The Second Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum – Discussion Roundup

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The food and drink sector is facing a number of imposing challenges. Supermarkets continue to wage price wars, which in turn heap further cost pressure on their already stretched suppliers. As a result, some suppliers have cut corners and scandals such as “horse-gate” have erupted. Subsequent reforms aimed at improving the sector’s supply chains are likely to create further complications. …

Horse meat saga reveals lack of visibility in supply chains

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The discovery of horse meat in a number of supermarket products has outraged the British public and led to a call for more stringent checks. One of the most disturbing elements of the story is the lack of clarity regarding which company is responsible for the contamination. Retailers and suppliers have all taken to blaming each other. Aldi, Findus and …

4C Associates HobNobs with United Biscuits in Procurement Expansion

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Procurement company increases management spend contract to over £170m per annum across UK and Northern Europe   London, UK– 1 December 2009: 4C Associates, a CIPS prize-winning procurement solutions company, today announces the expansion of its procurement services contract with United Biscuits, expanding its total spend management for the company to over £170m per annum. This represents a significant increase …