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27 November 2018
Discover more about supply chain processes by following a product on its journey from farm to factory at G’s Fresh. You’ll understand how skilled labour achieves the best results on the farm, before seeing how technological innovation in the factory has driven greater efficiency and reduced Cost of Goods (COGs). Bear in mind these questions when watching the video: Are your processe...
27 November 2018
How can you respond positively to failures or mistakes? One supply chain leader offers her perspective at a recent Supply Chain Horizons Q&A session.    Inspired to learn more? Professionals from supply chain and across the food and grocery industry have shared their career stories in our playlist . PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP ...
27 November 2018
Have you ever poured your blood, sweat and tears into your category vision only to find it fails to gain traction with your customers? Here are a few things to consider before taking your vision external: 1. Consider complexity and prioritise Initiatives that have the largest potential usually require retailer support, with change to in-store environments. Be realistic on timi...
26 November 2018
For as long as there is a possibility that a deal might not be signed off on Brexit, the food and grocery sector faces a daunting to-do list to prepare for this worst-case scenario.  Hopefully, your business has already considered this possibility, prepared an action plan and begun to work on it. Each company’s list is likely to be unique but here is a generic checklist to use as a cross-ref...
26 November 2018
On-shelf availability is arguably the most important measure of success for supply chain teams.  This is especially true in low-growth environments where sales growth can depend on increasing availability. Understand the other ways in which availability can impact your business, then see seven areas of focus for improving. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR REGULAR UPDATES...
23 November 2018
The UK government has published a series of 106 ‘technical papers’ providing advice to companies on preparing for a No Deal Brexit. This is obviously a lot for anyone to digest and so we have summarised the key points here for you. We do however recommend that you read in full any paper that covers a critical element for your business. 1. Trading with the EU In the event of No Deal, th...
22 November 2018
However much (or little) disruption it might entail, we will get beyond the initial transition period. So, we brought together almost a hundred food and grocery CEOs to discuss building productivity, exports and skills to deliver lasting prosperity. See our conclusions.   DOWNLOAD BREXIT AND ECONOMICS FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP
22 November 2018
“I believe we can get a good deal, but, it’s right that we say, because we don't know what the outcome is going to be, let's prepare for every eventuality.” Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, July 2018.  Although the UK and EU are working hard on a settlement, there is no guarantee of success and No Deal remains a possibility. This note summarises the main short-term risks of that scenario ...
20 November 2018
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14 November 2018
Propercorn, known for its delicious, healthy popcorn flavours, was born in 2011. It’s now a dynamic and growing business with its products available in 15 countries. Propercorn became an IGD member in 2014/15. We spoke to Sorcha Norris, head of category, to find out how membership has helped the company develop. You can improve your understanding of the wider industry Your small bu...