Supply Chain

‘Freight commissioner’ for London needed: FTA

‘Freight commissioner’ for London needed: FTA

By Mike Stones

A new freight commissioner for London is needed – to speed the delivery of goods, including food and drink products – the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged.

The food supply chain could become more efficient by reducing waste at farms, claimed WRAP

Food waste on farms costs supply chain £30M

By James Ridler

The UK food supply chain become could become more efficient and competitive and save the industry £30M a year by tackling food waste on farms, according to a new report from waste organisation the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Eleven SMEs embarked on a food and drink trade mission to China

Manufacturers embark on China trade mission

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers are joining a trade mission to the “prime market” of China to meet distributors and buyers, in a bid to boost exports.

Christmas at risk of ‘grinding to a halt’ without migrant workers, claimed a warehouse equipment supplier

Christmas will ‘grind to a halt’ without EU workers

By James Ridler

Christmas 2017 could be under threat of ‘grinding to a halt’ if there is a lack of migrant workers to process orders, warned a warehouse equipment supplier, while the Freight Transport Association (FTA) highlighted the danger of the lack of EU workers...

Christine Tacon urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Grocery Supply Code of Practice

Suppliers urged to learn Groceries Code

By James Ridler

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has urged food and drink suppliers to familiarise themselves with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), in order to strengthen their hand in negotiations with retailers.

Tulip plans to invest up to £70M next year, this website can reveal

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Pork giant Tulip to invest ‘up to £70M’ in 2018

By Noli Dinkovski

Meat processor Tulip is to invest “up to £70M” in acquisitions, equipment and product innovation next year, after returning to a trading profit this summer, its boss has exclusively told this website.

The imported contaminated eggs scandal could have been avoided with better supply chain management, claimed Adjuno

Contaminated egg scandal ‘could have been avoided’

By James Ridler

The fipronil imported egg scandal – which saw at least 700,000 eggs contaminated with the insecticide enter the UK – could have been avoided with stronger supply chain management, claims consultancy Adjuno.

Government must protect existing export opportunities and help open up new ones

Food exports: ‘government must do more to help’

By Noli Dinkovski

The UK is “open for business” with the rest of the world, but government needs to do more to promote food and drink exports before and after Brexit, a senior figure at the Department for International Trade (DIT) has suggested.

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