Fair Trade USA and PUR Projet partner to battle deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire

COTE D’IVOIRE - Fair Trade USA and PUR Project have partnered to end deforestation in cocoa supply chain and develop community-driven agroforestry projects within Fair Trade supply chains in Côte d’Ivoire. Cote d’Ivoire is said to have lost about 85% of its forest since 1960s due to agricultural expansion and this would likely affect its…

KFC returns to its old supplier Bidvest for chicken supplies after shortage

UK - KFC is returning to its old supplier, Bidvest Logistics, the leading supplier of logistics and supply chain, to resolve the embarrassing chicken shortage that forced the closure of hundreds of outlets last month. BBC news reported that Bidvest has signed a new agreement with KFC UK & Ireland to supply up to 350…

Bowler Metcalf reports 3% decline in revenue, blames decline on weather and supplies

SOUTH AFRICA - Politics, the weather, and supply problems were among the issues fizzy drinks maker Bowler Metcalf blamed for its flat performance in the six months to end-December. The holding company of SoftBev and Bowler Plastics reported a 3% decline in revenue to US$24.14 million and a 1% decline in after-tax profit to US$3.1…

Truck driver shortage impacting food deliveries

USA - The trucking industry is facing a shortage of qualified drivers, with more items to deliver than ever before. Trucks move about 70% of all freight in this country, and shipments and costs of produce and packaged good have already been impacted. “Shippers and wholesale suppliers, they're certainly going to feel the hit," said…