Supply Chain

NewCold is 'actively looking' for a second UK site

NewCold on lookout for second site

By Noli Dinkovski

Cold-storage provider NewCold is on the hunt for a second deep-freeze UK facility after nearly filling its existing operation – the largest of its kind in the UK – a little more than a year after it was extended.

Supplier payments could be maid quicker through Pickstock's system

Pickstock enhances supply tech

By Helen Gilbert

Pickstock has introduced a new livestock management system that supports farmers through quicker payments and the sharing of individual animal data.

The sustainability of palm oil and GPS tracking feature in this round-up

Supply chain round-up: Palm oil and GPS tracking

By James Ridler

From sustainability issues in removing palm oil from food production to using Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking to land convictions, we round-up some of the latest supply chain news.

Pig price increase branded ‘insult’

Pig price increase branded ‘insult’

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pig Association (NPA) has deemed the latest increase in the pig price an “insult to the hard work of the industry”.

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks could be disrupted if strike action goes ahead

Drinks supplies at risk as workers threaten strike action

By Helen Gilbert

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks under the Britvic, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Coors brands could run short in some parts of the UK this summer if strike action at a drinks logistics business goes ahead.

Marples: 'Automated reporting, user-friendly dashboards, alerts and real-time notifications provide hugely valuable data'

Supply chain software firm finds fresh funding

By Helen Gilbert

Food tech specialist Authenticate Information Systems has secured a new funding round of £2.3m that will allow it to double the size of its software and data teams.

H G Blake has taken over Roofe Catering Butchers to help ensure a secure supply chain

Abattoir invests in supply chain

By Aidan Fortune

Norfolk-based abattoir HG Blake has purchased a local butchery business to help increase traceability along its supply chain.

An estimated 1.8 million tonnes of food waste annually comes from food manufacture

FOOD WASTE

Government pledges £4m to fight food waste

By Noli Dinkovski

Four food redistribution firms have received a combined £4.2m in Government funds to take more surplus food from manufacturers and retailers and prevent it going to waste.

Manufacturers have been urged to use the Brexit extension to its fullest

Use Brexit delay wisely, firms told

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers have been urged to use the extra time afforded to them by the latest Brexit extension to fully prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU.

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