17 December 2019, 14:53 PM
  • The organisation's findings highlight the growth opportunities and challenges for food and drink next year
FDF launches report for 2020

The Food and Drink Federation has released its Food and Drink Industry Report 2020. The report, in partnership with Santander, looks at exports and the year-on-year growth in markets including India, China and the US. Automation, sustainable packaging and diet and health are highlighted as areas where the industry is driving change.

FDF Chief Executive Ian Wright, says, “UK food and drink exports have been a singular success in recent years, achieving strong year-on-year growth. But we start from a relatively low base, in that only around one-in-five of our food and drink businesses are exporters.

“In some competitor markets, that proportion is much higher. Encouraging more businesses to overcome their concerns about exporting is a high priority for FDF and for our affiliate members Santander. We are seeking to persuade the Government to invest alongside us in more specialist support to help companies take advantage of more export opportunities.

“This report focuses in detail on growth through export potential but also touches on the many other opportunities and barriers on key issues impacting our members.”

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