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Co-op trials blockchain tech to boost traceability Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Blockchain is the technology underpinning Bitcoin and is also referred to as ‘distributed ledgers’


Perfect Order programme proposed to standardise supply Subscription

13 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

GS1 says industry could save up to £100m a year by removing inefficiencies and avoidable costs

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Calais wall 'will just be a sticking plaster' says FTA Subscription

09 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

A 1km-long wall, announced by immigration minister Robert Goodwill, will cost £1.9m and sit alongside the current fence

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Tesco looks to extend apple 'flavour-life' with research project

08 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The retailer has teamed up with Cranfield University for the research

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Waitrose adds 20 carbon-busting 'boat-tail' lorry trailers Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The new design contributes to an annual 7,000-tonne reduction in carbon emissions per lorry


Retail Grocery Advisory Board forms to boost UK sales Subscription

12 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The board aims to tackle some of the UK’s most challenging data quality issues

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Supply chains at risk with modern slavery rife in 115 countries Subscription

12 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

UK is among just four Western countries rated as low risk in new report

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Dairy farmer protests could halt milk collections: Müller Subscription

11 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Farmers for Action is planning further blockades of Müller sites in protest at the processor’s milk pricing policy

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Sainsbury's faces GMB protest over Bakkavor worker conditions

11 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

GMB previously protested about Bakkavor outside Tesco headquarters last month

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Kellogg’s cereal hub snapped up for £23.5m Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Real estate investment trust Tritax Big Box has purchased a huge Kellogg’s distribution hub in Manchester for £23.5m

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United Wholesale Grocers brands lorries as Lifestyle Express Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Four lorries have been given the redesign and feature changeable offers and promotions

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FTA calls for Calais driver support as trucker is threatened Subscription

03 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The FTA warned moving border controls to Dover would create major disruption on Channel crossings

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City snapshot: UK retailers plan post-Brexit supply chain changes Subscription

03 Aug 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

More than half of UK retailers were “unprepared” for Brexit and almost a third are planning to change up their supply chains as a result of the vote, new research from Barclay’s has revealed. 

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The Co-op renews Wincanton logistics deals at two depots Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The five-year agreement will involve 13,000 journeys being made each year to 1,000 Co-op stores

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Eddie Stobart wins Tesco tender for seven distribution centres Subscription

26 Jul 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Stobart was first awarded the contract with the UK’s biggest retailer in 2012

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Bakers dismiss call to axe wheat treated with glyphosate Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Soil Association asks leading supermarkets and bakery brands to reject chemical

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FDF calls for urgent talks with retailers on factory audits Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Director general Ian Wright claims factory audits are placing an unreasonable burden on supplier


Carlsberg UK to outsource porterage to DHL’s Tradeteam Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The brewer will no longer provide its own porterage services


Menzies Distribution workers vote to strike over 'pitiful' pay offer Subscription

29 Jun 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Unite members voted 86% in favour of strike action and 91% for industrial action short of a strike

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Drop and drive 'still costing suppliers millions' Subscription

23 Jun 2016 | By Kevin White

‘Drop and drive’ discrepancies are still costing suppliers “hundreds of millions a year”

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Modern slavery toolkit released by Stronger Together

15 Jun 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Business alliance calls for all companies to mitigate the risks of modern slavery in their operations

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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?


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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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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