Supply Chain

Investment in IoT will only mean results if properly managed, says Kavakli. Credit:Getty/Macrovector

Opinion

Drowning in data

By Baris Kavakli

Baris Kavakli, managing director of Portera B.V, looks at why IoT-enabled manufacturers are swimming against a tide of information from the shop floor and how they can begin to reorganise outdated workflows to make better use of data.

Lack of investment and mismanagement by the Government has left the horticulture sector at the brink in a bad shape. Image: Getty, Justin Paget

News

State of UK Horticulture threatens the country’s food security

By Gwen Ridler

A lack of investment and unappreciation of the UK’s horticulture industry has placed British growing at a crossroads and left holes in the UK’s food security, according to a new report from the House of Lords Horticultural Sector Committee.

Looking after the power behind the supply chain. Credit: Getty/timsa

Opinion

Taking care of the people behind the supply chain

By Chris Gamm

Chris Gamm, chief executive of hospitality charity, Springboard, discusses the importance of protecting your staff when it comes to fostering reliability through the supply chain.

UK sheep sales are strong, but inflationary pressures and Australian imports threaten the market. Image: Getty, tracielouise

News

UK sheep meat strong but challenges still remain

By Gwen Ridler

Rising sheep export tonnages and lamb domestic consumer sales paint a positive picture of the UK meat industry, but challenges and inflationary pressures continue to impact on the UK sheep sector in 2023.

Cooked chicken products can now be exported to Japan

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British cooked poultry secures access to Japan

By Gwen Ridler

British cooked poultry products will soon reach Japanese dinner tables, thanks to a new market access deal expected to be worth £10m over the next five years.

Cargo thieves are targeting higher value goods based on demand and shortages. Credit: Getty/shironosov

News

Food most targeted in supply chain thefts

By Bethan Grylls

A BSI report surveying global supply chain risks between 2021 and 2022 has identified food and fuel as top commodities involved in supply chain thefts, alongside an influx of sophisticated cyberattacks.

UK cheese exporters to Canada likely to see losses, says PTF's Rod Addy

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UK cheese exports to Canada: Not looking so 'grate'

By Rod Addy

UK cheese producers exporting to Canada face losing millions of pounds and are already taking a hit during post-Brexit bilateral negotiations to establish a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the country.

We delve into the state of the food and beverage industry and its future outlook. Credit: Getty/bin kontan

Short read

State of the food and drink sector in 2023 and beyond

By Bethan Grylls

In an exclusive online event, Food Manufacture heard from three industry experts as they captured today’s food and drink trends and how wider societal challenges have impact behaviour and policy.

The cold supply chain has met the Government's energy efficiency targets. Image: Getty, sorn340

News

Cold storage industry meets climate change target

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the cold chain have succeeded in meeting the Government’s target for energy efficiency improvements by the end of 2022, according to the Cold Chain Federation (CCF).

This year's Food Safety Briefing covered a wide range of areas from data sharing to greenwashing to hygienic design. Credit: Getty/VectorMine

Short read

What’s happening in UK food safety?

By Bethan Grylls

In a recent webinar, Food Manufacture brought together four leaders from industry to discuss the latest tools and systems emerging to help mitigate against our biggest food safety challenges. Here’s the highlights…

Being in control of your export plan is the key to successful expansion. Credit: Getty/thitivong

Opinion

Are you driving your exports or are they driving you?

By Nicola Thomas

Nicola Thomas, director of the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA), explains why a successful export drive stems from a plan based on your internal goals and capabilities, rather than so-called external ‘opportunities’ which arise.

Our recent webinar sponsored by Infor looked at how you can expand your business for profitable growth - here are the takeaways...Credit: Getty/Ralf Hahn

Long read

How to grow your business successfully

By Bethan Grylls

Profitable growth is every organisation’s dream – but it usually comes with a raft of challenges. So how do you navigate growth and expansion, with the best chances of profit at the end?

We hear from the legal experts at Tenet Law on bribery in the supply chain. Credit: Getty/Andrew Brookes

Feature

How to deal with bribery in your supply chain

By Arun Chauhan and Esther Phillips

The importance of having robust supply chains cannot be overstated, as recent geopolitical and societal events cause widespread disruption on a scale not seen in recent history.

Don't miss this year's Food Safety Briefing. Credit: Getty/MiguelMalo

News

Don’t miss our 2023 Food Safety Briefing

By Bethan Grylls

This year’s Food Safety Briefing theme is science and data – with four special guest experts from Mars Global Food Safety Center, the Food Standards Agency, Unibloc, and Imprint Analytics joining us to share their knowledge.

The Felix Project has already saved more than 60 tonnes of food from going to waste at Western International Market

News

The Felix Project saves 150k meals from going to waste

By Gwen Ridler

Food redistribution charity The Felix Project has helped save more than 60 tonnes of fruit and vegetables from going to waste in just three months, thanks to its partnership with Western International Market (WIM) in Hounslow.

Food Manufacture gets insight into the lab in this exclusive feature from Bia Analytical on wheat fraud. Credit: Getty/combomambo

Feature

Looking for fraud in wheat flour

By Dr Terry McGrath

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to inflict supply chain difficulties upon Europe’s breadbasket, Bia Analytical looks at how manufacturers can ensure their wheat/flour is genuine.

Tim Dixon at Project Tenzing

Video

Building an efficient food factory

By Bethan Grylls

July saw Food Manufacture donning high-vis and hard hats, as the team toured the latest Cook Food’s kitchen under construction.

Rod Addy discusses the considerable barriers that still remain for food and drink exporters post Brexit

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Barriers to trade

By Gwen Ridler

In his latest column, Provision Trade Federation director general Rod Addy discusses the considerable barriers that still remain for food and drink exporters post Brexit and unanswered questions in the wake of the Target Operating Model.

The UK has been over reliant on EU-trained vets historically, but regulation post-Brexit has added a spanner in the works. Credit:Getty/andresr

Long read

Solving the UK vet shortage

By Bethan Grylls

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK’s veterinary sector was hit hard. Now, shortages threaten food safety risks and delays at borders – so what can we do to change this bleak narrative?

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