Supply Chain

Driver shortages continue to plague the dairy industry

Dairy UK pressures Government on driver shortages

By James Ridler

Members of the dairy industry continue to pressure the Government to prevent further damage to the industry caused by the shortage of heavy good vehicle (HGV) drivers, as the driver crisis threatens Arla’s milk supply.

Demand for kebabs tipped lamb sales over 12 months into growth in foodservice channels. Credit: iStock Duncan Cuthbertson

AHDB meat and dairy market snapshot

Kebab and takeaway surge helps boost lamb sales, says AHDB

By Rod Addy

Domestic lamb sales gained a welcome boost in the past year as the COVID-19 lockdown drove up demand for takeaway fare such as kebabs, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Unite members at XPO Logistics Drinks are to be balloted for strike action

Unite threatens ‘beer drought’ after pay dispute

By James Ridler

Workers union Unite has threated a ‘beer drought’ across the UK, after announcing plans to ballot its members employed by XPO Logistics Drinks for industrial action over a ‘paltry’ pay offer.

British entrepreneur Henry Dimbleby is the author of the National Food Strategy

National Food Strategy Part 2: reactions

By Rod Addy

The National Food Strategy Part 2 has provoked mixed reactions, with big grocery retailers backing calls for mandatory reporting of key information, while others have criticised sugar and salt tax proposals.

Dimbleby: 'We must now seize the moment to build a better food system for our children and grandchildren'

National Food Strategy Part 2: sugar and salt tax plans

By Rod Addy

The National Food Strategy Part 2 has been published, revealing proposals for a sugar and salt tax on all processed products, except ingredients for home cooking, and on foods sold through foodservice channels.

Trade with Australia could create a number of hurdles for UK food producers, according to Mielken

Opinion

UK-Oz trade deal: a ripper opportunity for food firms?

By Arne Mielken

UK food manufacturers that trade with the EU should think twice before importing duty-free food such as meat products from Australia, argues customs expert Arne Mielken of Customs Manager.

Food firms from across the UK and EU have signed a pledge to boost sustainability in the supply chain

Food businesses sign EU sustainability pledge

By James Ridler

Nestlé, Suntory Beverage & Food Europe and Kerry Group joined more than 50 food businesses and industry bodies in signing a new European initiative to make food more sustainable.

The EU is to push back its ban on UK chilled meat entering Northern Ireland

EU to push back chilled meat ban

By James Ridler

UK meat firms will be allowed to continue supply retailers in Northern Ireland with chilled processed meat products, as the EU moves to postpone the ban due to kick in this month.

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