January 18, 2019
Nothing has been decided and nothing is in place as we approach the 29th March, so the best we in the food industry can do is focus on the outcomes that seem more likely given recent events. It’s a situational analysis exercise I’ve gotten used to doing every time there’s a Brexit story in the news. What is now the likely outcome, how will this affect us, and our customers? So how does it look right now?
November 21, 2018
Publication of the UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement has resulted turmoil in the media, with MPs and leading national figures coming out on both sides and in between. Theresa May is battling to persuade parliament and the nation that her deal is the best option but where does it leave the food logistics sector?
October 29, 2018
We’re taking this opportunity to urge food manufacturers to secure storage space now. Storage space across the industry; amongst our competitors and within our own network of coldstores is already being squeezed by the demand for stockpiling by food manufacturers and retailers in the lead up to the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union.
October 03, 2018
Stories and features, like the BCC’s recent “Brexit Questions: Warehouse Edition” regarding warehousing in the face of Brexit are becoming more and more frequent in the media, and for good reason.
August 24, 2018
As the 29th of March 2019 draws closer the possibility of a “No-Deal” Brexit appears increasingly likely, so much so that the UK government has released a series of 24 documents providing guidance in the event they cannot negotiate a deal in time. While the government assures us that the guidance is only a formality it raises the question, what impact will a “No-Deal” Brexit have on the food industry and what safe guards can be put in place now?
August 21, 2018
We might have only just crested the peak of summer holiday season but for manufacturers Christmas is just around the corner. No one is more aware of that than the food industry for whom preparations have been in place since before the public had even tucked into last year’s turkey. Colin Taylor, Rick Bestwick Cold Stores CEO, gives his top tips for keeping ahead of the game this festive season.
June 07, 2018
The issue of food waste is extremely important for our industry and in his latest blog Stuart Hancock explains how emerging technologies can help manufacturers and retailers reduce it.
May 24, 2018
Stuart Hancock gives his take on how to enhance supply chain flexibility and reaction due during periods of high variability in demand, such as the upcoming world cup and BBQ season.
March 15, 2018
A summary of the information and lessons learned from my experiences at Gulfood Dubai 2018, the largest food trade show in the world and a gathering place for forward thinkers from around the globe.
February 09, 2018
Stuart Hancock, Founder and Co-Owner of temperature controlled food specialist Rick Bestwick, Part of the Magnavale Group discusses the changes and opportunities to export goods afforded by Brexit.
November 24, 2017
Our own Alfredo De Torres Lopez speaks about trends in the Chilled and Frozen market upcoming in 2018.