Petrol pumps

FTA calls for Chancellor not to raise fuel duty in the Budget

10 Feb 2016 | By Andrew Don

It comes after the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned Osborne may be forced to raise duty


New berry venture promises to boost supply chain profitability

10 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Berry Alliance promises to take out “significant costs” compared with traditional, third party procurement

Roberts Bakery Bibby Distribution

Roberts Bakery extends Bibby distribution for Northants push

09 Feb 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Roberts says it is in good hands after extending Bibby Deal

harlequin sponsor olympic hurdler

Lucy Hatton wins Harlequin Logistics funding for Olympic bid Subscription

05 Feb 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Athlete says sponsorship will make a big difference to her Olympic preparation

Wincanton heavy vehicle

Plan now for Christmas 2016, Wincanton tells retailers Subscription

05 Feb 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Logistics company Wincanton has already started planning for Christmas 2016

audit survey clipboard inspection

'Excessive' retailer audits putting food safety at risk Subscription

04 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Suppliers are warning post-Horsegate recommendations are being flouted

happerley passports scheme

Happerley Passports food traceability scheme ready for launch Subscription

04 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

UK primary food producers can register to generate unique traceability codes

co-op lorry

The Co-op Group reassures drivers over trunking outsourcing Subscription

03 Feb 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Co-op plans to re-invest and improve its core depot to store operations

culina logistics

Culina Logistics fleet revamp eases driver comfort

01 Feb 2016 | By Andrew Don

The £250m food and drink logistics specialist has added 20 DAF XF510 6x2 tractor units

migrants one use

Freight drivers urged to see off stowaway risk

01 Feb 2016 | By Andrew Don

Border Force introduced the voluntary scheme last year


Poundland extends Helistrat recycling to cover 99p Stores Subscription

21 Jan 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

99p Stores deal adds a further 250 outlets to discounter’s recycling contract

P&H lorries

FTA reports to Transport Committee over 'lorry driver crisis' Subscription

20 Jan 2016 | By Andrew Don

Haulage industry says it is suffering from a shortage of 45,000 HGV drivers

Wet weather farming

Fresh produce supply chaos created by warm winter Subscription

14 Jan 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Extreme weather threatens both UK and imported crops

Forth Bridge one use

Forth Bridge must reopen to HGVs by new deadline, warns FTA Subscription

13 Jan 2016 | By Andrew Don

Forth Road Bridge detour is costing vehicle operators between £2,000 and £4,000 per day

Solar roof panels

Oakland goes green with raft of energy-efficient initiatives

13 Jan 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Oakland embraces solar energy as part of renewed green push

lanchester bottling site

Lanchester Group turnover rises 20% as it targets £100m total Subscription

08 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The company has invested heavily in technology

Lidl distribution site near Exeter

Lidl eyes West Country distribution centre to support expansion Subscription

07 Jan 2016 | By Andrew Don

The retailer is set to buy a landholding from Sainsbury’s near Exeter

Bibby Distribution lorry

Bibby Distribution to open 280,000 sq ft Wakefield depot Subscription

23 Dec 2015 | By Kevin White

New 250,000 sq ft depot will become a hub for national retailers

lorries one use

Lactalis reassures over Christmas supply after disruptions Subscription

18 Dec 2015 | By Kevin White

Lactalis McLelland has moved to reassure retailers over Christmas cheese and yoghurt supplies

Plastic packaging

Major packaging survey goes live

17 Dec 2015

Issues under the spotlight include innovation, eco-friendliness, and branding issues like gender-based packaging

thailand EU export ban, fishing boat

Thai Union says shrimp slavery report is a "wake-up call" Subscription

16 Dec 2015 | By Carina Perkins

It comes after an investigation into shrimp supply chains by Associated Press

floods one use

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

gary lynch

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

Peter Hajipieris

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

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

simon garbett quote web

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and your supply chain Subscription

08 Oct 2015

Businesses face ever-increasing transparent supply chain compliance obligations and one key legislative development

driverless trucks art one use

Driverless trucks: what's the potential for grocery? Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Driverless trucks will save the industry billions, logistics experts claim. But what roadblocks lie in the way?

Marisa Leaf

Amazon Fresh faces a tough challenge in the UK grocery market Subscription

31 Jul 2015

Fresh food delivery isn’t just a question of logistics. It’s a question of, well, fresh food


Will Amazon Fresh work? It depends how you measure success Subscription

24 Jul 2015 | By Adam Leyland

Is the loss leader a thing of the past?…

Waitrose click & collect concierge desk

John Lewis move poses questions for click & collect Subscription

03 Jul 2015

Retailers often look to the ‘pillars’ of British retail for best practices…

Wasted food

Food waste study: the perfect base for a joined-up approach Subscription

19 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Baroness Scott tells The Grocer she is “staggered” at how food waste has captured the public imagination…

Grocer jobs Experts in FMCG

Search jobs
Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up


I wish to receive the following newsletters:

For Members

Become a Gold Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a Platinum Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a member of The Grocer



CLICK HERE to search for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.


The Grocer's commentators and opinion makers