potato shortage

Trends

Japan faces potato shortage

Japan is currently facing a major shortage of potatoes. The problem has become so severe that McDonald’s has been forced to limit the portion size of French fries for its customers. In an attempt to …

Picnic

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Picnic seeks alternative location after fire in hub

Various local businesses offered online grocery retailer Picnic a ‘home’ after fire destroyed its hub in the Dutch town of Roosendaal on 28 December. Even so, it will take a while before the e-tailer is …

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warehouses

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Employees regard warehouses as a hotbed for COVID-19 transmission

Warehouses are a hotbed for coronavirus transmission, according to 39% of people working in the logistics sector. This is one of the findings from a survey conducted by workforce management specialist Protime among more than …

skills shortage

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Skills shortage

According to regular reports in the general media and financial press, the Dutch labour market is in a tight squeeze. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the labour market worldwide, and the Netherlands has not remained …

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Isabelle Conrot

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Isabelle Conrot, Roche Pharma: “I want my legacy to be a lean and agile supply chain organization”

“The right doors opened for me at the right time,” says Isabelle Conrot who has spent her entire career – 27 years – working for the Swiss healthcare company, Roche. Always curious to see where …

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