Critical Issues

How to beat the back to work blues

How to beat the back to work blues

That September feeling: we all know it. Summer is over, the weather begins to turn, and the next bank holiday isn't until Christmas - an eternity away.

Enforcing packaging standards across the supply chain delivers ethical and financial value

Enforcing packaging standards across the supply chain delivers ethical and financial value

Switched on brands are becoming ever more aware of the importance of packaging when it comes to consumer experience.

Phone addiction is leading to decline in high street sales

Phone addiction is leading to decline in high street sales

New research published by Textlocal, one of the UK's leading SMS marketing platforms, highlights how a third of respondents feel that they are dependent on their smartphones and that 80% now use their mobiles for shopping, with one in five doing so at least once a day.

Brexit concerns loom large, despite businesses doing all they can to prepare

Brexit concerns loom large, despite businesses doing all they can to prepare

Fears over Brexit appear to be increasing businesses' perception of the risks in their supply chain, despite evidence suggesting many have taken steps to ready themselves for a post-Brexit environment, a new report has found.

Hackney’s ban on HGVs will damage local economy, says FTA

Hackney’s ban on HGVs will damage local economy, says FTA

One of the UK's largest business groups, The Freight Transport Association (FTA), has spoken out against Hackney Council's decision to introduce an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) zone from 3 September 2018, citing the detrimental effect a ban on goods vehicles will have on local businesses and the wider Hackney community.

Explosion risk from hand pallet trucks

Explosion risk from hand pallet trucks

Businesses may be unaware that hand pallet trucks operating in potentially explosive atmospheres have the potential to cause ignition, warns safety company Pyroban.

FLTA reveals materials handling's 'biggest mistake'

FLTA reveals materials handling's 'biggest mistake'

Responding to reports of companies selling lift trucks without any regards for suitability, the Fork Lift Truck Association is urging companies employing forklifts to use caution when appointing new suppliers.

Hiab strengthens its global leadership ambition in cranes by acquiring EFFER S.p.A from the CTE Group

Hiab strengthens its global leadership ambition in cranes by acquiring EFFER S.p.A from the CTE Group

Hiab, part of Cargotec, and a global leader in on-road load handling, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR 50 million.

Smart and sustainable packaging trends can coexist and grow harmoniously, says GlobalData

Smart and sustainable packaging trends can coexist and grow harmoniously, says GlobalData

Packaging is critical for enhancing the functionality of products as well as winning over new consumers. Of late, smart and sustainable packaging trends have gathered pace owing to busy lifestyles and rising per capita disposable income of consumers across the globe.

BEC secures partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies

BEC secures partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies

BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd has formed a partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies Ltd., a market-leading manufacturer of secure automated locker solutions.

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