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Getting to know the food and drink industry

Understanding the food and drink sector

The resources below are designed to help you get familiar with the food and drink industry.

Catering guide

  • Industry guide to catering produced by the British Hospitality Association

A guide to starting a food business

  • Prepared by the Food Standards Agency, a useful guide to starting a food business including legislative requirements

The Grocer – Whitepapers

  • White paper produced by The Grocer

SALSA Directory

  • A resource for buyers looking to source local products

FARMA resources

  • Resources available on the site include; guidance on building a successful farmers market and much more

Publications from Scotland Food and Drink

  • A wealth of publications specific to the Scottish food and drink sector

Food manufacture

  • News website dedicated to food manufacturing

Guide to getting started in the mobile catering business

  • Developed by the Nationwide Caterers Association, resources to help those starting in the catering industry

Food labelling

Publications specific to the food and drink sector

Read more about the industry trends and data here. 

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