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Food waste: don't blame consumers, expert tells retailers Subscription

22 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

“There needs to be a shift away from passing the blame on to the consumer and to looking more at the retail and supply chain issues”

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Fire engulfs Sainsbury's Thameside distribution centre

19 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The fire damaged part of the 250,000 sq ft distribution centre, and destroyed six lorries.

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Bestway Direct extends service to deliver to multiple accounts Subscription

16 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The business, which delivers more than £650m a year in chilled and fresh to Best-One stores, is introducing a ‘lifetime cost benefit model’

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Wincanton extends HJ Heinz logistics deal Subscription

11 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

HJ Heinz has renewed its longstanding partnership with supply chain specialist Wincanton…

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Sainsbury's convenience sales up 16% despite HQ consolidation Subscription

08 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Unveiling its full-year results this week, Sainsbury’s said its convenience estate chalked up growth of over 16%, with sales of £2.1bn

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Walker halts Iceland growth to focus on The Food Warehouse Subscription

08 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

The frozen food retailer has earmarked The Food Warehouse format for future “aggressive” rollout and has signalled its commitment by appointing Richard Walker

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Westons cuts fuel bill with high-tech water treatment system Subscription

04 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Westons said it had seen a “step-change” in control and efficiency

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Norbert Dentressangle bought up by XPO to create distribution giant Subscription

29 Apr 2015 | Updated: 29 Apr 2015 | By Andrew Don

Norbert, a leading global provider of contract logistics, is a major supplier to the UK food and drink sector and has customers including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco

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The Co-op Group joins hunt for drivers with new training scheme Subscription

27 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The eight-week Warehouse to Wheels programme will teach more than 100 staff to become LGV drivers

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General Mills first tenant at Culina's Port Salford DC Subscription

27 Apr 2015

The move will come into effect from April 2016 and is forecast to save 600,000 road haulage miles a year

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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…

Arla dairy

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

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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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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

Milk

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.

Aluminium

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

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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