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Eddie Stobart and Culina's IPS join forces

24 Apr 2015 | By Kevin White

The new joint-venture will carry out a series of services for Nestle, including flow wrapping, shrink wrapping, cartoning and the creation of display units

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NFRN threatens wholesalers with CMA carriage charge referral Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Andrew Don

The trade body is demanding that savings made due to the drop in fuel prices should be passed on to retailers through a reduction in carriage charges

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Banana supply under threat as Panama disease continues to spread Subscription

01 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The TR4 strain of the disease, which caused outbreaks in Jordan and Mozambique last year, has now reached Pakistan and Lebanon

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Bidvest 3663 relocates head office from High Wycombe to Slough Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 is to move to a new head office and depot in Slough next year…

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Arla says strike will not affect milk deliveries Subscription

25 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

A group of 100 drivers have voted to stage a 72-hour strike from Wednesday 1 April in a dispute over holiday pay and pensions

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NFT to lease 'game-changing' new Port of Tilbury chilled DC Subscription

23 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Third-party logistics provider NFT has agreed to lease a new chilled distribution centre in the Port of Tilbury…

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M&S denies overseas worker's rights allegations presented in new report

19 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

M&S is one of many companies including Gap, Adidas and H&M, who are implicated by the accusations in a new 140-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report

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Asda seeks to avert driver shortage crisis with £1m scheme Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Asda are on track to have transferred 100 warehouse employees over to driving within 12 months

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Supply chain managers blast 'bullying' supermarkets Subscription

12 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Consumers want to know the goods they are buying are procured in a fair and transparent manner


Fruitapeel unveils 'one-stop shop' for fruit juice processing Subscription

01 Mar 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Fruit juice and smoothie producer Fruitapeel has ploughed £2.3m into a new high pressure processing facility…

Illicit booze and alcohol

Antifreeze brand-name vodka fakers raided in Derbyshire

17 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Raid comes as part of ‘Operation Opson IV’, in which Interpol and Europol have seized 2,500 tonnes of illicit food and drink

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Red Tractor sets out to fix beef standards 'Achilles heel' Subscription

14 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) has defended plans to introduce tougher assurance standards for beef…

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English apple sales set for a 20-year high Subscription

13 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

Sales of English apples are set to hit a 20-year high this season, fuelled by a rise in production…

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Aldi closes in on new distribution centres amid "urgent" need for logistics expansion

09 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The German retailer wants to create 400 new jobs as it eyes sites in Leicestershire and Kent

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MSC claims retailers are 'falling behind' on certified fish

09 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

Retailers have hit back at claims by the Marine Stewardship Council they are “falling behind” on providing certified fish…

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Bibby Distribution recruited to run Netto logistics

06 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bibby Distribution has been revealed as the distribution provider for Netto…

The Co-op depot

Co-operative's fresh product suppliers expand operations

29 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Buffaload logistics now has fleet of 82 double-deck fridge trailers across several sites

seabass fresh fish

Morrisons grows fish processing capacity in Grimsby, looks to add 200 jobs

20 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The supermarket is the only major retailer to ows its own fish processing facility

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Co-op Group's Lea Green depot hit by 24-hr pre-Xmas outage

16 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group’s Lea Green depot was out of action for 24 hours just before Christmas…

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Cocoa research facility bids to save future of chocolate Subscription

13 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

As concerns about the sustainability of cocoa supplies and ‘the world running out of chocolate’ increasingly make headline…


Nagel Langdons lands new £100k contract with Macsween

10 Jan 2015

Distributor Nagel Langdons has clinched a £100,000 contract with Macsween to handle picking and despatching…

Russian import ban, logistics ship

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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Farmcare sets out life after The Co-op Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Julia Glotz

Farmcare will see a return to more traditional mixed farming methods


Mults’ milk price message failing, new consumer poll reveals Subscription

06 Mar 2015 | By Kevin White

The mults are keen to tell shoppers they pay farmers a fair price for milk but the message is getting lost

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Cumin problems mean it's time to ask tough supply chain questions Subscription

16 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

News that traces of undeclared almonds and nuts have been found in ground cumin has this week provoked fears of a new food scandal

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Curry fans beware: Cumin price soars as Indian crop is delayed

19 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Curry fans beware: cumin prices have soared to a two-year high as extreme weather compounds reduced sowing…

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…

DHL lorry

Keeping the noise down

04 Dec 2014

The DHL city quiet concept delivery truck would be ideal for night-time deliveries…

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…

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