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The Brexit Stockpile

19 Oct, 2018
Continuing with the Brexit theme after our blog past last month on the government’s advice for the food sector, this month, we are looking at the impact on food storage in the...
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“No Deal” Brexit – government advice for the food sector

24 Sep, 2018
As announced earlier this year, the government published its first series of technical notices dealing with a ‘no-deal’ Brexit scenario. Of particular note to the food and...
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Key Issues for Food Suppliers – Take Home Messages from GCA 2018

25 Jun, 2018
Understanding The Groceries Code and the approach taken by the adjudicator, can help food suppliers level the playing field when dealing with large supermarkets.  At her annual...
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Cost increases on the horizon in April for the pub and restaurant industry

21 Mar, 2018
March and April bring the end of the financial year and tax year for many companies, but this April will also bring more costs increases for the pub and restaurant industry. The...
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Fresh produce left rotting as migrant workers vote to leave the UK

16 Feb, 2018
by: Cripps
The uncertainty over Brexit, and in particular the UK’s stance over immigration, is impacting on the supply of seasonal migrant labour to fresh produce farms, resulting in...
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The Groceries Code

6 Feb, 2018
Do you supply products to supermarkets?  If so, it’s important you understand your rights under The Groceries (Supply Chain Practices) Market Investigation Order 2009 (Groceries...
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What does Brexit mean for UK farming?

23 Jan, 2018
Contributing almost £30 billion a year to the economy, food and drink is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.  Farming, more specifically, is crucial to the food industry. ...
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What should you do if food safety concerns arise about your products?

11 Jan, 2018
The EU’s General Food Law Regulation (GFL) prohibits unsafe food being placed on the market.  In addition to public health concerns and potential liability to end consumers...
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The collapse of Palmer & Harvey – a salient warning to us all…

14 Dec, 2017
The collapse of Palmer & Harvey, the UK’s No. 1 wholesale delivery business last month sent shock waves through the industry. Despite the fact that its cash flow problems...
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Pubs decline whilst craft beer booms

12 Dec, 2017
Whilst the popularity of craft beer is increasing in both pubs and supermarkets, there’s been a rapid decline in the number of pubs in Britain. So where will independent...
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What can a chocolate bar teach us about contract law?

22 Nov, 2017
Did you know that whenever you buy a chocolate bar you are entering into a contract?  You probably haven’t given it much thought, but this everyday scenario can teach us quite a...
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“Meal Deals” – not so sweet anymore?

7 Nov, 2017
by: Cripps
The government has over the years introduced measures to reduce sugar-related health diseases including: a sugar tax on soft drinks; a “traffic light” system (grading the...
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The rise of ‘clean supreme’ in the food and drink industry

27 Oct, 2017
With increased demand for clean and simply labelled foods it seems that ‘green’ is becoming ‘the new black’.  So what is the ‘clean supreme’ trend all about? It’s...
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“Food Matters Live” event comes to Cripps

12 Oct, 2017
by: Cripps
We recently hosted the Food Matters Live industry briefing in conjunction with HSBC and Produced in Kent. Attended by a range of professionals working in the food and drink sector...
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Brand Protection – It Matters

28 Sep, 2017
Regardless of your place in the food and drink industry, brand matters. Whether a business mainly deals with other businesses or if its main income is from enticing consumers, a...
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Automation of the warehouse

26 Sep, 2017
Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer has implemented a state-of-the-art warehouse automation solution which it is claimed has reduced ‘pick-time’ from 2...
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Protecting your brand: a costly lesson learned…

8 Sep, 2017
Paul Hollywood hit the headlines again this week, but this time for all the wrong reasons. He has been accused of bully boy tactics after being drawn into a dispute with an...
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Top tips for food partnerships

21 Aug, 2017
Here’s our top tips if you’re operating your food business in a partnership.  Many farmers or others involved in food businesses trade together in partnership.  This can be...
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Review your supply chain – slavery and human trafficking are ‘far more prevalent than previously thought’

11 Aug, 2017
by: Cripps
Companies in the food & drink sector need to be aware of their obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) – do you? The MSA came into force on 29 October 2015 and...
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Regulating our future

25 Jul, 2017
by: Cripps
Since February 2016, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been consulting with consumers, food businesses and other parts of local and national government, and food regulators in...
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