The UK could benefit by up to £21bn through better data management

Better data quality would boost sales

By Rick Pendrous

Suppliers could increase sales by 1–3% by improving the quality of their product data, according to new research from barcode standards body GS1 UK.

Only 60–80% of branded products are visible to shoppers online

Visibility of online food and drink brands is often poor

By Rick Pendrous

Only 60–80% of suppliers’ food and drink products listed by retailers are visible online when shoppers are searching for their brand or category, according to a new study from category and shopper management specialist Bridgethorne.

McIntyre will oversee production of the full range of Young's Seafood products

Young’s Seafood names new group operations manager

By Rod Addy

Young’s Seafood has appointed Duncan McIntyre, a former supply chain director at packaged food firm Nomad Foods, the owner of frozen food giant Iglo Group, as group operations manager.

Food and drink recalls in the UK more than doubled in 2015/16

Food and drink recalls more than double in 2015/16

By Michelle Perrett

The number of food and drink product recalls in the UK grew by 62% in 2015/16 driven by the impact of new EU labelling legislation, the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) report has revealed.

Morrisons has appointed Kevin Havelock as a non-executive director

Morrisons makes senior appointment

By James Ridler

Morrisons has appointed Unilever’s Refreshment division president Kevin Havelock as a non-executive director, effective from February next year.

Weetabix ceo Giles Turrell is backing tommorrow’s third Leadership Symposium

Weetabix boss backs Leadership Symposium

By Mike Stones

Weetabix ceo Giles Turrell is backing the third Leadership Symposium – which takes place tomorrow (November 28) at Rothamsted Research Centre – as a place to update food and drink industry leadership skills.

The Internet of Things could be crucial to driving predictive engineering

Manufacturers fail to use predictive engineering well

By Rick Pendrous

More than half (54%) of managers in the manufacturing sector believe firms are not using predictive engineering effectively, despite the technology being billed as a leading industry trend, a new study conducted by enterprise business systems provider...


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