Supply Chain

The already strained supply chain could face further challenges come the peak seasonal periods, such as Halloween

Coronavirus challenges compounded by peak season

By James Ridler

The challenges surrounding the coronavirus pandemic call for better communication between suppliers and retailers as the UK approaches peak retail periods, according to supply chain consultancy Scala’s COVID-19 Supply Chain Collaboration Group.

Government hails new global tariff regime planned from the start of 2021

Experts respond to Government's proposed tariff scheme

Brexit: UK Global Tariff positive for food industry

By Rod Addy

Brexit trade tariffs will be applied to agricultural imports from 1 January 2021 under Government proposals, potentially protecting domestic producers against cheaper import prices and lower food standards.

The future of logistic and the supply chain lies in software as a service, according to Deltion

Logistics in the cloud: Deltion

By James Ridler

Deltion has taken the concept of software as a service and applied it to the food and drink supply chain, as business development manager Bashir Kahn explains.

Concerns have been raised about the safety of meat workers

Coronavirus death at Moy Park: unions demand action

By Michelle Perrett

Calls have been made to protect staff in the Northern Ireland meat processing sector following the death of a staff member who worked for the Moy Park poultry site in Dungannon.

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the industry to excel itself to support charities, the NHS, consumers and colleagues

Food industry coronavirus support efforts swell

By Rod Addy

Food industry coronavirus support initiatives continue to build momentum, with a host of firms rallying to aid the vulnerable, NHS staff and their peers in the sector.

Freezing beef steak reduces the value of cuts and would hit deadweight prices, LMCNI said

EU scheme to freeze meat will hit prices

By Rod Addy

Meat prices will suffer if premium cuts are frozen to manage the collapse of foodservice demand under EU Private Storage Aid proposals, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMCNI).

Food and drink exports benefited from a decline in international tensions and an easing of trade tariffs

Coronavirus fails to dent food and drink exports

By Rod Addy

Food and drink exports bucked the wider downturn in UK international manufacturing sales caused by coronavirus' impact, softening an overall decline from January to March 2020, Lloyds Bank International Trade Index claims.

Coronavirus has cast a dark shadow over the whole food and drink supply chain

A month after the coronavirus lockdown, what is the impact on the food industry?

Coronavirus and the supply chain one month after lockdown

By Nic Robinson

The coronavirus pandemic prompted the Government to initiate a closure of pubs and restaurants on 20 March and announce a lockdown of the public's movements on 23 March.

Johnson: 'As things stand, following the Brexit transition period, there will be a pressing need to attract drivers'

Opinion

Immigration proposals threaten food logistics

By Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson, director of Tudor International Freight, questioned the Government’s Brexit stance on skilled labour and how it will affect the supply chain and logistics businesses.

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