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Speaking in front of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation, said that rising costs across the supply chain must be addressed.
The multi-billion-pound offer made by Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has been passed by the supermarket’s shareholders following months of negotiations.
The supermarket chain has unveiled its first store in central London where customers can shop and pay without scanning a product or using a checkout.
The recruitment drive is designed to fulfil a variety of roles, including 500 posts in Asda’s depots and 1,500 home delivery driver positions.
The supermarket chain has announced plans to create 135 large goods vehicle (LGV) driver apprenticeships on a 12 to 15-month programme in 2022.
The government has said that an extension to the number of deliveries overseas lorry drivers can make in the UK is likely to be beneficial to food supply chains, by ensuring lorries coming into the UK are used more efficiently.
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After meeting with trade bodies across the food and drink industry, the government has said it will intervene in the current CO2 shortages.
Ian Wright, chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has written to the government, warning that the food supply chain is “now seriously compromised by the disruptions in the supply of CO2.”
Ranjit Singh Boparan, CEO of Bernard Matthews, has warned that the crisis ‘could ruin Christmas’ unless the government intervenes.
The UK government has set out a new timetable for introducing full import controls for goods being imported from the EU to the UK.
The UK government has announced plans to accelerate the process of obtaining an HGV driver licence as a means of tackling the nationwide labour shortages.
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