Shipping companies are warning that EU rules on emissions due to come into force in 2015 will push up freight costs by 30 per cent unless they are given more time to fit new technology.
"We wish to keep barley relevant and interesting for growers by helping them develop their business in a qualitative, sustainable and profitable way,” said Tony Milikin, AB InBev chief procurement officer.
The Lynx Purchasing Summer 2014 Market Forecast also predicted “potentially higher” prices for beef and lamb for the summer and autumn.
The Committee on Standards in Public Life has urged the UK government to positively reinforce the right ethical culture and behaviour of providers of public services in contracts.
The AirPlus International Global Travel Management Study found that data security is the top priority for 68 per cent of respondents.
An investigation into allegations of price-fixing between sports bra producer DB Apparel UK and three leading UK retailers has found "no grounds for action".
A total of 52 organisations have made the shortlist for this year's CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014, with Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems and Surrey County Council leading the way with multiple nominations in the team categories.
The shortlist for the individual categories at the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014 has been announced, with seven procurement professionals up for the prestigious honours.
Morse was made a Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) for his services to Parliament and public sector audit.
Marks and Spencer has set fresh targets and extended its Plan A sustainability programme to its global operations.
A group of 80 organisations and individuals have written to Apple calling on the firm to eliminate dangerous chemicals from its supply chain and replace them with safe alternatives.