Supply Chain

Kendamil will be the first international infant milk to be exported to the US

Kendamil to export to US and double capacity

By Gwen Ridler

Baby milk producer Kendamil, a brand of Kendal Nutricare, is set to become the first international manufacturer to export infant formula to the US in response to a shortage crisis, with plans to double capacity in response.

Scotland accounted for the largest share of UK food and drink exports, according to the FDF

Scotland accounts for the largest share of UK food and drink exports

By Michelle Perrett

Scotland, alongside Wales and the North East of England, had the strongest recovery in response to the supply chain problems caused by Covid-19 and the new UK-EU trading relationship, according to research by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The UK has cut tariffs on good imported from Ukraine

UK cuts tariffs on Ukraine foods to zero

By Michelle Perrett

The UK has cut tariffs to zero on all goods from Ukraine including barley, honey, tinned tomatoes and poultry, to help Ukrainian businesses and producers.

Johan Westman ceo: 'The war has also affected the global economy'

AAK to exit Russia permanently

By Michelle Perrett

AAK, the global fats and oils business, is the latest company to announce it is to exit from its operations and investments in Russia, following the Ukraine war.

The Government has U-turned on its decision to implement further restriction on EU imports

Government U-turn on border strategy: Industry reaction

By Gwen Ridler

The UK government’s U-turn on border strategy will help clear up red tape surrounding imports, but could endanger parts of the industry to potentially devastating disease risks, warned members of the food and drink industry.

Ella's Kitchen has partnered with Menzies Distribution for its logistics needs

Ella's Kitchen sources new logistics partner

By Gwen Ridler

Organic baby food firm Ella’s Kitchen has sourced a new logistics partner to handle distribution across the UK, following an extensive review into its future warehouse and distribution requirements.

The Innovation Portal is looking for solutions to sustainability

Nomad Foods launches innovation portal to support sustainable diets

By Michelle Perrett

Nomad Foods – the frozen food company which owns brands including Birds Eye, Findus and igloo – has partnered an Open Innovation Portal as it invites partners to share solutions that could be scaled to help shape the future of food and support more sustainable...

Red meat supplies could face global challenges

Global supplies of red meat to 'remain tight'

By Michelle Perrett

Changes in supply patterns could lead to a limited supply of red meat – particularly beef – on the global market, a new report from Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has predicted.

A granular mineral fertiliser. iStock credit: Liudmila Chernetska

Government helps farmers faced with high fertiliser prices

By Rod Addy

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has welcomed Government measures to help farmers tackle rocketing fertiliser costs, which are sparking concerns supply chain costs will be passed on to already cash-strapped consumers.

Managing long- and short-term impacts to raw materials: BLF 2022

Managing long- and short-term impacts to raw materials: BLF 2022

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive video, Butchers Petcare chairman Geoff Eaton discusses the long-term and short-term challenges threatening to disrupt the prices of raw materials, as well as the effect of switching to more sustainable packaging for a brand.

The Australian and New Zealand FTAs risk undercutting UK food producers, members of the industry warned

Free Trade Agreements 'threaten UK food production'

By Gwen Ridler

The Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Australia and New Zealand risk significantly undercutting domestic products, endanger food standards and threaten sustainability, according to members of Scottish government and the Welsh meat processing community....

War in Ukraine will impact food prices and could potentially lead to shortages, claimed FDF CEO Karen Betts

War in Ukraine will lead to food price rises: FDF

By Gwen Ridler

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions, trade restrictions and supply chain disruption will lead to food price rises and the possibility of temporary shortages, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract with Premier Foods

Abbey Logistics in new flour deal with Premier Foods

By Michelle Perrett

Bulk road tanker specialist Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract to transport all bulk flour produced at Premier Food’s mill in Andover to their bakeries throughout the UK.

Twinings Ovaltine performed well in its interim period, ABF said

Sugar and ingredients soar as ABF offsets inflation

By Rod Addy

Associated British Foods (ABF) claims its sugar and ingredients divisions have delivered powerful performances in the 24 weeks to 5 March 2022, while Twinings Ovaltine proved a star performer in its grocery channel.

Invest NI has offered Pure Roast Coffee £209,295 towards R&D, the creation of ten jobs, and web development

Pure Roast Coffee secures £1m retail contract

By Rod Addy

Coffee roasting, packaging and distribution specialist, Pure Roast Coffee, which is based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, has secured its first contract with a major retailer in Britain - worth £1m.

Aldi said the multi-category competition is part of its ongoing commitment to locally-sourced products

Aldi launches supplier contest for listings

By Rod Addy

Aldi has launched Grow with Aldi, a UK-wide competition for suppliers offering space on shelf if approved by a 'Dragons Den' style expert judging panel at the retailer's HQ.

Lamb was the only roasting cut to post year-on-year growth in the four weeks to 26 December. iStock images credit: Elio Ruscetta

DIGITAL FEATURE: LONG READ

Meat trends: from roasts and snacks to environment

By Alyson Magee

Grocery market buoyancy may be waning alongside the lifting of restrictions, but the meat category is still performing well against the pre-pandemic period.

CO2 gas supplies are at risk, but the Government has made assurances animal welfare will be given priority

Meat processors first in line for CO2 supplies

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has assured meat processors they will be among the first in line for CO2 should CF Industries cease UK production, but brewers and drinks manufacturers could be less fortunate.

Aldi buys British in its ongoing commitment to local produce

Aldi’s £1.6bn commitment to British suppliers

By Gwen Ridler

Discount retailer Aldi has invested an extra £1.6bn with British suppliers since the start of the COIVD-19 pandemic as part of its commitment to locally grown produce.

Changes to food and drink export processes have proved to be a headache

Digital feature: long read

Freightful times for food exporters

By Lynda Searby

UK exporters will have to wait for the COVID fog to lift before they can get a clear view of the future, says Lynda Searby.