Supply Chain

The UK's food self-sufficiency figures have remained at the same level for the past two years

NFU highlights UK self-sufficiency issue

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has urged the Government to protect UK food in the face of stagnating self-sufficiency.

The heat is on: food firms must prepare for a changing regulatory climate


Cool story heats up

By Rick Pendrous

As manufacturers are forced to switch to lower global warming potential refrigerants, they also face other engineering challenges.

The FTA has called on government to assure UK businesses on access to EU migrant labour

FTA grills government on access to EU workers

By James Ridler

The Government needs to launch a clear and informed debate into the various policy options about access to non-UK workers, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged.

Technological innovation will be key to the future of the food and drink supply chain, says Howorth


Technology a differentiator in supply chain deals

By James Ridler

Dave Howorth, executive director at SCALA Consulting, relishes the challenges presented by the food and drink supply chain and its importance to business success

Industry 4.0 aims to support the ability of companies to make better business decisions


How Industry 4.0 offers a smarter future

By Michelle Knott

Industry 4.0, the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, is creating numerous opportunities for food and drinks firms to digitise their supply and demand systems, thereby reducing waste and maximising profitability.

Rick Bestwick’s Warrington site receiving its first blast-freezing unit

Rick Bestwick doubles blast-freezing capacity

By Rick Pendrous

Temperature-controlled storage specialist Rick Bestwick, part of the Magnavale Group, has doubled its blast-freezing capacity to become one of the largest providers in the UK.

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