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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…

Gavin Chappell

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…

David Jones

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…

JJ truck

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…


Waitrose extends contract with Wincanton by five more years

31 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Waitrose has extended its contract with Wincanton for another five years for the storage and distribution of wines and spi…

Yearsley Logistics plans £15m extension

31 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Yearsley Logistics has submitted plans for £15m of new storage and distribution facilities and a solar farm at Belle Eau P…

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Sainsbury's challenges suppliers on convenience store stocks

31 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s has laid down the gauntlet to suppliers to meet the challenges of an evolving £37.4bn convenience sector…

Halal testing kit

Halal food testing kit eyes launch in the UK

27 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

A food testing kit that allows consumers to check foods for the presence of pork could soon be introduced into the UK, its creators have claimed.


Bestway not set to supply easyFoodstore despite discussions Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has held talks with representatives of Easyjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou but is not about to start supplying hi…

Driver Shortage

Driver shortage threatens Christmas deliveries, warns FTA Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

The grocery sector is expected to come under more pressure than usual in the run-up to Christmas because of a shortage of …

food waste

FareShare chief slams lack of action on food waste Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Just half a dozen companies in the food industry have introduced effective systems to divert food destined to become waste…

Graham’s MD Robert Graham with Scotmid Local Sourcing Manager Stephen Brown

Graham’s The Family Dairy begins supplying Scotmid Co-op

24 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Graham’s The Family Dairy has signed a deal to supply its milk and butter to all 200 Scotmid Co-operative stores.


MPs urge Defra to step up war on food waste

22 Oct 2014 | By Ian Quinn

MPs have urged the government to reverse millions of pounds of cuts made to industry body Wrap, amid a growing crisis over household food waste.


Coke and Unilever adopt new Dunnhumby research tool

18 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Coca-Cola and Unilever are among the first companies to use a new research tool from tech specialist Dunnhumby…

Microscope lab

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…

Dairy protests

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…

Egg yolk and shell

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…

Grey Sky

Rapeseed prices might soar because of neonicotinoid delays Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

A delay in approving the emergency use of neonicotinoid pesticides on winter oilseed rape…

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Dairy industry draws battlelines Subscription

01 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Today brought the latest in a long line of farmgate milk price reductions…

Tesco Slough

Tesco deserves a pat on the back for its disclosure on meat Subscription

29 Sep 2014 | Updated: 30 Sep 2014 | By Julia Glotz

To suggest the meat cross-contamination cases we reported at Tesco are an “embarrassment” for the retailer is a serious misreading of the facts.

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