Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, are co-creating a 638,000sq ft distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire. The facility, a digital warehouse of the future, will be occupied predominantly by Nestlé for its consumer packaged goods and will function… Read more »
The Barry Callebaut Group has announced its engagement in three key industry initiatives strengthening its engagement in the development of sustainable global supply chains and agriculture. “Becoming a member of SAI Platform and Aim Progress is an important step for us in working towards sustainability in our supply chains, particularly in sugar and dairy products,” comments Massimo Selmo, head of… Read more »
NSF International food safety experts say challenge will be in effective implementation as food fraud is a global issue that will require international cooperation and action.
India Government is tightening its grip over futurestrading of food grains in a bid to curb the growing concern over food security The proposed amendments in Essential Commodities Act could bring forth a ban on the trading of essential food grains including onion potatoes and grains in the futuresmarkets.A new provision has been proposed which enables the government to notify from time to time which items should be exempted from the purview of the ban. The amendment Act shall cover all food items both perishable and non perishable.
Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2014 conference on May 20, Cargill President and Chief Executive Officer David MacLennan highlighted complexities and tradeoffs involved in producing more food, more sustainably as a growing global population becomes more urban and more prosperous.
Product quality has never been more top-of-mind than it is for consumers today. Therefore, products of poor quality that enter the market can cause potentially serious damage to a company’s reputation. They also can expose distributors and food manufacturers to compensation claims.
Spanish company Premium Blendhub has created the Supply Chain Excellence Centre. Through this centre, the company says that it offers its clients a fully transparent management model of the raw materials used in food powder blends, allowing them to always know the cost and ingredients used in these products and, therefore, compare and optimise their costs and functionality.
Copersucar and Cargill announced today an agreement to combine their global sugar trading activities into a new joint venture that will originate, commercialize and trade raw and white sugar. The joint venture, in which both Copersucar and Cargill will own a 50-percent stake, will have a global footprint.
Mondelez International is taking another important step in creating a best-in-class global supply chain today by announcing plans to invest more than $130 million in new biscuit manufacturing technology and capabilities in its current U.S. network. The investment will focus on bakeries in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Richmond, Va., supporting priority cookie and cracker brands and product platforms. To enable this investment, the company will consolidate its current U.S. biscuit manufacturing footprint on the East Coast, resulting in the closure of its Philadelphia bakery by early 2015.
For more than a month, the news has been dominated by stories involving food products in Europe labeled as beef that have been shown to contain horse meat. The issue, which has now touched all of the large countries in Europe, emphasizes the importance of supply chain management, traceability and ethical behavior.