Supply Chain

Suppliers foot the bill - again

Suppliers foot the bill - again

I hear that Somerfield is aiming to increase its suppliers' cost to serve. The retailer's proposition allegedly consists of a target to cut stocks,...

Go with the flow, says Asda

Go with the flow, says Asda

We thought until earlier this month that retail-ready packaging was the main current, retailer-led change initiative.However, in October Asda...

Pressure rises to cut food miles

Pressure rises to cut food miles

The government taskforce on sustainable procurement has changed its rules of engagement with suppliers to rebalance the often conflicting issues of...

No hiding place

No hiding place

It is interesting how few food manufacturers have a hard measure of the profits they really make from individual customers. An ambient food...

Time for supply chain quid pro quo

Time for supply chain quid pro quo

Isn't it interesting how retailer-enforced changes in the supply chain are often better supported by suppliers than by the retailers' own staff!As...

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