Food industry responds to Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The United Kingdom and the European Union negotiating teams have reached an agreement in principle on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, and the food industry has been quick to respond. The full 585 page report on the Withdrawal Agreement can be found here and that of...

CEO to step down as Premier Foods plans for Brexit

Premier Foods, which owns Bisto, Oxo and Mr Kipling, amongst other major food brands, has announced a new strategic initiative to deal with Brexit fears. It has also confirmed the pending departure of CEO Gavin Darby. In a statement, the company has said it intends to...

Food and Drink Federation slams updated Brexit notices

The latest batch of contingency papers for a no-deal Brexit have been issued by the Government, with Food and Drink Federation (FDF) chief executive Ian Wright describing them as ‘shambolic’. The updated list of scenarios outline how the Government would deal with...

Organic sector calls for clearer Brexit

A clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in a ‘no deal’ Brexit is being called for by The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG). “There has been speculation about how the UK will...

No-deal Brexit could cost food industry £9.3 billion

Failing to reach a Brexit deal could cost food retailers and the supply chain £9.3 billion, according to a new Barclays Corporate Banking report. The new Barclays report, Scale, Disruption and Brexit – a new dawn for UK food supply chains? shows that in a no-deal...