As lowering emissions becomes an ever-more important goal for the food and drink sector, Food Manufacture speaks to Devon-based fruit and veg brand Riverford about how it approached electrified delivery and the perks of EVs.
Food Manufacture’s Bethan Grylls speaks to several experts to find out how inflation, climate change and supply chain woes will influence buying behaviour, new product development and operations in 2023.
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Chilled foods continue to find favour with UK consumers, it has emerged, following news from temperature-controlled food specialist Rick Bestwick that it is handling more chilled products than ever before.
Driver shortages will lead to the cost of food and drink rising unless action is taken to address the problem, warns Chris Sturman, chief executive of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF).
Iceland has signed a new three-year deal with pallet provider CHEP that is expected to deliver supply chain efficiencies in the frozen food supermarket chain’s operations, both in the UK and internationally.
Culina Group is pressing ahead with ambitious plans to enhance services for food manufacturers and retailers – slashing store delivery lead times and pursuing rapid growth in fresh food and other categories.
Bakery, desserts and sugar distributor The Real Good Food Company (RGF) is “an attractive investment opportunity”, according to financial specialist Shore Capital, after the firm posted an interim statement.
Culina Logistics is looking to work more closely with retailers on primary distribution contracts (collecting goods from manufacturers or shared user depots on behalf of retailers for delivery into their regional distribution centres).
Contract packing and re-working is proving lucrative for Culina Logistics, with the firm's annual turnover from these services set to total £7-8m, having established a deal to grow this business earlier this year.
More than 60 manufacturers are now exchanging product data with Sainsbury via the global data synchronisation network (GSDN) as part of a trial designed to tackle the delays, errors and stock shortages caused by bad data.
Freight forwarding, where clients employ third-party logistics providers (3PLs)to transport goods from suppliers, is taking off as a means of reducing supply chain costs, according to transport providers.