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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…

Food Waste

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…

Trucks supply chain

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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Sainsbury's on track to open Daventry DC in 2015

15 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sainsbury’s logistics director Richard Fleming has said the retailer remains on track…

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JJ Food Service wins four-year framework with YPO

13 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

JJ Food Service has won a four-year framework with the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO)…

Goats cheese

Abergavenny aims to double its goats cheese production

13 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Abergavenny Fine Food Company is aiming to more than double production of its goats cheese products…


Compass and Brakes unite for FareShare Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Compass Group and Brakes have partnered to support food-redistribution charity FareShare…

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Cook expanding following double-digit growth last year

31 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Frozen ready meals producer and retailer Cook has embarked on an ambitious new expansion phase after posting double-digit …

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Booths takes first steps to nationwide coverage

31 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Booths has taken the first steps to extend its offer throughout the UK…

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…


Music retail plan strikes a bum note Subscription

06 Oct 2014 | Updated: 07 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

UK retailers are not happy with a plan to release music albums on a Friday…

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