Food and beverage

Food and beverage insights - Autumn 2017

Trefor Griffith Trefor Griffith

The nights have drawn in and Christmas decorations are already on store shelves. Which can only mean it’s time to welcome you to the Autumn edition of ‘Food and beverage insights’, our quarterly overview of activity in the food and beverage sector.

In this edition we take a look at some of the major challenges currently facing the industry.

Recent deals in the food and beverage sector

The latest analysis on M&A activity in the third quarter of 2017 shows that there was a continued interest from international acquirers and three mega-deals, which resulted in a busy summer for the industry. The article looks ahead to some of the big trends likely to take us into the new year and beyond.

Calculating the indirect impact of Brexit

The UK imports £35 billion of food and non-alcoholic drinks, of which approximately 70% originates from the EU. With Brexit looming, what are the impacts on import duties and indirect tax?

Minimum wage reviews: are you HMRC ready?

This article points to areas of National Minimum Wage compliance which businesses in the sector are falling foul to. Being found to have underpaid staff can come at significant financial cost, starting with having to make up the difference through back-pay.

Maximising opportunity in a time of uncertainty

Our upcoming ‘Boosting the balance sheet in your food and beverage business’ report looks at the untapped opportunities in unlocking cash within your business’ working capital and claiming research and development (R&D) tax incentives.

A niche opportunity

This article looks at consumer trends focused on wellbeing and the increasing importance of a brand’s ethics. These areas continue to fuel investor interest in niche brands and sectors. 

We hope you find this edition useful. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about any of these issues or how Grant Thornton can help you and your business.

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