier recently reassured Ireland that the EU will fight to ensure there is no return to the a hard border with Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the EU. ©iStock/FotoKOT

Food & Drink Ireland: ‘Brexit border will add ‘huge costs’ to food’

Hungary topped this year’s index on food with a score of 28 out of 100, largely thanks to “the most extensive system of food and soft drink taxes in Europe." ©iStock

Very little nanny-state regulation in EU, research suggests

Poppets and certain Raisio's private label confections were delisted by some retailers. Source: Raisio

Raisio confectionery sales hit by Poppets delistings

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Wine and pig meat the highest EU exports for February 2017

Not all shoppers shop alike. Health food enthusiasts shop differently than mothers shopping with kids; a “hot” fast-thinker shops differently than a “cold” slow-thinker; and variety-seekers shop differently than budget-constrained shoppers, the study said. ©iStock

Healthy Profits: Boosting food sales by tailoring the store shopper experience

Nestlé's Fawdon plant in Newcastle, which makes the Blue Riband chocolate bar, is expected to shift operations to Poland in the next two years. ©Nestle

Nestlé departs UK for Poland taking 300 Blue Riband jobs

Cargill looks to significantly increase the volume of sustainably sourced cocoa beans by 2018.  Photo: Cargill

Our own cocoa buying company in Ghana cuts out middlemen to benefit farmers, says Cargill

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