Decline in British food exports may be short-lived

The UKā€™s food and drink exports in the first half of 2023 increased by Ā£0.5bn from the same period in 2022 and while that should be good news, inflation has pushed up values, while volumes in almost all our top 10 products fell, with whiskey, beef and pork slipping 20%. With high inflation impacting most

Visibility in the food supply chain

For many importers, the underlying problem that prevented them from pivoting their supply chain as the pandemicā€™s impact became more pervasive was lack of visibility and control upstream.  The food supply chain has stabilised since the pandemic, but new macro events continue to create disruption, including the war in Ukraine and the cost of living

FDF member update: UK border changes impact for food industry

The UK Government is finally planning to introduce new checks on food imports coming into the UK from this October, with new checks under its Border Target Operating Model (TOM) set to be phased in over the following year. In April 2022, the UK government opted to delay the final phase of its planned border

Sharing best practice in shipping foodstuffs

Shipping foodstuffs is fraught with safety, compliance and regulatory requirements, which if not followed, could see authorities seize and destroy goods and could even see the shipper charged for the cost of destroying their goods. This is why smart shippers work with our experts, who share their knowledge with members of the Food and Drink