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Risk in Context Blog

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.

Are You Keeping Track of Your Supply Chain?

Posted by David Tate 19 August 2019

Traditional supply chains and their processes today are experiencing unprecedented change. This has been stimulated by a number of global factors, including an unstable political and economic environment, extreme weather, evolving consumer preferences, and the considerable shift towards automation and digitalisation.

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Food Delivery – Disrupting the future

Posted by David Tate 13 August 2019

The rapid rise of online food and meal delivery by retailers, restaurants, and producers was born out of a desire to improve the customer experience. These new models, new solutions, and partnerships are creating disruptive business opportunities.

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Thinking Biometrics: Smile to Pay, Check-In-Out & to Access the Production Line

Posted by David Tate 28 May 2019

Building resiliency for retail, food and leisure organisations as they prepare for new risks whilst embracing biometric innovation.

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Supply Chain Back to Basics and the Carbon Dioxide Shortage

Posted by David Tate 17 July 2018

Read about carbon dioxide shortage and building resilience in the supply chain according to Marsh.

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Supply Chain Disintermediation in a Disruptive World

Posted by David Tate 30 April 2018

Rapid advances in automation, single sourcing and cloud computing provide efficiencies for organisations, but bring supply chain risks for retail and food manufacturing supply networks.  

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Business Interruption in Today’s Technological World – Time to Rethink?

Posted by David Tate 10 January 2018

Many retail, food and beverage businesses may not have quantified the loss of revenue if their systems were hacked or taken offline. These risks demand a new approach.

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Danger in the Aisles – a Retailer’s Liability

Posted by David Tate 18 October 2017

Retailers should ensure their suppliers have adequate product liability and recall insurance, and routinely check that higher-risk products are child proof. Retailers have a duty of care to keep the shopping environment as risk-free as possible.

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General Data Protection Regulation – What Does It Mean for the Retail, Food, and Leisure Industry?

Posted by David Tate 04 August 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the retail, food, and leisure industry must be meticulous about data security.  The regulation presents opportunity.

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Managing Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Today

Posted by David Tate 18 May 2017

End-to-end supply chain visibility is critical. Build a detailed strategy across the supply chain to respond to shifts in consumer behaviour, product recalls, and unpredictive weather.  

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