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Bibby Distribution wins new contract with Roberts Bakery

27 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bibby Distribution has won a new contract with Roberts Bakery after a successful 12-month trial

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DHL installs metal detection tech for food packaging

27 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

DHL has invested in market-leading technology to tighten quality control processes during food packaging

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Bakers see off polymer thieves with glitter baskets Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

A novel way of tackling illegal recycling by polymer recyclers and equipment thieves

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Tesco faces possible strike action at distribution hubs

25 Nov 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Unite is to ballot Tesco distribution staff over possible stike action in run-up to Christmas

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Gangmasters Authority offers training to fight modern slavery Subscription

20 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority is to provide training on tackling “modern slavery” in supply chains

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Wincanton wins three-year British Sugar distribution contract

20 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

British Sugar agrees major new distribution deal with Wincanton

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P&H 'rebalances' with merger of sales teams Subscription

20 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Palmer & Harvey is merging the sales teams of its wholesale and direct vans sectors

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Adjudicator's Tesco probe results delayed until New Year Subscription

17 Nov 2015 | By Nick Norton

Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon’s report into alleged breaches of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) by Tesco will not be published until the New Year.

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Asda urged to pressure Walmart to change tuna sourcing

16 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Campaigners claim Latin American stores sell tuna sourced from fisheries that chased, harassed and killed dolphins


Food firms need flexible approach on dried fruit supplies Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Dried fruit made national headlines last week with news that Mondelez was switching the raisins in its Cadbury Fruit & Nut

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Nestlé sets up cost-saving partnership with Sheffield Hallam Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé UK and Ireland is entering a partnership with Sheffield Hallam University

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Cutting road miles 'key to supply chain cost saving' Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Nick Norton

The reduction of road miles is one of the most important ways to cut supply chain costs say retailers and suppliers

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Fresh to Store boosts delivery slots with 50 new vans Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Fresh to Store is investing in 50 new chilled vehicles that will open up 3,500 extra delivery slots

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Truly Irish and Oakland link up for distribution deal Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Meat and dairy producer Truly Irish Country Foods has agreed a deal with Oakland International

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United Biscuits adds to recycled cooking oil fleet

06 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

United Biscuits has added a further six lorries that run on recycled cooking oil to its fleet

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China's new railway opens up new export routes Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ could open up “huge opportunities” for European fresh food exports, according to Rabobank

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London rush-hour HGV ban proposal blasted by FTA Subscription

22 Oct 2015 | By Andrew Don

A mooted rush-hour lorry ban in London would cause chaos for retailers, the Freight Transport Association has predicted

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Kevin Richardson is new CEO of logistics institute CILT Subscription

22 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has appointed Kevin Richardson its new CEO

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Food chain urged to harness big data to boost productivity Subscription

22 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Retailers could cut food waste, improve animal welfare and boost profits by harnessing the power of big data, says Rabobank

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Retailers must go beyond audits to stamp out modern slavery, new report warns Subscription

20 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The majority of companies believe there is a risk of modern slavery occurring at some point in their supply chain 

Tesco has added two days shelf life to fresh produce including citrus

Tesco 'adds two days' to fruit & veg shelf life

20 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Tesco says cutting out a food packing stage means fresh produce is on shelves quicker…

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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

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

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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

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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?…

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John Lewis move poses questions for click & collect Subscription

03 Jul 2015

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

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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…

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Russian ban pushes down produce prices Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Edward Devlin

The loss of the Russian market has led to stockpiling of many fruits and vegetables, and pushed down prices

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