Supply Chain

Workers arriving at Mondelēz’s Uxbridge headquarters were met by a life-size orangutan © Chris J Ratcliffe / Greenpeace

Mondelēz HQ hit by Greenpeace palm oil protest

By Noli Dinkovski

Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has been urged to sever its links with the “biggest and dirtiest palm oil trader in the world” in a protest staged outside its UK headquarters on Monday (19 November).

UK food and drink businesses visited China as part of an export trade mission

China targeted by UK food businesses

By Aidan Fortune

UK food and drink businesses have been on a charm offensive in China as part of a trade mission organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), Santander UK and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

Eat Grub’s Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets (12g) launched in 250 Sainsbury's convenience stores on 18 November

Sainsbury’s lists Eat Grab insect snacks

By Rod Addy

Edible insects are “no longer” a gimmick, with Sainsbury’s becoming the first UK supermarket to list edible crickets, supplied by Eat Grub, in its stores.

Tyas: 'Honoured'

Nestlé veteran chairs GS1 UK

By Rod Addy

Nestlé veteran Chris Tyas has become chairman of global barcoding and data management firm GS1.

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.

Plans for a plastic tax in this year's budget were slammed by members of the food and drink industry

Food and drink industry responds to 2018 Budget

By James Ridler

Food and drink industry representatives have challenged the plastic packaging tax consultation revealed in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2018 Budget, which was announced on Monday (29 October).

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.

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