Supply Chain

The factory produces brands including Twiglets and Jacob's

Pladis: ‘Door remains open’ for union discussions

By Michelle Perrett

Pladis, which produces Jacob’s Cream Crackers and Twiglets, at its factory in Aintree has said its door “remains open” with union GMB after 750 of its workers are to stage a permanent strike over pay.

The food and drink sector is facing more strike action

Food and drink workers set for more strike action

By Michelle Perrett

A raft of further strike action is set to plague the food and drink sector as unions continue to call for better pay for staff in the wake of the cost-of-living crisis.

What challenges now face the food and drink supply chain?

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Challenges and developments in the food and drink supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

With the food and drink industry under constant threat from global pressures such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, how has the supply chain managed to keep up and running and what new developments do operators need to be aware of?

Food and drink M&A dropped in the past year as uncertainty continued to rise

F&B deals fall as business uncertainty bites

By Michelle Perrett

The number of UK food and drink deals have dropped by 20% with value falling by 90% in the year to August, driven by business uncertainty, debt availability and the changing appetite for risk.

The Government plans to cap the price of wholesale energy for businesses this winter

Government's Energy Relief Scheme: Industry response

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s plans to cap the cost of energy for businesses have been broadly welcomed by members of the food and drink industry, but concerns over the kind of support manufacturers can expect remain prevalent.

There are 'significant' risks in the global food system

Fragile global food system is 'ill prepared'

By Michelle Perrett

The fragile global food system 'ill prepared' to weather shocks like the war in Ukraine and this summer’s heatwaves, the latest 11th edition of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) has revealed.

Don't miss your chance to ask our expert panel your pressing food industry questions

Food resilience webinar: Get your questions in now

By Gwen Ridler

With just over a week left till our free webinar, Food Chain Resilience: Paths to Success, don’t miss your chance to get your pressing questions answered by our panel of experts.