Chain Reaction Podcast News Round Up 5th August

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All things impacting global supply chains this week with Tony Hines

  • The Freemantle Highway caught fire and is being towed to safety close to the Dutch coast. It has just under 4,000 cars on board.
  • Wilko a 90 year old brand is likely to go into administration. It is a much loved family business with 400 stores and 12,000 employees. It operates in a very competitive market segment and has competition from B&M, Home Bargains and the Range. B&M and the Range have more out of town stores which is convenient for consumers wanting to buy bulky items.
  • X marks the spot – the big X had to be removed from Twitters San Francisco HQ because the neighbours complained.
  • Hyundai and Kia recall more than 91,000 vehicles in the US
  • The Food Farming and Countryside Commission in the UK has started a national conversation about food and food security.
  • The Rhine river levels fall causing problems for water transport damaging trade.
  • Bank of England raises interest rates 0.25% to 5.25%.
  • Heatwaves, droughts and floods in Europe impacting crops and food supplies.

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About Tony Hines and the Chain Reaction Podcast – All About Supply Chain Advantage

I have been researching and writing about supply chains for over 25 years. I wrote my first book on supply chain strategies in the early 2000s. Each week we have special episodes on particular topics relating to supply chains. We have a weekly news round up every Saturday at 12 noon. All things impacting global supply chains in that week, so come and join us on the Chain Reaction podcast. I look forward to seeing you there.

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