RH Amar

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 Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

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

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Tesco redistributes five million meals with FareShare FoodCloud

16 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Tesco says work is now underway to extend the scheme across a further 1,800 convenience stores


Asda launches Surplus Swap app to help suppliers cut waste

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

App enables suppliers to sell off unwanted ingredients and trimmings

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Ornua and EasiYo forge yoghurts supply deal Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The businesses have invested some £700,000 to establish a new blending facility


Argos slammed for plans to close Lutterworth distribution hub Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Unite has branded Argos’ plans a ‘slap in the face’ for employees

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Tesco to axe two distribution centres

09 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The closure of Welham Green and Chesterfield will result in a more efficient network claims retailer

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Palmer & Harvey unveils Electronic Proof of Delivery system Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

P&H gave 850 delivery drivers new personal digital assistants in the first phase of the project…

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NFT Distribution looks to future growth after reporting loss Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Food logistics group NFT Distribution has fallen into the red during a challenging year for its grocery customers but the group said it was “well-placed” for future sustained profitable growth.

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Reed Boardall increases profits despite sales dip Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Revenues at Yorkshire-based cold storage and transport business The Reed Boardall Group dipped slightly to £64.3m in the year to 31 March 2016, compared with £65.9m in the previous 12 months.


Argos delivery drivers call off strike plans

14 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Argos delivery drivers have suspended strike action over the Christmas period following successful negotiations over holiday pay

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Sainsbury's launches three courses to tackle modern slavery Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s is a founding member of the Stronger Together food industry initiative


Supply chain complexity and Brexit set to drive up food crime Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher called for co-ordinated action from the world’s regulatory bodies


Menzies Distribution wins new supply deal with WH Smith Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Menzies will operate from the three WH Smith distribution centres in Birmingham, Swindon and Dunstable

Snacks Direct

Palmer & Harvey launches Bakedirect van sales operation Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Bakedirect will join Sweetdirect and Snacksdirect as part of the P&H direct van sales brands

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Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos use new renewable fuel in lorries Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The fuel is claimed to be the most cost-effective, low-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs

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Co-op lorry fleet installs a host of safety features Subscription

25 Nov 2016 | By Matt Strudwick

The installation of a host of new safety features on the Co-op’s delivery lorries is a “huge step forward”

tesco direct

Tesco backtracks on Black Friday next-day click & collect promise Subscription

23 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has also warned customers to expect likely delivery delays

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Co-op to make 80% of its packaging easily recyclable by 2020

22 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Only half a million of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic waste created every year in the UK is reused as intended

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The Co-op pledges to double its number of local suppliers

17 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The initiative is part of the company’s plan to “foster closer relationships” with small businesses

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Iceland in three-year electric van trial for home deliveries Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The project will aim to tackle traditional problems of using electric vehicles to make food deliveries


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

coconut water

Buyers who ask smart questions are brands' greatest allies

26 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Brands tell us alert buyers who ask smart questions about supply chains, standards and quality checks make a real difference

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Coconut water: a fair target? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Rapid growth has created vulnerabilities. So what is the sector doing to safeguard standards and keep supply chains secure?


Digital DNA project aims to get supply chain into shape Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Nailing data uniformity could unlock £2bn in sales opportunities

mince meat

Partnerships must become top priority in meat, fish & poultry Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Never mind JBPs. The importance of collaboration is far deeper and more powerful in meat, fish & poultry

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Vertical integration: pros and cons of your own supply chain Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Vertical integration offers better supply chain security, so why are more retailers not embracing it?


The Food Chain misses the mark with a mysterious journey Subscription

07 Apr 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The Food Chain should be a fascinating and topical addition to our weekly viewing

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