All news articles for July 2018

Warmley-based Hare Brewery is owned by Bath Ales, which was bought by St Austell Brewery in 2016

Hare Brewery recovers after chemical spill

By Rod Addy

Brewing has resumed at Bath Ale’s Hare Brewery after emergency services attended a chemical spill there that forced the evacuation of 25 staff, three of which were treated for breathing difficulties.

SCALA’s survey reveals third-party logistics firms are weak on innovation

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Third-party logistics firms lax on innovation

By James Ridler

Third-party logistics companies are the weakest drivers of developments in supply chain and customer service, according to a survey conducted by logistics and supply chain consultancy SCALA.

Lloyd: ‘We conduct hourly performance reviews - carried out by the guys operating the processes’


Putting people first at Accolade Park

By Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd, Accolade Park’s general manager, European operations and supply chain, explains the philosophy of involving people at all levels in decision-making.

South west food and drink exports reached £175m from January to March 2018, up £10m over the same period last year

South-west food exports boom

By Rod Addy

Cornwall’s food and agriculture exports grew in the first quarter of the year, the fourth year in a row that this had happened, according to the Treasury.

Collaboration in the supply chain can help protect the environment from damage by logistics

Collaboration key to solving environmental issues

By James Ridler

Collaboration throughout the entire supply chain is the only way to lessen the environmental impact of the logistics industry, claimed Coca-Cola European Partner’s (CCEP’s) associate director of warehousing Clare Bottle.

The HMRC should do more to educate small firms on the intricacies of pay laws, according to Ananda Foods and Image on Food

HMRC ‘demonises’ small firms who underpay staff

By James Ridler

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) should do more to educate small and medium-sized businesses on staff payment regulations, instead of “demonising them” for underpayment.

Darby: ‘Every quarter is different, but we feel confident about revenue growth in the future’


Premier comeback?

By Aidan Fortune

Premier Foods may have seen its best results in five years but all is not rosy ahead of its agm. In an interview conducted before the shareholder revolt, Premier Foods chief executive Gavin Darby discusses the turnaround, future plans and how flamingoes...

The Government’s Brexit white paper was published on Thursday (12 July)

Brexit free-trade paper met with mixed response

By James Ridler

The UK Government’s white paper, proposing a free-trade area for goods to create frictionless trade post-Brexit, has been met with mixed responses from across the food and drink industry.

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