COVID-19

Britvic posts its 2020 full-year results

Britvic sales down amidst COVID-19 pressures

By James Ridler

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has posted a dip in sales and earnings in its full-year 2020 results, as it looks to premiumisation, e-commerce and low calorie drinks to boost business.

Uncertainty still surrounds COVID-19's affect on food safety, according to RQA

COVID-19 creates food safety challenges

By James Ridler

The COVID-19 pandemic has failed to impact food safety, but uncertainty still surrounds its effect on food safety culture and fraud, according to management consultancy RQA Group.

Grocery Aid offers a range of services for anyone in the grocery supply chain

GroceryAid raises awareness of support services

By Rod Addy

GroceryAid has been raising the profile of its work to emotionally and practically support those in the grocery industry facing tough times during its third Awareness Day.

Johnson: 'We will not pull the rug out'

Chancellor 'should extend furlough and credit insurance'

By Rod Addy

Chancellor Rishi Sunak should extend the Government's furlough and credit insurance schemes in his March Budget announcement to support the food and drink industry and others hit by COVID-19-related lockdowns.

The Nescafé range performed strongly across the world

Nestlé: Nescafé and Starbucks among top performing brands

By Rod Addy

Garden Gourmet, Nescafé, Starbucks and Purina PetCare fuelled organic sales growth in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, according to Nestlé's latest full-year results, although COVID-19 hit group reported sales.

Howorth: 'The decisions businesses make over the coming months may shape the future of millions in the years to come'

Supply chain opinion

2021 will be the year of greener supply chains

By Dave Howorth

Environmental impact has always been an important consideration for businesses, however the challenges of the past 12 months may have led to this having temporarily been put on hold.

Supply chain operators could soon be hit but a massive packaging shortage, warns Antalis

Packaging shortages to hit supply chains

By James Ridler

As packaging demand swells, driven by an accelerated switch to online purchasing, supply chain operators should consider alternatives to paper and card to maintain the flow of materials, according to Antalis.

Continued impact from the pandemic is expected, but Tate & Lyle proved buoyant

Britvic, Tate & Lyle and Diageo post financial updates

By Rod Addy

Out-of-home declines at Britvic offset sales growth in at-home products in its first quarter (Q1), Tate & Lyle's primary product sales rose in the three months to 31 December and Diageo reported dented interims.

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