The FDF’s members have access to unrivalled policy insight and expertise affecting food and drink manufacturing across the UK. Our core strength is our deep understanding of industry issues, which ensures we are well placed to deliver results for our members.

We are organised into seven expert teams of over 70 people across England, Scotland and Wales to help members navigate the complex and fast evolving policy landscape and keep you abreast of the latest developments wherever you are.

Our focus


People and employment

In Wales there are two areas where the agenda has a specific dynamic as they are defined by Welsh government – apprenticeships and fair/social work agenda.

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Environmental sustainability

Recycling, deposit return schemes, extended producer responsibility and the drive to the circular economy are pivotal issues that are decided by Welsh government.

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Diet and health

FDF Cymru works with member companies to support educational programs in Wales to advocate the benefits of breakfast clubs, promote the benefits of a healthy balanced diet, and to showcase our member's reformulation successes.

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FDF Cymru is a The University of Sheffield AMRC Cymru, and acts as the food and industry liaison officer for food and drink packaging in Wales.

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We organise seminars, briefings and workshops throughout the year. These are a great way to network with peers across the industry and share ideas and best practices.

We also facilitate events that allow our members to have a close dialogue with senior retailers and other important stakeholders.

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One year of easing food inflation

Annual food and non-alcoholic drink inflation had continued to ease in March to 4.0%, down from 5.0% in February. This is the lowest rate since November 2021, and this month marks one year of slowing inflation. On the month, prices rose again by 0.2%.

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Prices Dashboard - March 2024

The prices dashboard tracks prices of UK food and non-alcoholic drink, as well as prices of agricultural commodities, energy, transportation and packaging.

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Events you may be interested in

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Environmental law training

Delivered remotely via SLR’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the environmental law and compliance management modules provide delegates with the key practical skills and competency to manage environmental law compliance for their organisation.


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What are land-related (FLAG/AFLOU) greenhouse gas emissions?

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A new sheriff in town – Getting ready for a shake-up in consumer protection law

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