London’s food supply chains at increasing risk of service failure, says new UKWA report

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) previewed landmark report Feeding London 2030 at the recent FoodEx 2016 exhibition.

“Things are becoming stretched across London’s food and drink supply chain and current logistics thinking will UKWA fl2030 previewnot be fit for purpose for much longer,” warned author of the report, Global 78’s Andrew Morgan. “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’.”