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Potato growers 'frustrated' over payment deductions Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Some growers were experiencing penalties of up to 30% on potato deliveries with little or no explanation

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Ocado unveils robotic arm for fruit & veg picking Video Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Technology will remove need for humans to pick easily damaged produce

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Morrisons buys Scots potato packing facility from Farmcare Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Farmcare will supply a range of produce to Morrisons, including potatoes, in wider supply agreement

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NFT wins three-year Yoplait yoghurt distribution deal Subscription

24 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The deal involves the management of Yoplait’s entire UK chilled supply chain activity

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Tesco transports products from China on Trans-Siberian Railway Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The journey, which takes 26 days, is more than 5,700 miles long and crosses eight countries

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RH Amar sees sales rise as demand for 'fine foods' grows Subscription

18 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

RH Amar said its company-owned Cooks&Co stuffed vine leaves and Mary Berry-branded dressings and sauces were star performers

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Wincanton seals deal to manage Coca-Cola's Lisburn warehouse

17 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The supply chain specialist will handle both raw materials and finished product

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Tesco redistributes five million meals with FareShare FoodCloud

16 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Tesco says work is now underway to extend the scheme across a further 1,800 convenience stores

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Asda launches Surplus Swap app to help suppliers cut waste

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

App enables suppliers to sell off unwanted ingredients and trimmings

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Ornua and EasiYo forge yoghurts supply deal Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The businesses have invested some £700,000 to establish a new blending facility

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Argos slammed for plans to close Lutterworth distribution hub Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Unite has branded Argos’ plans a ‘slap in the face’ for employees

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Tesco to axe two distribution centres

09 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The closure of Welham Green and Chesterfield will result in a more efficient network claims retailer

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Palmer & Harvey unveils Electronic Proof of Delivery system Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

P&H gave 850 delivery drivers new personal digital assistants in the first phase of the project…

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NFT Distribution looks to future growth after reporting loss Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Food logistics group NFT Distribution has fallen into the red during a challenging year for its grocery customers but the group said it was “well-placed” for future sustained profitable growth.

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Reed Boardall increases profits despite sales dip Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Revenues at Yorkshire-based cold storage and transport business The Reed Boardall Group dipped slightly to £64.3m in the year to 31 March 2016, compared with £65.9m in the previous 12 months.

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Argos delivery drivers call off strike plans

14 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Argos delivery drivers have suspended strike action over the Christmas period following successful negotiations over holiday pay

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Sainsbury's launches three courses to tackle modern slavery Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s is a founding member of the Stronger Together food industry initiative

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Supply chain complexity and Brexit set to drive up food crime Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher called for co-ordinated action from the world’s regulatory bodies

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Menzies Distribution wins new supply deal with WH Smith Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Menzies will operate from the three WH Smith distribution centres in Birmingham, Swindon and Dunstable

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Palmer & Harvey launches Bakedirect van sales operation Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bakedirect will join Sweetdirect and Snacksdirect as part of the P&H direct van sales brands

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Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos use new renewable fuel in lorries Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The fuel is claimed to be the most cost-effective, low-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs

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The global food waste scandal

16 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Poor storage, bad weather and fractured networks all contribute but there are failures closer to home too say campaigners

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How Mauritian growers are preparing for sugar quota changes Video Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Amy North

“We are very afraid of the future,” one farmer tells The Grocer

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Argos strikes will worry Sainsbury’s, but Christmas apocalypse is unlikely Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Unite has proposed strike action against Wincanton

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Brave brands need to commit to fixing supply chain problems Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

Ferrero has cut ties with one of its toy suppliers over the Kinder Egg scandal, but long-term change requires sticking around

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Who is winning the war on waste?

09 Sep 2016 | By Megan Tatum

For our Green Issue we have ranked how the UK’s 10 largest retailers are doing in the war on waste

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Waste Not Want Not: the story of our campaign so far

26 Aug 2016

In May, The Grocer launched a major campaign to tackle food waste in the food & drink industry. Here’s the impact we’ve had so far

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Buyers who ask smart questions are brands' greatest allies

26 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Brands tell us alert buyers who ask smart questions about supply chains, standards and quality checks make a real difference

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Coconut water: a fair target? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Rapid growth has created vulnerabilities. So what is the sector doing to safeguard standards and keep supply chains secure?

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Digital DNA project aims to get supply chain into shape Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Nailing data uniformity could unlock £2bn in sales opportunities

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Partnerships must become top priority in meat, fish & poultry Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Never mind JBPs. The importance of collaboration is far deeper and more powerful in meat, fish & poultry



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