The Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

The voice of the UK food and drink industry

The FDF is the membership body for the food and drink manufacturing sector. We represent and support food and drink companies, from ambitious sole traders and SMEs to the largest global brands. We respond to the issues and challenges shaping the world in which you operate, equipping our members with the opportunities and expertise to develop, grow and sustain their businesses.

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The Food and Drink Federation responds to ONS inflation figures for December 2021

“Today’s inflation shows food prices up by 4.5%, the highest rise in nearly ten years. Food producers have been hit hard by significant inflationary pressures, from rising ingredient and logistics costs to an increase in energy prices and labour issues, as firms compete for workers in a tight labour market.

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UK food and drink sees a significant and persistent drop in exports

UK exports of food and drink are down £2.7bn (-15.9%) in the first three quarters of 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels. This is largely due to a drop in sales to the EU of £2.4bn (-23.7%) resulting from new barriers to trade with the EU and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What we do

The FDF's activities on behalf of its members and the industry change over time to reflect the changing policy landscape. Nevertheless, food safety and science, environmental sustainability and the challenges around diet and health are long-standing themes.

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Business confidence

Business confidence significantly declined in Q3 2021, dropping 55 percentage points to its lowest level since Q2 2020

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Exports

The FDF works with government and other stakeholders to promote the sector’s success in exporting and encourage more food and drink manufacturers to export.

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COVID-19

We are working hard to support our members during the Coronavirus - Covid-19 crisis.

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News Article: Entries to the FDF Awards 2022 are now open!

28 February 2022

The FDF Awards recognise and reward excellence for innovation, competitiveness and talent in the food and drink industry. Take a look at our award categories and enter for free before 28 February 2022, for your chance to win - you can enter as many categories as you like and nominate multiple projects/colleagues.

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Report: Exports H1 2021

02 September 2021

FDF’s newly-released H1 2021 Trade Snapshot looks at UK food and drink trade trends during the first half of 2021.

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Report: Eating into household budgets: the Government’s recipe for food price inflation

20 July 2021

The report looks at the impact on industry and consumer food prices of seven different policies coming from either the sustainability or public health policy arenas.

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Podcasts

We produce weekly podcasts on developments within UK Food industry featuring Ian Wright, CEO and key policy staff as well ad hoc episodes on topical issues. The FDF Podcast is sponsored by Clarke Energy: Sustainably powering food and drink sectors

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