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.
Some major grocery retailers are reversing all supplier delistings made at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, while others are considering making them permanent, according to Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon.
Experts respond to Government's proposed tariff scheme
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.
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 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.