Tag: consumer demands

Global Food Safety Conference 2015: Transparency must span the entire supply chain 12th March 2015 From

Global Food Safety Conference 2015: Transparency must span the entire supply chain

Last week saw the GFSi’s annual conference, uniting figures from the retail and manufacturing communities. While many topics were discussed, there was an overarching focus on how increasing consumer demands and supply chain complexity are driving the need to ensure food safety. Some of the key topics discussed this year included:

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The Age of the Discounter – Part 2: opportunities 15th August 2014 From

The Age of the Discounter – Part 2: opportunities

In our last blog, we discussed the rise of discount supermarkets, and how they had become able to compete so effectively with other, more established retailers. Today, we will look at how retailers can react to this and ensure that they are still offering products and value that will keep shoppers coming back for more.

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FIR Regulation – The Challenge ahead 14th July 2014 From

FIR Regulation – The Challenge ahead

Quite apart from it being Bastille Day today, it seems a lot of peoples’ thoughts are on Europe at the moment. The European Union has revised its legislation requiring the food industry to improve the level of information for consumers on the origin and nutritional value of food products. The new rules on origin of unprocessed meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry will apply from 13 December 2014, while the mandatory obligation to provide nutrition information will apply from 13 December 2016. With these changes becoming mandatory in a relatively short amount of time, by acting now retailers and manufacturers can ensure that the changeover is as seamless as possible and introduce complete transparency in the supply chain to satisfy consumers and regulators alike.

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