Supply Chain and Logistics

Supply chain flexibility and decentralisation crucial for retail resilience

Supply chain professionals from the likes of Morrisons, Mondelēz, and Holland & Barrett are planning to prioritise supply chain resilience and flexibility when building...

Global poultry production to reach 137m tonnes in 2020

In 2019, the global poultry market increased by 6% to $231.5B, rising for the third consecutive year after two years of decline. The market...

How Covid-19 is affecting the labelling industry

A whitepaper written by Rachel Littleboy from Fix-a-Form International, considers opportunities as well as problems that have arisen in the labelling industry during the...

Superior visibility for the supply chain

Applied to the outermost layer of packaging, tertiary coding and labelling are crucial to supply chain logistics during warehouse storage and bulk transportation.Ideal for...

Superior visibility for the supply chain

Applied to the outermost layer of packaging, tertiary coding and labelling are crucial to supply chain logistics during warehouse storage and bulk transportation.Ideal for...

KZN protesters loot R500 000 in meat from delivery trucks

Meat to the value of almost R500 000 was looted from three trucks belonging to Vryheid Meatmasters on Monday (6 July), after the company’s...

Nespresso announces $170m investment in Romont centre expansion

Nespresso has announced that it will invest CHF 160 million ($170 million) into its Romont production centre in Switzerland to meet growing consumer demand...

Report highlights role of plastic in reducing carbon emissions

A new report commissioned by Veolia has claimed that plastic can produce the lowest carbon emissions compared with packaging alternatives, providing it is recycled...

Uber launches grocery delivery in Latin America, Canada with US to...

Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday further expanded delivery offerings, launching an app-based grocery service in several Latin American and Canadian cities, with the United...

Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil...

Born in the Netherlands and brought up in Germany, it wasn’t until I was 21 that I met my first coconut. It was on...

Rise in Brazil’s sugar production may ‘topple’ global market

There is growing concern that if the Brazilian ethanol market remained weak, the global sugar market could be flooded, which would send prices plummeting.In...

Consumer confidence plummets in second quarter

Consumer confidence slumped to its worst levels in 35 years, during the second quarter of 2020 as households grappled with the economic fallout of...

Manufacturers offering flexibility will win-out in post-COVID world, says GlobalData

Clothing manufacturers will need to be open to offering buyers significantly more flexibility if they hope to secure greater orders in a post-COVID world,...

Nestlé Waters brands to reduce environmental footprint of their packaging and...

Vittel and S.Pellegrino are teaming up with retailer Carrefour and circular shopping platform Loop to offer their natural mineral water in reusable, one-liter glass...

Omnia returns to profit as restructuring bears fruit

Chemicals and fertiliser group Omnia says it is optimistic that extensive restructuring across its business lines will help it adapt to changing demand in...

South Africa vs Coronavirus: Exports keeping agriculture afloat

In the sixth part of our series on the impact of COVID-19 on South Africa, we look at the agriculture sector, where the citrus...

South Africa vs Coronavirus: Exports keeping agriculture afloat

In the sixth part of our series on the impact of COVID-19 on South Africa, we look at the agriculture sector, where the citrus...

The importance of timing to strawberry production

Professional Horticultural Consulting (PHC) near George in the Western Cape ventured into commercial strawberry production in 2014, after receiving complaints about the price and...