04-Apr-2014 - Protein from insects is expected to be approved by the EU for use as feed for pigs and chickens over the next six months, according to a leading expert and advisor on edible insects to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation.
31-Mar-2014 - Food fraud must be tackled through a more integrated approach from government and industry and better resources for food inspectors and enforcement officers.
31-Mar-2014 - Businesses are failing to deliver their goals because they have too many supply chain priorities.
24-Mar-2014 - A new website has been launched to supply independent breaking news on the global animal feed industry, valued at $500bn last year.
21-Mar-2014 - Retailers and manufacturers now have a ‘farm to fork’ view of the supply chain, which they can share with consumers, following the launch of a new cloud-based software system.
21-Mar-2014 - Distribution partnerships where retailers and food manufacturers share truck space with competitors will become a growing trend, predicts Roly Taplin, vice president of agrifood at DHL Supply Chain.
20-Mar-2014 - Waitrose will open its first national distribution centre (NDC) to simplify its supply chain and increase efficiency, the retailer has said.
20-Mar-2014 - The prospect of a supermarket price war – leading to lower supplier prices – makes it even more important to boost food and drink supply chain efficiencies, according to the European Food and Farming Partnerships (EFFP).
17-Mar-2014 - The food industry must boost efforts to divert surplus food to needy causes as demand rockets, Fareshare has claimed, as donations it gets represent only a tiny amount of the whole.
17-Mar-2014 - Food retailer Iceland is expected later this year to start sharing spare capacity on its trucks with another independent retailer. The move follows the success of a similar ‘backhauling’ arrangement between BP Retail and Nisa and their suppliers facilitated by logistics provider DHL. DHL works with all of these companies, as well as pub chain JD Wetherspoon and Tesco.
13-Mar-2014 - How good are supply chain systems at meeting retailer demand? asks Paul Gander
12-Mar-2014 - Online grocery business Ocado “doesn’t work” when measured by its ability to deliver earnings, City analyst Shore Capital has concluded, after the business delivered its interim business statement for the 12 weeks to February 23.
12-Mar-2014 - Britain’s food and drink manufacturers are missing out on potential new revenue streams now available through generating and selling low-carbon energy to retailers, alongside more traditional groceries, according to a leading environmental consultancy.
10-Mar-2014 - Premier Foods is backing Prince Charles’ charity, In Kind Direct, to support communities devastated by floods in the south west of England.
28-Feb-2014 - Britain’s biggest retailer is not doing enough to support UK farming by honouring its pledge to buy more British meat – particularly fresh beef, says the National Farmers Union (NFU).
24-Feb-2014 - Tesco’s new Trading Responsibly plan will improve both the way it works with suppliers and customer service, says Paul Wilkinson, chair of Thorntons and a member of the retail giant’s new independent supply chain advisory panel.
14-Feb-2014 - Extreme weather poses the biggest threat to securing UK food supplies, experts at an Environment Food & Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee hearing claimed.
13-Feb-2014 - Competition and low production will raise milk prices more than flooding, the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) chief dairy adviser has said.
13-Feb-2014 - David Cameron’s £10M relief fund for flood-struck farmers will help avert the risk of disruption to food supplies, claimed the government, after widespread criticism it was not doing enough to safeguard food supplies.
13-Feb-2014 - Steve Adams is a sensation at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). A former electrical apprentice, he rose to become CCE group director of supply chain operations for Great Britain in April last year, following a four-year stint as operations director at the Sidcup site.
07-Feb-2014 - Progress on food waste reduction is flagging and the food and drink industry must “raise its game”, according to Dr Liz Goodwin, ceo of Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
07-Feb-2014 - A food waste crackdown is extending to 10 cities after a successful west London initiative, delegates heard at a Fresher for Longer conference in London held on February 5.
06-Feb-2014 - Relying on one large customer could be disastrous for small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs), according to Frecco Food and Beverage operations manager Paul Barney.
05-Feb-2014 - 2 Sisters Food Group faces repairs costing more than £500,000 after a freak tidal surge swamped poultry farms in Lincolnshire in December last year.
03-Feb-2014 - Consumers have not lost interest in eating meat, despite vegan organisations pushing a meat-free agenda, recent data has shown.