plastic packaging

The government is focused on reducing plastic packaging: what will change?

David Burrows looks at the shift in perceptions and policies around the use of plastic packaging. Any day now, the Treasury is expected to launch a call for evidence on how charges and taxes could...
Brexit

The Brexit battle over food

Brexit is the food industry’s biggest battle since the Second World War, David Burrows learns If Ian Wright, director-general at the Food and Drink Federation, had aimed to cast a shadow over the first few...
P&H

P&H: A wake-up call

Priyanka Jethwa looks at what happens next in wholesale after the collapse of Palmer & Harvey A catastrophic turn of events has left in its wake the collapse of the UK’s second-biggest wholesaler and fifth-biggest private...

Glimmers of hope: how to compete with a Booker/Tesco merger

Priyanka Jethwa finds out what wholesalers can do to compete against a merged Booker/Tesco. Now that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given the Booker/Tesco merger the provisional go-ahead, all bets are off. But...
supplier availability

How wholesalers can overcome availability challenges

Priyanka Jethwa on how wholesalers can overcome damaging availability challenges. Supplier availability falling short is the cause of myriad headaches in wholesale. Booker, Bestway and Palmer & Harvey (P&H) have all expressed concern, and Better Wholesaling...