Supply Chain

FSDF boss Shane Brennan is on a mission to raise the profile of the cold storage and distribution sector

Supply chain profile

FSDF’s road to recognition

By James Ridler

New FSDF chief executive Shane Brennan has set out on a journey to raise the profile of the cold storage and distribution sector.

UK sugar beet growers face fierce competition with Europe if their isn't more investment in the industry. Picture from British Sugar

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Sugar grower threat after ‘critical’ system taken down

By James Ridler

British sugar growers will struggle to compete with their European counterparts if Associated British Foods (ABF) does not continue to invest in the industry, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has warned.

Ocado and B&M are the latest retailers to fall under the Groceries Supply Code of Practice

Groceries Code protects Ocado suppliers

By James Ridler

Food and drink suppliers to retailers Ocado and B&M will now fall under the protection of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), preventing the companies from abusing their commercial power.

Princes' tomato supply chain has received ethical accreditation

Princes' supply chain gains ethical accreditation

By James Ridler

International food and drink group Princes has sourced 100% of the tomatoes in its Italian supply chain from farms with independent ethical accreditation, according to a new report.

Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

Barwheys Dairy is to close citing financial and regulatory pressures

Barwheys Dairy announces closure

By Aidan Fortune

Ayrshire-based cheesemaker Barwheys Dairy has revealed that it is to close its doors in early 2019, citing increased regulatory inspections as one of the main reasons.

Choppy waters: some believe a no-deal Brexit could severely impact the UK economy

Supply chain focus

Brexit: no port in the storm?

By Rick Pendrous

Time is running out to put in place contingency plans to ensure the smooth flow of materials post-Brexit, food and drink companies are being warned.

Cuthbert: ‘A collaborative retail-supplier relationship should be using all available data’

Opinion

Work with retailers to gain accurate forecasts

By Guy Cuthbert

More collaboration between suppliers and retailers is needed to be able to create accurate forecasts in the food and drink industry, according to Atheon Analytics’ Guy Cuthbert

The UK's technology know-how and focus on food standards will make it desirable as a trade partner after it leaves the EU

UK food ranked high for standards and technology

By James Ridler

The UK food and drink industry’s technical knowledge and high standards would attract importers despite the outcome of Brexit, claimed secretary of state for international trade Liam Fox.

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