Supply Chain

Tesco is under investigation by the Serious Fraud office, the GCA and the FRC

Financial watchdog focuses on supplier relations

By Rick Pendrous

The complex relationships between retailers and their suppliers is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over the coming year, it was announced in its 11th annual report published today (May 29).

The role of animal health in securing safe, sustainable and affordable food will take centre stage at the Brussels conference on June 11

Food security and animal health under Brussels spotlight

By Michael Stones

The animal health industry’s role in securing sustainable world food supplies is the focus of a conference staged in Brussels next month by the International Federation for Animal Health – Europe (IFAH).

The risk of fatal injury was entirely foreseeable, said the HSE

Transport firm fined £80k after worker’s fatal accident

By Michael Stones

An animal feed firm has been fined £80,000 for safety failings after one of its workers died when he was buried under up to 10t of wheat being unloaded from a lorry – the second such prosecution in the past month.

Prince Charles’s letters attack retailers

Prince Charles’s secret letters slam retailers

By Michael Stones

Prince Charles slammed supermarkets’ dominance of the food chain in private correspondence with former Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2005, according to his controversial letters published for the first time yesterday (May 13).

Industry leaders need to focus on environmental and social, as well as economic, concerns, researchers urge

Sustainable supply chain ‘must be led by bosses’

By Rod Addy

Business leaders have been called on to spearhead the development of a sustainable supply chain by concentrating on their ‘triple bottom line’ following a three-year project tackling the subject.

Norbert Dentressangle clocked up revenue of €5.1bn (£3.6bn) in the year to December 31, 2014

Norbert Dentressangle bought by US firm

By Rod Addy

Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has been acquired by US-based giant XPO Logistics for €3.2bn (£2.3bn), one of the biggest supply chain deals of recent years.

IPS offers a range of contract packing services to well-known UK food brands

Nestlé forges contract packing deal

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has sealed a deal with Eddie Stobart and IPS, the UK’s largest independent contract packer, to secure a range of packaging services and the creation of display units. 

Left to right: Richard Stevenson, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, Paul Williams, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking (in cab) and Neil Evans, NR Evans md

Food distributor NR Evans creates 60 jobs

By Rod Addy

Chilled food distributor NR Evans has created more than 60 jobs in an expansion of its operation backed by a £3M lending facility from Lloyds Bank.