Food Exec’s To Plot Brexit Course for UK’s Largest Manufacturing Sector at Food & Drink Business UK Conference

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference, a leading gathering of food and beverage industry professionals, takes place on the 7th November in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with a focus on Manufacturing, IT, Data, Logistics and more. The annual event will welcome 2,000 food industry professionals, 200 speakers and 170+ exhibitors.

Top speakers this year include:

  • Tammy Butterworth, Global R&D Manager, PepsiCo.
  • Thomas Brewer, Engineering Innovation and Transformation, AB InBev
  • Vincent Doumeizel, Vice President, Food and Sustainability, Lloyd’s Register Group
  • Paul Isherwood -Head of Technical and Quality, SHS Group
  • Gavin Milligan, Group Sustainability Director, William Jackson Food Group
  • Andrew Beresford, Head of QESH, British Sugar
  • Verity Wilks, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Jordans & Ryvita Company
  • Paul Isherwood, Head of Technical & Quality, The SHS Group Drinks Division
  • Jon Walsh, Group Commercial Director, Meadow Foods
  • John Stapleton, Co-Founder, Covent Garden Soup and Little Dish

There will be 28 conferences taking place within the event including the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, Craft Beer and Spirits Expo, Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Summit and Quality & Safety Summit.

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference takes place as uncertainty grows within the food and drink industry as negotiations gather pace in Brussels ahead of Brexit. The food and drink industry, the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, faces a potential exodus of EU workers, a loss of £3bn in subsidies and the unwinding of over 4,500+ EU regulations and laws that govern the industry. According to the conference organiser Colin Murphy, the event presents a chance for the food and drink industry to discuss the likely challenges head on.

“This is an important event for the food industry in the UK. It’s taking place at a time when there is a significant amount of uncertainty ahead of Brexit. Every executive I speak to about the future begins with ‘What if…’, there is no indication as to what happens next. The Conference is returning for a third year to provide opportunity for companies to find new technologies, alternative ways of manufacturing and help post Brexit planning.”

“We’ll be bringing together the largest food industry and food tech companies including senior executives from the UK to outline what they think is the best case and worst case scenarios for the UK post Brexit.”

Attendees and Exhibitors

The 2,000 attendees at this years conference will include senior executives from across the UK and European food industries including Managing Directors, CTO’s, Finance Directors, Marketing Directors and Operations Directors from the largest manufacturers, retailers and distributors along with chefs, food enthusiasts, nutrition specialists and more.

Attendees will also be treated to a showcase of the latest technology driving innovation in the food sector along with new products, services and the latest treats on their way to becoming stock on supermarket shelves from over 170 exhibitors.

Brexit, craft beer, retail sector and more…

With the backdrop of Brexit this year there will be a series of talks across the stages discussing the wide ranging impact of the ongoing Brexit negotiations and what a ‘Hard Brexit’ could mean for food producers across the UK.

The challenges facing the UK craft beer and spirits sector will also feature at this years conference with the inclusion of the Craft Beer and Spirits (CBS) Summit. With over 270+ Whiskey Distillers and 1,700+ Brewers across UK, the domestic market has become highly competitive while scaling internationally remains an issue for many companies. The CBS Expo will bring together some of the leading brewers and distillers across the UK to discuss what happens next in the industry.

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference will also feature the Food Retail Show and the Foodservice and Hospitality Expo. The show and expo will attract food industry leaders from the UK’s largest supermarkets and symbol groups to major convenience stores, online retailers, leading restaurateurs and hoteliers to connect key buyers from the food retailing, foodservice and hospitality sector with key exhibitors supplying into these sectors.

Other conferences of interest include: Food and Drink Data and IT Summit, Sustainable Food and Beverage Conference, Food and Drink Supply and Logistics Conference, The Beverage Summit and the Food and Drink Skills, Training and Careers Show.

Tickets and entry

Entry to the Food and Drink Business UK Conference is free for a limited time only. You can register at http://www.fooddrinkevent.co.uk/.

For further enquires contact

James McCann

ClearStory

Email: james@clearstory.ie

Food Exec’s To Plot Brexit Course for UK’s Largest Manufacturing Sector at Food & Drink Business UK Conference

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference, a leading gathering of food and beverage industry professionals, takes place on the 7th November in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with a focus on Manufacturing, IT, Data, Logistics and more. The annual event will welcome 2,000 food industry professionals, 200 speakers and 150+ exhibitors.

There will be 27 conferences taking place within the event including the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, Craft Beer and Spirits Expo, Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Summit and Quality & Safety Summit.

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference takes place as uncertainty grows within the food and drink industry as negotiations gather pace in Brussels ahead of Brexit. The food and drink industry, the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, faces a potential exodus of EU workers, a loss of £3bn in subsidies and the unwinding of over 4,500+ EU regulations and laws that govern the industry. According to the conference organiser Colin Murphy, the event presents a chance for the food and drink industry to discuss the likely challenges head on.

“This is an important event for the food industry in the UK. It’s taking place at a time when there is a significant amount of uncertainty ahead of Brexit. Every executive I speak to about the future begins with ‘What if…’, there is no indication as to what happens next. The Conference is returning for a third year to provide opportunity for companies to find new technologies, alternative ways of manufacturing and help post Brexit planning.”

“We’ll be bringing together the largest food industry and food tech companies including senior executives from the UK to outline what they think is the best case and worst case scenarios for the UK post Brexit.”

Other conferences of taking place at this years event include: Fresh Food Summit, Snack & Confectionary Summit, NPD and Innovation Summit, Packaging Materials, Technology and Design Summit, Food and Drink IT Summit and The Food and Drink Engineering Summit.

Tickets and entry

Entry to the Food and Drink Business UK Conference is free for a limited time only. You can register at www.itfoodsummit.com/.

For further enquires contact

James McCann

ClearStory

Email: james@clearstory.ie

 

Sponsored: From snacking and confectionery to baked goods, California Raisins has the natural answer.

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The California Raisin Administrative Committee states that the naturally occurring sugars in the raisins, mainly fructose and glucose, means that California Raisins can be used as a sugar replacement in many products and clearly with the ever-increasing march towards healthy foods, less added sugar must be good news.

Sugars naturally present in dried fruits are monosaccharides (single unit sugars) fructose and glucose and disaccharides (two-unit sugar) sucrose and maltose.

Another positive aspect of California Raisins is their vitamin and mineral content, which they contain in abundance, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc as well as vitamins B1, B6, A, C, and E.

Food Development

The California Raisin Administrative Committee has been working with many top quality bakers, chefs, confectioners, and Patisseries over the years, to demonstrate how California Raisins can be used in different products.

California Raisins the little fruit that adds big taste to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time is also a friendly food for diabetics. Recent research shows that consuming this all natural, sun-dried no-sugar-added fruit can positively affect glucose levels and systolic blood pressure among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (t2DM)1.

Two clinical trials were conducted comparing the effects of raisin intake to commonly used snacks in people, first, with pre-diabetes and second, with T2D. In both groups, the intakes in raisin snacks three times daily significantly decreased blood pressure compared to conventional snacks, and blood glucose values were favourably affected by raisins compared to other snacks’ (research – James W. Anderson, MD, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky). Diabetic patients look for foods to satisfy their cravings for sweet tastes and flavours.

The California Raisin Administrative Committee continue to work with food developers in all sectors of the food industry to help in providing a fresh take on healthy, easy to use, versatile California Raisins.

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Steenbergs announces acquisition

The spice company Steenbergs has announced the acquisition of Old Hamlet Wine & Spice.

Founders, Axel and Sophie Steenberg, have bought the mulled wine specialists, which was established in 1975 and has been owned by Tim and Rachel Bell since 1991. Under their management, Old Hamlet has become a leader in making hand-crafted mulling wine mixes in cotton bags.

The company explained that not only does Old Hamlet fit neatly with Steenbergs existing spice and mulling spices products, but Old Hamlet’s ethical principles dovetail with those of Steenbergs, with both businesses committed to fair trading. Further, both Tim and Rachel have committed to provide Steenbergs with consultancy to ensure a smooth handover for customers, suppliers and to help with production quality.

Axel commented: “We have long admired the work of Tim and Rachel at Old Hamlet and their strong ethical principles, so we were delighted when the opportunity to buy the business came along. We will look to build on their fabulous products and, perhaps, bring in a few new ones as well.”

Tim added: “We are very pleased that Axel and Sophie Steenberg will be taking over the running of Old Hamlet and are looking forward to working with them to ensure a trouble-free transition for our customers.”

Baby food brand announces new MD to grows market position

A mew Managing Director has joined Organix to help drive brand growth and strengthen market position.

Philipp von Jagow (pictured), has joined the baby and toddler snack food brand in the top job, bringing with him expertise that will enable Organix to drive its growth and strengthen its position in the market, as the brand continues to deliver record sales performance.

Philipp has more than 12 years’ experience in brand leadership; previously he was Marketing Director and Vice President of the Jams Category at Schwartau, a family run enterprise of €300m based in Germany, which, like Organix, is part of the Hero Group. Prior to that, he spent two years as Group Product and Marketing Manager at Semper, the market leading Infant nutrition business, in Sweden, and previously held a number of marketing and trade marketing roles at Schwartau.

Commenting on his new position, Philipp said: “For 25 years, Organix has been campaigning for quality food for children, and I’m proud to join a company that prides itself on providing parents with quality, organic food for their little ones and is committed to no junk. Organix is a role model for the food industry, showing how it’s possible to be both profitable and sustainable.”

Philipp takes over from Anna Rosier, who, during her 13 years at Organix, has helped champion its mission for children’s food, setting standards for a better food industry. Anna also spearheaded campaigns to make change where it’s needed, making a difference for the future health of families. For example, Action on Additives, which sought the removal of six artificial colours from food targeted at children.

Philipp will relocate to the UK with his wife and three-year-old daughter.