All news articles for March 2020

Coronavirus cases in the UK had reached 590 by 12 March

Coronavirus: Morrisons moves to back suppliers

By Rod Addy

The Coronavirus outbreak has prompted Morrisons to launch measures to support suppliers after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK had shifted to the 'Delay' phase in its efforts to tackle the virus.

Aluminium bottles offer an infinitely recyclable resource, but does the cost outweigh the benefits?

Aluminium gets infinite makeover

By Paul Gander

Ball Corporation has emphasised the ‘infinite’ recyclability of its newly-launched Infinity impact-extruded aluminium bottle, recasting it as ‘a circular solution to plastic pollution’.

OPRL's new labels have revealed the imitations of a binary system

OPRL label shows need for trade-offs

By Paul Gander

As non-profit organisation OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) consolidates its new ‘binary’, rules-based system for indicating materials’ recyclability, some of the challenges with this more rigid type of approach are starting to emerge.

The Government's Budget received a mixed response form the food and drink industry

Food industry response to 2020 Budget

By James Ridler

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget announcement this week (11 March) has met with mixed reactions from members of the food and drink industry.

All William Reed food shows at the NEC have been postponed

William Reed food shows postponed due to coronavirus

By Rod Addy

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 health situation, William Reed has taken the difficult decision to postpone its UK Food Shows, originally scheduled to take place at Birmingham NEC from 30 March to 1 April.

Alison O’Brien joins as commercial director

The Flava People builds team for growth

By Michelle Perrett

The Flava People has recruited five new team members including a commercial director and head of retail in the first quarter of 2020 as part of a rapid growth business plan.

Manufacturers have been urged to report the illegal importation of HFC gases

European body tackles illegal HFCs

By Helen Gilbert

Food manufacturers are among businesses being urged to report the illegal importation of HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) gases.

British food standards need to be held as a benchmark for the UK's negotiations post Brexit, said Batters

Industry presses for standards retention post-Brexit

By James Ridler

Pressure on Government to safeguard the UK food and drink supply chain post-Brexit continues to increase, as industry bodies urged negotiators not to sacrifice jobs and standards in pursuit of trade deals outside the EU.

Food retailers can increase the frequency of food deliveries (Image: Getty)

Food delivery curfews relaxed to supermarkets

By Michelle Perrett

The Government is to relax food delivery hours to supermarkets and other retailers to help the supply chain cope with demand due to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

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