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Wincanton wins long-term contract with label suppliers LDH Subscription

20 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wincanton has won a long-term contract with LDH, a leading UK supplier of ambient own-label products


Gist opens news SE distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead

13 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Gist is opening a new distribution centre to serve food manufacturers in London and the South East


Nisa's delivery app has cut calls to its helpdesk by 20%

13 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The app allows retailers to find real-time progress updates on the status of their deliveries…

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Bibby renews distribution contract with Mizkan Euro Subscription

06 May 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Mizkan Euro has extended the contract it originally awarded to Bibby in 2013 for an undisclosed sum

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Tesco puts nine-DC haulage contract out to tender Subscription

04 May 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Haulage giant Eddie Stobart has held the contract since 2012

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DK Fulfilment picks up supply chain operations of ACE Exports Subscription

24 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

ACE Exports has outsourced its supply chain process to Coventry-based DK Fulfilment

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Philip Eaves made director of supply chain at Farmdrop Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Farmdrop recently launched one-hour slot, seven-day deliveries from its zero-emission vans

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Price war behind rocketing food producer insolvency levels Subscription

11 Apr 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The figures have prompted calls for stronger action from the Groceries Code Adjudicator to protect suppliers

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Government to call for evidence on wider Adjudicator remit Subscription

08 Apr 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The government is to launch an official call for evidence over its plans to extend the powers of GCA to cover suppliers

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Bestway to roll out cloud-based retail management system

04 Apr 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Celtech kit collects data from Bestway’s existing EPoS system

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Aldi opens largest UK DC and training academy in Bolton

01 Apr 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Discounter also set to open new £60m DC in Cardiff next year

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Adjudicator urges more transparency in retailer forecasting Subscription

31 Mar 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Christine Tacon this week published a new best practice statement for forecasting

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Nearly 10,000 litres of fake booze seized in UK in global food crime crackdown Subscription

30 Mar 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The booze was found as part of a global Interpol/Europol operation that ran across 57 countries between November 2015 and February 2016

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Alcohol wholesalers warned to sign up to AWRS or face fine

24 Mar 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wholesalers who sell alcohol to other businesses have until 31 March to sign up to the scheme

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Food crime unit to target front-line workers with whistleblower campaign Subscription

23 Mar 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The push will encourage workers to report suspected crimes directly to the National Food Crime Unit

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Food & drink industry must break silence to fight food crime, new report warns Subscription

23 Mar 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Companies remain too reluctant to share sensitive information with authorities, the National Food Crime Unit says

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Driverless lorries make road users feel unsafe, survey shows Subscription

22 Mar 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Trials are due to take place on the M6 in Cumbria

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The Co-op Group and Unite reach agreement on transport plans Subscription

22 Mar 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Unite confident its members have a secure future with The Co-op

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'Bread basket abuse' supplier fined Subscription

17 Mar 2016 | By Andrew Don

Bakers Basco recovery team tracked “a sizeable amount” of its baskets to Gilmoor Foods


Bidvest Foodservice strengthens with Caterfood acquisition Subscription

17 Mar 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Caterfood will remain under its current management and retain all staff

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XPO Logistics to handle Iceland warehousing and distribution

16 Mar 2016 | By Andrew Don

The deal will support Iceland’s growth ambitions, including new store openings

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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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Vertical integration: pros and cons of your own supply chain Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Vertical integration offers better supply chain security, so why are more retailers not embracing it?


The Food Chain misses the mark with a mysterious journey Subscription

07 Apr 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The Food Chain should be a fascinating and topical addition to our weekly viewing

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Courtauld 2025 is signed - so can food & drink deliver? Subscription

17 Mar 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The ink was barely dry on this week’s industry commitment to slash food waste by 20% in the next decade

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How Formula 1 is helping to speed up supply chain forecasting Subscription

19 Feb 2016 | By Liz Claydon

Pressure on supply chains to deliver on availability, price and speed is mounting

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The gig economy: what can online grocery learn from Uber? Subscription

18 Feb 2016 | By Gavin Cleaver

Is there a way for the gig economy to help online grocery become more profitable? Or is it more trouble than it’s worth?

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Flood impact will be felt for months, warn logistics experts Subscription

08 Jan 2016 | By Ian Quinn, Ellis Hawthorne

Grocery is “praying for the rain to stop” after floods in the North

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As Black Friday returns, what of returns policies? Subscription

26 Nov 2015

The exponential growth in omnichannel retailing has made the returns process very complex

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Food security: today's investment is tomorrow's reward Subscription

12 Nov 2015

Searching for inspiration to design a long-term sustainability programme that captured the heritage of Birds Eye


Modern Slavery Act will require retailer vigilance Subscription

12 Nov 2015 | By Liz Claydon

In 1833 the UK abolished slavery. Yet, over 180 years later the government has felt compelled to take further action

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