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Bidvest 3663 revamps regional operations

31 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 is overhauling its business in a move the foodservice giant claims will bring it closer to its customers…

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Co-operative's fresh product suppliers expand operations

29 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Buffaload logistics now has fleet of 82 double-deck fridge trailers across several sites

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Morrisons grows fish processing capacity in Grimsby, looks to add 200 jobs

20 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The supermarket is the only major retailer to ows its own fish processing facility

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Co-op Group's Lea Green depot hit by 24-hr pre-Xmas outage

16 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group’s Lea Green depot was out of action for 24 hours just before Christmas…

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Cocoa research facility bids to save future of chocolate Subscription

13 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

As concerns about the sustainability of cocoa supplies and ‘the world running out of chocolate’ increasingly make headline…


Nagel Langdons lands new £100k contract with Macsween

10 Jan 2015

Distributor Nagel Langdons has clinched a £100,000 contract with Macsween to handle picking and despatching…

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Bidvest 3663 wins new contract with Westbury Street Holdings

13 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 has won a contract to supply BaxterStorey and Holroyd Howe…

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Nisa positive about trial of new EPoS system in stores

12 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Nisa has reported success in the trial of its new EPoS system Epositive Evolution…

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Archbishop of Canterbury and MPs call on on supermarkets to do more to tackle food poverty

08 Dec 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarkets have been urged to step up their battle against food waste, after a report by MPs and church leaders claimed supply chain inefficiencies in terms of redistributing surplus food was letting the poor go hungry.

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M&O Trading reports 63% drop in profits Subscription

29 Nov 2014

M&O Trading reported a 63% drop in pre-tax profits to £151,075 on sales up 5% to £19.9m for the year to 30 November 2013…

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P&H optimistic about Buyco future as it gets on top of supply Subscription

29 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

P&H is expecting to reap the rewards of its tie-up with Costcutter in the coming year…

Milk & More

Dairy Crest sale of depot raises questions over Milk & More Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Dairy Crest has admitted the future of its depot in Horsham, West Sussex, is under review…

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Moy Park supplier's viewing gallery is Northern Ireland first

28 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

A Moy Park supplier says a new viewing gallery at his County Derry poultry farm – claimed to be a first for Northern Irela…


Increased pork supply slashes cost of a roast Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Bargain-hunting shoppers may consider pork over turkey at Christmas, with the retail price of a roasting joint down 14%…

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Sainsbury's hits out at local authority delivery restrictions

28 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Sainsbury’s logistics director Richard Fleming has slammed current delivery restrictions…

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DHL unveils quieter lorry for night-time deliveries Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Logistics giant DHL has launched a new lorry that it claims strengthens the case for night-time deliveries…

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Moy Park swaps LPG fuel for wood pellets in new biomass boilers

22 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Moy Park has secured three major partnerships as it looks to improve its sustainability and fuel efficiency…

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Fraikin wins contract for Sainsbury's home delivery fleet

21 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Commercial vehicle ­company Fraikin has signed a new two-year contract with Sainsbury’s…

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Tesco to create daily best sellers list in availability drive Subscription

15 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco’s new drive to boost availability of its 1,000 top-selling lines…

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Asda to bring its fresh supply chain forward by six hours Subscription

15 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda is considering moving its entire fresh supply chain forward by six hours in order to meet the changing needs…

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IGD announces plans to double size of mentoring initiative Subscription

15 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

The IGD Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK mentoring initiative is set to double in size next year…

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Curry fans beware: Cumin price soars as Indian crop is delayed

19 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Curry fans beware: cumin prices have soared to a two-year high as extreme weather compounds reduced sowing…

Premier Foods

Premier is following a well-established supermarket playbook Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Adam Leyland, Alec Mattinson

The real surprise about Premier Foods’ demands for payment from suppliers is not that the company is doing it, but that it’s suddenly in the spotlight.


Bauxite concerns push aluminium alloy prices up Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Aluminium alloy prices have risen by almost a sixth year on year as a result of a number of factors…

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Keeping the noise down

04 Dec 2014

The DHL city quiet concept delivery truck would be ideal for night-time deliveries…

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Retailers must be proactive in fighting food fraud Subscription

27 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Jack, Jim Gee

The informality in many grocery supply chains is the perfect breeding ground for food fraud, say forensic accounting experts Professor Lisa Jack and Jim Gee, partner, PKF Littlejohn LLP.


Aluminium alloy prices driven up by worries about stockpiles Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Aluminium alloy prices have risen year on year as a result of concerns about decreasing stockpiles…


Brazilian drought keeps coffee prices soaring Subscription

16 Oct 2014 | Updated: 16 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Arabica coffee prices have risen steeply month on month, and have nearly doubled year on year…

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Dairy farmers face uncertainty as milk price protests continue Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

To say things are fraught in UK dairy at the moment is an understatement…

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In-demand egg white liquid causes production increase Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Demand for egg white liquid has risen due to its popularity as a healthy ingredient…


What does the Internet of Things have in store for grocery? Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By Lindsay Clark

Designed to monitor heart rate and offer contactless payment, among other things, the Apple Smart watch made headlines…

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