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Here are the latest news stories from FDF Scotland. If you are a journalist and would like to be notified when FDF Scotland issues a press release, please send an email to: kirsty.ritchie@fdfscotland.org.uk.


27 January 2020

Press Release: Food and drink supply chain outlines recommendations for Government's future UK trade policy

Organisations from across the UK food and drink supply chain have today launched a new policy paper outlining common themes the Government should use to develop future trade policy, as negotiations between the UK and other nations begin. More about Food and drink supply chain outlines recommendations for Government's future UK trade policy


16 January 2020

Press Release: Scottish secondary schools - Create a new street food dish

Tilda and Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland are challenging Scottish secondary schools to create a new street food dish - using any one of Tilda's Wholegrain rice range - that appeals to their chosen target market. More about Scottish secondary schools - Create a new street food dish


16 January 2020

Press Release: FDF response to the introduction of the Agriculture Bill

FDF response to the introduction of the Agriculture Bill. More about FDF response to the introduction of the Agriculture Bill


15 January 2020

Press Release: Commerce unites to save the uniform business rate

Twenty-seven of the country's leading business representative groups and sectoral trade associations have written a joint letter to MSPs, urging them to vote to retain the Uniform Business Rate.  More about Commerce unites to save the uniform business rate


13 December 2019

Press Release: FDF statement on General Election

FDF statement on General Election. More about FDF statement on General Election


10 December 2019

Press Release: UK Exports to China see largest value increase this quarter

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) latest analysis of HMRC trade statistics shows UK food and drink exports have increased by 8.3% to £6.2bn in the third quarter of 2019. This has been driven by growth in sales to non-EU countries (+13.1%).  More about UK Exports to China see largest value increase this quarter


9 December 2019

Press Release: The FDF and Santander launches Food and Drink Industry Report 2020

The Food and Drink Federation and Santander have launched a new report highlighting the growth opportunities and challenges for the food and drink sector for 2020.  More about The FDF and Santander launches Food and Drink Industry Report 2020


20 November 2019

Press Release: Next UK Government must build on existing links to champion great national success story

The FDF has today launched its manifesto. It calls on the next UK Government to champion the nation's food and drink sector, and support long-standing industry proposals to boost the thriving sector's productivity.  More about Next UK Government must build on existing links to champion great national success story


29 October 2019

Press Release: The Food and Drink Sector Council calls on industry leaders to join a business-led movement to address productivity and workforce challenges

The Food and Drink Sector Council (FDSC) has today published a report outlining industry's ambition to address food chain productivity issues and the challenges it faces due to a shrinking labour supply. More about The Food and Drink Sector Council calls on industry leaders to join a business-led movement to address productivity and workforce challenges