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FSA: origin study shows potential of new SIRA screening

31 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Isotope-based food testing had “real potential” to help verify where food and drink products are from, the FSA said this week

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Norbert Dentressangle sales climb as it buys US logistics company

31 Jul 2014 | By Sara Spary

Norbert Dentressangle has posted sales up 13.4% for the first half of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

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Meadow Foods signs up Rock Farm Dairy casualties

27 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Independent dairy Meadow Foods has signed up 17 of the 24 dairy farms affected by the recent closure of Rock Farm Dairy…

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P&H and Costcutter: 'still work to do' as service improves

26 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Palmer & Harvey and Costcutter claim service is improving – but admit there is still work to do…

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Sugar deal scramble as prices tumble Subscription

26 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Food manufacturers are eager to settle annual sugar contracts earlier than usual this year…

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Morrisons averts strike at Northwich distribution centre Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has averted a potentially disruptive strike planned by drivers at a distribution centre in the North West…

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Asda urges distribution collaboration with third parties

20 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Asda has called for third-party logistics providers and manufacturers to get in contact…

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Nisa hails delivery on time rate running at over 96%

20 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Delivery rates have hit record levels at Nisa…

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Seafood kept fresh with Sirane ice mats

20 Jul 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Sirane has launched saltwater-releasing ice mats that it claims will preserve the freshness of live seafood…

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Tesco Hinckley depot 'meltdown' caused by availability trial

20 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Tesco’s Hinckley depot suffered severe disruption as it trialled a new distribution strategy for its Express stores…

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Young's Grimsby site to develop salmon lines

19 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Unused capacity at the Young’s Seafood site in Grimsby will be used to develop a range of added-value salmon products…

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Tesco credits bumper crop for 38p iceberg lettuces

19 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Tesco says a bumper lettuce crop has enabled it to slash the price of its iceberg lettuce…

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Tesco starts selling first British apricots

19 Jul 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

A grower supplying Tesco with British apricots says the UK could become an exporter of the fruit…

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Morrisons expands Bridgwater depot as it eyes 100 M locals in South West

18 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Morrisons is expanding its Bridgwater distribution centre so that it can open more convenience stores in the South West of England.

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Ocado changes non-food delivery strategy ahead of Sizzle launch Subscription

12 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Ocado has shaken up the way it delivers non-food products ahead of the launch of its second destination site Sizzle.co.uk…

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No sign of minimum beef price from big four supermarkets

12 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Waitrose has upped the minimum price it pays for British beef but there is no sign of other retailers guaranteeing prices…

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Unilever trials rapid-response ice cream delivery in London Subscription

11 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Unilever is trialling a two-hour ice cream delivery service for independent retailers in London…

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Global fisheries need ‘urgent’ reform to protect stocks

10 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Turning the world’s oceans into attractive investment opportunities could help finance the transition to sustainable fisheries, according to a new report.

One Stop truck

One Stop rebrands delivery fleet

10 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

One Stop has rebranded its 85-strong fleet of delivery vehicles.

Welsh lamb to be sold in China

Welsh lamb set to break into Chinese market

06 Jul 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Welsh sheep farmers are gearing up for their meat to become the first lamb product from the UK to be exported to China…

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Cider producer Aston Manor fuels growth with Birmingham hub

05 Jul 2014 | By Sara Spary

Aston Manor is set to open a new 84,000 sq ft warehousing and distribution hub in Birmingham this summer…

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Rapeseed oil prices driven down by good harvests Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Rapeseed oil prices have tumbled thanks to good harvests at home and abroad…

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Commonwealth Games: disruption to trade routes at a minimum Subscription

26 Jul 2014 | By Sara Spary

As the Commonwealth Games swung into action, Scots trade associations reported early success managing route disruptions…

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Logistics collaboration essential in multichannel age Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By John Perry

The logistics industry has been talking about collaboration for a long time…

Chicken

FSA U-turn is a Pyrrhic victory for industry

24 Jul 2014 | Updated: 25 Jul 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The poultry industry has successfully lobbied the FSA into U-turning on plans to ‘name and shame’ companies in its campylobacter survey, but it shouldn’t rejoice.

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Why not just outlaw the obviously unfair trading practices? Subscription

10 Jul 2014 | By David Sables

I’m often accused of emotive language when discussing the Groceries Code Adjudicator…

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Olive oil prices jump on Spanish crop fear Subscription

10 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

A bumper 2013 crop made Spain a popular destination for olive oil buyers but more recently prices have started to rebound…

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Wyke Farms continues 100% Green drive with water plant

06 Jul 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Wyke Farms has opened a £1.3m water recovery plant at its main production site in Bruton, Somerset…

Colman's Mustard dons a vintage look

Cutting the mustard

04 Jul 2014 | By James Halliwell

In 2007, it was nearly all over for English mustard as we know it, thanks to a disastrous harvest of mustard seeds…

Food waste

Common sense on food waste

26 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Developing the right technological solutions to help tackle food waste is just the first step…

SUPPLY CHAIN

Don't blame the Adjudicator

14 Jun 2014 | By Kevin Hawkins

Nothing is more certain to fail than a top-down attempt to change behaviour designed by bureaucrats…

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