Manufacturing Workshop

Supply crisis: How avian flu hit outdoor equipment businesses

What happens when the product your business relies upon suffers a sudden drop in supply? 20 March 2016 That’s exactly what happened when avian flu wiped out a huge chunk in the world’s supply of goose down feathers in 2013. During this time, PHD, a small firm in Harrogate that produces high-end jackets and sleeping bags for expedition climbers thanked the …


Food Workshop

How Burger & Lobster hacked shellfish supply and demand

Behind the fast-expanding Burger & Lobster dining chain is a slick operation that appears to have nailed the tricky business of lobster logistics. Originally conceived by restaurateur George Bukhov as a low-key experiment from the London-based Goodman group back in 2011, Burger & Lobster has since surpassed all expectations. Although it wasn’t without some concern in the early stages; the …