Chain Reaction Podcast News Round Up 29th October

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All things impacting global supply chains this week.

  • Inflation, one, two, three Prime Ministers in three months, big ships in Boston, Putin pushes the West faster to ditch oil and gas, Unilever raise prices, rail strikes and dock strikes.
  • Japan’s driverless vehicles approved
  • Tesco’s retail graduate scheme – Find out more about Tesco's Retail Graduate Programme and apply at 
  • ASCM event explaining SCOR- Register today!
  • Kaiser aluminium cost hit as suppliers disruption bites
  • SSAB shuts down Finish blast furnaces 6-8 weeks because of lower demand and over capacity in the industry
  • Boston port welcomes the biggest container ship to dock at the port
  • Contingency planning and European Gas Supply
  • LNG prices fall
  • Elon Musk finally takes over Twitter with a handle Chief Twit
  • Truckers going green in California
  • Apple decarbonising its supply chain
  • Centrica reopens a gas storage facility in UK
  • EU gas storage at 95 per cent. Most of Europe has three months or more in sore. The UK has just two weeks.
  • Interest rates expected to rise in the UK next week as the Bank of England applies inflationary control
  • Amazon share price falls as seasonal sales fail to meet market expectations
  • Other Big Tech stocks suffer too
  • Unilever volumes fall and prices rise by 12.5% blaming cost pressures
  • Retail vacancy rates are cause for concern
  • Halloween a retail opportunity
  • News on two upcoming special editions coming up

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