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Supply Chain

Different problems in different places
The challenge of crop segregation in GM-producing regions of the world has added considerably to administration and transport costs in parts of Australia.
By Andy Doyle on 11 September 2017
36% of UK food businesses ‘unviable’ without EU workers – report
A new report has highlighted the concerns of businesses regarding the workforce in the farm-to-fork supply chain within the UK amid Brexit talks.
By Alison Sinnott on 24 August 2017
The obvious question is why Irish farmers have not seen the rapid growth in exports of this premium product reflected in the milk price?
By Justin McCarthy on 24 August 2017
Impact assessment on food chain reform open for feedback
There is one week left to submit feedback on tackling unfair trading practices in the food supply chain.
By Phelim O'Neill on 14 August 2017
Lorcan Allen speaks to Angel Versetti, chief executive of Ambrosus, a blockchain technology company that aims to bring greater transparency to the food supply chains.
By Lorcan Allen on 15 August 2017
With Brexit negotiations underway, Phelim O'Neill takes a look back at his trip to Switzerland in summer 2016 to see how the Swiss farm support model works.
By Phelim O'Neill on 10 August 2017
From humble beginnings Moy Park is the largest private sector company in Northern Ireland.
By David Wright on 23 June 2017
Peter McCann speaks to McDonald’s UK supply chain director Connor McVeigh about the suppliers providing the food for the fast food chain.
By Peter McCann on 13 May 2017
What do consumers know about the food supply chain?
An event entitled “Bridging the gap between producers and consumers” was held in Belfast on Thursday evening.
By Peter McCann on 07 April 2017
Questions should be asked as to how the actions of co-ops in recent years have contributed to the situation in which the sector now finds itself.
By Justin McCarthy on 30 March 2017
Coalition of UK supply chain bodies sets Brexit trade priorities
A coalition of industry bodies from across the supply chain has agreed a series of Brexit priorities for the industry and circulated it among UK government departments.
By Peter McCann on 27 March 2017
US pork processing giant Smithfield Foods is set to take over Polish meat processor Pini Poland, as well as its two subsidiary companies, Hamburger Pini and Royal Chicken.
By Matthew Halpin on 12 April 2017
Neil Kerrigan of Enterprise Ireland on the importance of certainty around timber supply and price for the forestry industry.
By Donal Magner on 23 March 2017
Dairy farmers not getting benefit of exchange rate – UFU
Co-ops in Northern Ireland held the milk price this week, but the UFU say prices are still below what the market can return.
By Amy McShane on 16 March 2017
Dawn Farm Foods manufactures cooked and fermented meats for the foodservice and manufacturing sectors at its headquarters in Kildare.
By Lorcan Allen on 02 February 2017
Dawn Farms signs €850m contract with Subway
The Irish food exporter will supply over 4,000 Subway restaurants in over 30 countries across Europe.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 01 February 2017
Eoin Lowry analyses the export growth numbers and asks who is benefiting?
By Eoin Lowry on 12 January 2017
Consensus building for EU fair food chain legislation
Most participants to the European Parliament meeting on agricultural markets supported European-level legislation for better protection for farmers in their relations with processors and retailers.
By Thomas Hubert on 09 January 2017
CEO of the Ulster Farmers Union, Wesley Aston, said he does not think the comments of UK farm minister George Eustice made at the Oxford Farming Conference on ending direct payments are set in stone.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 07 January 2017
ABP joins €1.6bn European food consortium
Larry Goodman’s ABP Food Group has been selected to be one of 50 partners across 13 different countries to lead research project EIT Food over the next seven years.
By Odile Evans on 05 January 2017
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