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            Future of Food manufacturing report

            What does the ‘Future of Food’ look like?

            The food sector has always been susceptible to unpredictability and is fiercely contested. It is a sector where a company’s performance can fluctuate wildly based on various external influences. A one-off food scare, a change in strategy by a retail client or even Brexit can all have dramatic impacts on the bottom-line.

            Overview

            We surveyed 105 C-suite executives from leading food businesses to understand what their biggest issues and opportunities are, creating a picture of what the future of food will be. This report reveals an industry where some manufacturers face challenges ensuring their short-term survival, but these are far outnumbered by brilliantly innovative businesses that are finding new ways to drive long-term, sustainable growth.

            The future of food manufacturing: Q&A

            Ever wanted to know the answer to any of these questions?

            • What are the areas currently covered by EU Regulation that will require action post-Brexit?
            • What are the top factors driving/threatening growth in food manufacturing?
            • How will the composition of different foods change in the next two years?
            • What are food manufacturers looking for from their suppliers?
            • What impact will technologies have by 2020?
            • How are manufacturers embracing online technologies?
            • How will the origin of workforces change by 2020?
            • What are the top HR priorities for food manufacturers?
            • What will the effect of the national living wage be?

            The DWF & Raconteur ‘Future of Food’ report combines DWF's legal expertise with insights from some of the UK's top retailers. Essential reading for everyone involved in delivering growth in food manufacturing

            Reducing sugar consumption

            95 per cent of suppliers surveyed said they envisage reducing the sugar composition of their food over the next two years

            In a recent report, Public Health England (PHE) made a number of recommendations for actions that could reduce sugar consumption. These included:

            1. Reducing and rebalancing the number and type of price promotions in grocery stores.
            2. Reducing opportunities to market and advertise high-sugar foods and drinks to children.
            3. Introducing a programme of sugar reduction in everyday foods.
            4. Introducing a programme of gradual sugar reduction in everyday products through the use of a tax or levy, which was subsequently announced in the 2016 Budget.

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