COVID-19

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.

Businesses are pinning their hopes on improved performance once lockdown eases

Financial roundup: pandemic pummels food firms

By Rod Addy

Greencore, Real Good Food (RGF) and AG Barr financial updates all reflected hits as the latest COVID-19-related lockdown affected consumer buying habits, but hope remains for the coming year.

Cockran: 'It has been a challenge – a good challenge at the same time'

Coca-Cola apprentice Amelia Cockran on COVID-19 challenge

By James Ridler

Rapid change in a COVID-19 world and new learning opportunities have been essential parts of the lives of apprentices in 2020, one finalist in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reveals in this exclusive podcast.

A workers at Muller's Bridgwater site has died from COVID-19

Müller worker dies after contracting COVID-19

By James Ridler

One person has died from COVID-19 and 47 have tested positive for the disease at Müller Milk & Ingredients’ site in Bridgwater, Somerset, leading to scaled down production.

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