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Food waste disclosure Bill to be launched by MP Kerry McCarthy Subscription

03 Sep 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The Labour MP wants other retailers to follow Tesco’s example

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Approved Foods receives rush of offers after ITV appearance Subscription

30 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Approved Foods, the online short-dated grocery retailer, has been inundated with offers of supplies

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Relex Solutions expands supply chain service to States Subscription

29 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Relex Solutions has teamed up with US private investment house Summit Partners

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'It's back to the bad old days in red meat' warns Elliott Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Julia Glotz

A year on from his post-Horsegate review, Professor Chris Elliott worries aggressive buying practices are back in parts of the market

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Blakemore Foodservice wins major new contracts Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Blakemore Foodservice has won two new high-profile supply contracts…

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Mondelez investing £75m in new Cadbury production line Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Cadbury has opened a new state-of-the-art production line at its chocolate factory in Bournville, Birmingham…

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Tesco and Morrisons join new logistics initiative Subscription

28 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco, Morrisons and Boots have joined forces to smooth out inefficiencies in inbound logistics

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Bibendum PLB extends partnership with DHL Subscription

23 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

DHL and Bibendum PLB have extended their partnership for 10 years

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Walker Transport wins SD Parr distribution contract

21 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Walkers Transport will now be responsible for distributing the 2,000 pallets produced per year by the glacé cherry and fruit peel specialists

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Freight industry still wary of Calais strikes Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Don

The Freight Transport Association has said this week’s agreement on tighter security measures at Calais “augurs well”…

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Amazon Fresh base 'is not Weybridge DC' Subscription

14 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Don

A former Tesco DC in Surrey leased by Amazon this week is unlikely to become the base for the launch of Amazon Fresh

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Chocolate suppliers vow to step up efforts to tackle child labour Subscription

14 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Chocolate suppliers have vowed to ramp up efforts to stamp out child labour in cocoa production…

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Brakes tipped to go for IPO rather than private sale Subscription

06 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Foodservice giant Brakes looks likely to buck the trend of choosing a sale over a stock market flotation…

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Short-life food to jump the Calais lorry queue

06 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Lorries carrying livestock, shellfish and fresh produce are to get priority in crossing the Channel

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Hovis signs deal to boost efficiency of vehicle fleet Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

Hovis has signed a deal with Microlise to improve the efficiency and safety of its 450 vehicles and 190 trailers…

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Amazon starts to air drone delivery plans Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

Amazon has revealed details of a plan that it hopes will lay the foundations for widespread drone deliveries

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Supply chain specialist Rick Bestwick set for LED savings Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By James Halliwell

Supply chain specialist Rick Bestwick expects to save £1.3m over five years after spending £600,000 on LED lighting…

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Driver's hours rules relaxed in wake of Calais chaos

30 Jul 2015 | By Andrew Don

Transport chiefs have temporarily relaxed EU drivers’ hours rules as a result of the chaos in Calais.

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NFT's Port of Tilbury depot starts to take shape Subscription

26 Jul 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Construction has started on a major new distribution centre in the Port of Tilbury

SUPPLY CHAIN

Supply chain professionals still not fully represented at board level

24 Jul 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Almost 60% of logistics professionals in FMCG feel underrepresented at senior board level.

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Tesco's Future Farmer Foundation enters new phase

23 Jul 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Programme aims to help young people make a start in the world of agriculture

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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

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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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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

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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.

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