Supply Chain

KFC's suppliers are diverting chicken to minimise waste

Poultry processors divert supplies from KFC

By James Ridler

Poultry suppliers are minimising potential waste caused by KFC’s distribution debacle, securing other customers for some supplies while problems are ironed out, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC).

NFU president Meurig Raymond called for more action

Industry dissatisfied about GCA decision

By Michelle Perrett

The government decision not to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has provoked mixed views from suppliers, with some dissatisfied with the outcome.

Greggs posted its seventeenth quarter of sales growth

Greggs posts 17th quarter of continued sales growth

By James Ridler

High street bakery Greggs has delivered its 17th quarter of consecutive like-for-like (LFL) sales growth in its fourth-quarter trading update, as it plans “record investment” in its supply chain in 2018.

Some butchery skills – such as deboning carcasses – are more difficult to automate than others

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Food processors seek efficient and hygienic kit

By Alyson Magee

Processors want equipment that is efficient and hygienic, and a reduction
in manual handling. But they also need sustainability, says Alyson Magee.

Two-thirds of EU businesses expect to move their supply chain out of the UK due to Brexit

Two-thirds of food businesses to move supply chain out of UK

By James Ridler

Up to two-thirds of EU businesses, including food and drink manufacturers, expect to move their supply chain out of the UK due to Brexit, according to a survey from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

A blockchain study lets shoppers monitor organic bacon provenance

Blockchain takes off in food and drink

By Rick Pendrous

The pursuit of improved traceability and fraud prevention along the global food supply chain has resulted in the increased use of sophisticated computer systems, which allow secure information sharing between those involved in transactions along the chain.

The imported contaminated eggs scandal could have been avoided with better supply chain management, claimed Adjuno

Contaminated egg scandal ‘could have been avoided’

By James Ridler

The fipronil imported egg scandal – which saw at least 700,000 eggs contaminated with the insecticide enter the UK – could have been avoided with stronger supply chain management, claims consultancy Adjuno.

Respond to Food Manufacture's Supply chain and logistics survey 2017 now for your chance to win £100 of Amazon vouchers

Survey to highlight supply chain priorities

By Matt Atherton

The Food Manufacture Group is conducting an online survey to gauge the industry’s views on the ever-changing food and drink supply chain and logistics sector. Enter now for your chance to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers.