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Hot Topic: Food & Drink Industry Procurement Forum

4C Associates hosted the second Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum meeting in October 2014.
Procurement professionals working in the food and drink sector have long faced a series of challenges which are unique to their organisations. Balancing these issues with the ever increasing pressure to reduce costs and deliver sustainable growth is becoming more and more difficult.
The Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum was launched by 4C Associates as a platform for leading CPOs working in the food and drink sector to share ideas, challenges and expand their personal networks. Meetings are held under Chatham House Rules.
A group of UK based Chief Procurement Officers and Procurement Directors from large food and drink manufacturing companies got together to celebrate the first of a series of Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forums 2014.

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With a recent study revealing that almost a third of the FTSE 100 have used the same auditor for more than 20 years, Antony Ray makes the case for increased procurement involvement.
Since the Prime Minister’s announcement of his intention to hold a referendum on the future of the UK’s relationship with the European Union, questions around the impact of a possible change have seldom been far from the minds of businesses and the media alike. But what would the impact be on procurement?
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