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TU/e and Marel partner up in new AI lab

TU/e and Marel partner up in new AI lab

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands has set up a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab, together with four industrial partners including Marel. The new lab aims to improve decision-making in manufacturing and maintenance using artificial...

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Pandemic increases labour costs by 15%

Pandemic increases labour costs by 15%

An increase in labour costs by up to 15% is affecting the confidence of Britain's fresh produce industry and risks leaving growers in an unsustainable position, according to a new report.  The report by Andersons and jointly funded by the National Farmers’ Union...

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Alimentaria trade show moved to May 2021

Alimentaria trade show moved to May 2021

Organisers behind the food trade show Alimentaria in Barcelona have moved the event to May 2021 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The trade show, which saw over 4,500 companies and 150,000 professional visitors attend its last event in 2018, was originally due to...

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Britain’s foodservice spend was down 80% in April 2020

Britain’s foodservice spend was down 80% in April 2020

Global information company The NPD Group says weekly spend in British foodservice in April 2020 was just over £200 million, compared to April 2019’s weekly spend level of around £1 billion pounds – a fall of 80%. In addition, the decline in British out-of-home (OOH)...

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Brexit insight

Truss announces new trade and agriculture commission

A Trade and Agriculture Commission to help inform a post-Brexit trade policy has been announced by international secretary, Liz Truss and broadly welcomed by the industry. Truss said the new Commission would not be another quango or regulator and would be strictly...

UK and EU farmers united in call for free trade agreement

Farming organisations from across the EU have joined the National Farmers Union (NFU) in its call for an urgent breakthrough in trade talks in order to establish a UK/EU free trade agreement. The call came at a webinar which highlighted the importance of agri-food...

UK tariff annoucement well received

In response to the UK government’s recent Global Tariff Schedule announcement trade organisations have reacted positively to the news, saying they feel they have had their points listened to and safeguards have been put in place. Ian Wright CBE, chief executive of the...

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