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27 March 2020
The EU has instructed member states to take steps to improve the flow of goods across borders during the Coronavirus crisis. Border crossings must now incorporate “Green” lanes, which will allow freight of all kinds to pass with minimal delay or discrimination. Crossing a border should take no more than 15 minutes. States are also urged to suspend other measures which might disrupt the flow...
26 March 2020
Consumer goods company Unilever has announced a series of measures aimed at supporting consumers, communities and suppliers. Product donations, partnerships and education programmes Unilever is donating products such as soap, sanitiser, bleach and food worth at least €50 million to the COVID Action Platform of the World Economic Forum, whilst adapting its current manufacturing lines to prod...
25 March 2020
Morrisons introduces a new next-day delivery service of food and essentials boxes during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Choice between a meat or vegetarian box, costing £35 The new service, called Morrisons Food Boxes, enables shoppers to choose between a meat or a vegetarian box. The boxes contain £30 worth of groceries, while an additional cost of £5 is charged for delivery to shopp...
25 March 2020
INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has revealed it will build a hand sanitiser factory in Newton Aycliffe, near Middlesbrough, and another one in Germany, within ten days. One million hand sanitisers per month The new plants are due to tackle the shortage of hand sanitisers in Europe by producing one million of them per month. According to INEOS, they will be produce...
25 March 2020
With the COVID-19 outbreak challenging supply chain teams around the world, the ECR community in Italy has developed some best practice for teams operating in affected areas. The guidance, which is aimed at reducing COVID-19 risk in logistics, has been developed by a group of companies and academics with the support of the Italian Logistics Association. The advice pulls on observations from...
24 March 2020
Across the world companies are increasing their collaboration to help fight the pandemic and tackle product shortages. Global spirit manufacturers Diageo, Anheuser-Busch and Pernod Ricard are helping with the production of hand sanitisers. Diageo to enable the production of eight million bottles of hand sanitiser Distiller Diageo has pledged to make available 2 million liters of Grain Neutr...
24 March 2020
Research and training charity, IGD, has been bringing the food and grocery industry together in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19), engaging with retailers, manufacturers, government, trade associations and other key stakeholders, to help ensure food is able to flow through the supply chain and reach those people most in need. Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, said: “We all understand that this i...
24 March 2020
Food and grocery businesses across the supply chain are working closely with government to maintain availability of food and essentials, despite the challenges raised by Coronavirus (COVID-19). The government has already relaxed certain aspects of competition law in order to facilitate co-operation between retailers. Laws on vehicle operation and environmental protection have also been adjuste...
19 March 2020
Suppliers are reacting quickly to support health and medical services fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as helping provide shoppers with products that help them too. LVMH to produce hand sanitiser free of charge for hospitals Due to the shortage of hand sanitiser gel in France, LVMH CEO, Bernard Arnault, has asked the group’s health and beauty factories to start producing h...
19 March 2020
The impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having is unprecedented, with retailers and manufacturers around the world dealing with a sudden sharp increase in demand for goods. We know retailers are highly effective at dealing with significant changes in trade when given time to plan. However, time is a luxury the current situation has not afforded, and this is reflected in what’s being seen at the sh...

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