FDF is celebrating its centenary in 2013
In 2013, FDF will be celebrating its 100th birthday and we would like our member
companies to join us in a year-long celebration of food and drink. We have a
number of exciting activities planned for the year and aim to involve as many
sectors of our industry as possible.
About the FDF Centenary
The Food Manufacturers' Federation (FMF), formed as an unincorporated
association in 1913, later joined with the Food and Drink Industry Council to
Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Run by our members for our members, since its
formation the Food and Drink Federation has represented the views of the
government and helped companies to understand the legislative landscape.
Throughout the last 100 years manufacturers have built well-known brands and
developed new techniques, processes and products to respond to consumer demands
greater convenience, longer shelf-life and increasingly healthy products.
Today, as the UK's largest manufacturing sector, the industry continues to
produce some of the world's best-loved brands and plays a vital role in
the economy through its on-going efforts to promote growth, create jobs and
boost exports. To deliver that growth sustainably, FDF members are leading the
in reducing the impact of their production on the environment while playing a
full part in improving the nation's health.
FDF's Centenary was launched by FDF President Jim Moseley at the FDF's annual
President's Reception in December 2012.
Through 2013 we will celebrate everything the industry and the Federation has
achieved in the last century. Taking our inspiration from the past we'll also
looking to the future with a continued focus on how we can create the right
environment for our members' businesses to thrive, working together with
to overcome the challenges to growth and keeping the UK at the forefront of
product and process innovation.
The food and drink manufacturing industry has an interesting and rich history
which we aim to
capture in part on our centenary timeline.
The timeline (from 1800 to present day) is now on display in the FDF basement
meeting rooms to which you can add your fascinating facts when you visit our
offices. These could be an invention, a product launch, or a key moment in your
company's history. When you come into the FDF offices please take a moment to
the timeline and add your contribution or email it to us.
The physical timeline will be used to create a digital timeline that will be
launched at the President's Dinner in May, creating a lasting record of food
drink industry history.
You can also email us your ideas at Geraldine.O'Loughlin@fdf.org.uk or tweet them to us using the hashtag #fdf100
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For more details of how you can get involved please contact FDF at Geraldine.O'Loughlin@fdf.org.uk
Last reviewed: 04 Jan 2013