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Financial distress up 26% on average says Begbies Traynor Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Red Flag Alert points to increased cost pressures from rising inflation in both fuel and food

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Sainsbury's extends nitrogen-cooled delivery truck trial Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The truck has saved 5.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the past 10 months

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Britvic extends contract with Wincanton until 2022 Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Wincanton will manage and oversee the still and carbonated soft drinks supplier’s deliveries across the UK

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Post-Brexit border delays risk alcohol smuggling resurgence Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association said the UK faced “delays and gridlock”

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Morrisons upgrades Merret supply system for Nutmeg womenswear Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Morrisons announced the launch of its spring/summer collection in 50 of its selected supermarkets earlier this month

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Express delivery giant Instacart mulls expansion beyond US Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The company is keen to take its one-hour delivery model to the “highly developed” UK online grocery market at some point

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Wincanton secures new Wilko distribution contract Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Wincanton make at least 100,000 deliveries each year and handle all transport operations for the retailer

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Culina to build UK's biggest chilled warehousing plant Subscription

14 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Logistics operator will invest £38m to build ‘super centre’ on M1 corridor

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NFRN calls on CMA to investigate fairness in news supply chain Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Trinity Mirror plans to increase the weekday cover price of the Daily Mirror but cut the margin retailers receive…

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AHDB to launch new consultation into halal standard scheme

09 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Proposals to launch a Halal Standard Mark were first floated by the levy board in 2013

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The Co-op and Mars back Manufacture 2030 sustainability plan

08 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The platform includes online hubs allowing shared access to information about energy, waste and water usage

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The Fine Food Angel launches cut-price fine food ordering Subscription

01 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

15 retailers, including Sussex Farm Shop of the Year Cowdray, and 45 artisan producers, have signed up so far…

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Relex to cut fresh & chilled waste at WH Smith Travel Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Relex will help improve demand forecasting and replenishment and increase availability at its 768 transit stores

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Bibby changes tanker units to slash juice transport CO2 Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Bibby Distribution has slashed the carbon emissions involved in transporting fruit juice by using lighter tanker units

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Potato growers 'frustrated' over payment deductions Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

Some growers were experiencing penalties of up to 30% on potato deliveries with little or no explanation

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Ocado unveils robotic arm for fruit & veg picking Video Subscription

01 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Technology will remove need for humans to pick easily damaged produce

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Morrisons buys Scots potato packing facility from Farmcare Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Farmcare will supply a range of produce to Morrisons, including potatoes, in wider supply agreement

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NFT wins three-year Yoplait yoghurt distribution deal Subscription

24 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The deal involves the management of Yoplait’s entire UK chilled supply chain activity

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Tesco transports products from China on Trans-Siberian Railway Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The journey, which takes 26 days, is more than 5,700 miles long and crosses eight countries

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RH Amar sees sales rise as demand for 'fine foods' grows Subscription

18 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

RH Amar said its company-owned Cooks&Co stuffed vine leaves and Mary Berry-branded dressings and sauces were star performers

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Wincanton seals deal to manage Coca-Cola's Lisburn warehouse

17 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The supply chain specialist will handle both raw materials and finished product

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How the blockchain will change fmcg Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

It’s one of the biggest buzzwords in food and drink. So what is blockchain technology? How does it work?

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Make fools of alcohol fraudsters

03 Apr 2017 | By James Bielby

The introduction on 1 April of a new registration regime for alcohol wholesalers is of huge significance

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The need for speed: what next for supermarket deliveries? Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With super fast delivery now ‘the currency’ of the retail market, how will retailers develop their offers?

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Managing supply chain resilience means listening

23 Feb 2017

Sir, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump reflect a growing trend of protectionism in the global economy

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The global food waste scandal

16 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Poor storage, bad weather and fractured networks all contribute but there are failures closer to home too say campaigners

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How Mauritian growers are preparing for sugar quota changes Video Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Amy North

“We are very afraid of the future,” one farmer tells The Grocer

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Argos strikes will worry Sainsbury’s, but Christmas apocalypse is unlikely Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Unite has proposed strike action against Wincanton

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Brave brands need to commit to fixing supply chain problems Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

Ferrero has cut ties with one of its toy suppliers over the Kinder Egg scandal, but long-term change requires sticking around

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Who is winning the war on waste?

09 Sep 2016 | By Megan Tatum

For our Green Issue we have ranked how the UK’s 10 largest retailers are doing in the war on waste

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Waste Not Want Not: the story of our campaign so far

26 Aug 2016

In May, The Grocer launched a major campaign to tackle food waste in the food & drink industry. Here’s the impact we’ve had so far



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