Food & Drink producers are continuing to experience pressure with regard to both escalating input prices, particularly in areas like animal feed and fuel, and a constrained consumer economy struggling to emerge from a double-dip recession. With little prospect of improvement in 2013, the need to control property cost overheads whilst enhancing operational flexibility is of paramount importance.
” But this dark cloud does have a silver (or maybe bronze) lining, according to the new report” commented Ian Peck, Partner, Bidwells
A soft market is a good time to consider:
- Relocating to high quality industrial or logistics facilities
- Renegotiating leases
- Securing planning permission for new facilities
- Purchasing land or buildings.
So when you are carving your way through a recessionary forest, keep your eyes peeled (for a bargain), your mind open (to new possibilities) and your advisors close (to your and the market)