A £2M fine imposed on Warburtons after one of its workers sustained life-changing injuries is the “new normal” for cases of this kind, following the imposition of tougher sentencing guidelines, legal experts have warned.
More than half of global food manufacturers have admitted not knowing the precise details of their supply chains, raising concerns about the prevalence of slave labour and other unethical working practices, according to research from risk management firm...
Many food manufacturers are not yet up to speed with vulnerability assessments – a focus of the new British Retail Consortium (BRC) standard, version 7, which came into force last month – a leading certification body has warned.
Morrisons has refused to confirm or deny suggestions it is preparing to slash suppliers’ prices, in a bid to combat discounters Aldi and Lidl, as top analysts predict food manufacturers could fall victim to a supermarket price war.
Few lessons have been learnt from the horsemeat crisis, claims new research commissioned by supply chain consultancy Achilles, as an influential committee of MPs urged retailers to buy more local food.
To achieve success in today’s food supply chain, it is necessary to capitalise on fast moving trends, optimise manufacturing efficiency and productivity, while managing supply chain logistics and minimising waste, according to control systems and automation...
Food manufacturers should switch to sustainable fish stocks from endangered ones and help to educate shoppers about making better buying decisons, delegates heard at a fishing industry seminar this week.
Counterfeit documentation, ancient protocols, and immature risk assessment procedures are just the start of the problems food manufacturers face when sourcing ingredients from the other side of the globe.
Social media-savvy food manufacturers use Facebook and Twitter to forge links with customers that boosts sales in ways that large firms cannot, claims Wilfred Emmanuel Jones, founder of the Black Farmer brand.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is urging food manufacturers to sign up to its apprenticeship pledge and contribute to the growing number of opportunities in the food and drink manufacturing sector.
News that Tesco’s UK sales have fallen for the first time in 20 years, according to its latest interim results, is likely to put its suppliers under more pressure in price negotiations, according to analysts.
Many food manufacturers are surprisingly vulnerable in the event of a crisis because they lack appropriate insurance cover, according to a forensic accountant specialising in business interruption cases.
Manufacturers are opting to extend existing premises rather than build entirely new factories. But while there are savings to be made, companies underestimate the total cost of such a move at their peril, says Kathy Watson