London’s food supply chains are at increasing risk of service failure, says new UKWA report
The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has previewed a landmark report for the food logistics industry. Feeding London 2030 - a study commissioned by UKWA and delivered by Global 78 - highlights key challenges ahead, explores future issues affecting food industry logistics in and around London, and vitally, offers valuable insights into potential strategic solutions.
“Things are becoming stretched across London’s food and drink supply chain and current logistics thinking will not be fit for purpose for much longer.
“New trends in the way food and drink are bought and consumed added to the capital’s changing population profile and a transport infrastructure that is already creaking, will bring significant challenges to food and drink manufacturers, retailers and the logistics companies tasked with supplying food and drink that is both safe and delivered on time to London’s retail and food service sectors. And their ability to do so at an appropriate cost.
“For too long the food and drink industry and their logistics partners have been reactive in their approach to meeting changing consumer demands. This report provides a chance to identify and assess future trends and, as a result, gives stakeholders the chance to ‘get on the front foot’.
“Everyone in the business of moving food and beverages into and around London is aware of the increasing difficulties. This study brings together all the facts in a single report, offering remarkable insights along the supply chain and an informed, cogent response to the challenges ahead. It’s important, as the Association for the logistics industry that we support members and the wider community in providing valuable intelligence for successful forward planning.”
The report, which will be available from May 15th, will be essential reading for the logistics community, grocery retailers, food and drink manufacturers and distributors, waste management companies, Government agencies and industrial property agents.
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