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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”

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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

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Bidvest Foodservice CEO Andrew Selley is new FWD chairman

11 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Selley will be the first chairman to come from a foodservice distributor


Walmart tech boosts Asda forecasting

11 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda has turned to new tech from Walmart to improve its availability and increase the efficiency of its supply chain

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Robots to replace 25% of supply chain jobs by 2035 Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Conveyor operator roles most vulnerable but HGV drivers also at risk

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Essential Fruits hands warehousing and distribution to NFT Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

NFT says its six-month rolling contract could generate ‘substantial commercial savings’

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IGD's ECR UK to expand its supply chain mentoring scheme Subscription

09 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

The aim is to establish 100 partnerships between retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and foodservice companies


Lidl opens £55m Southampton warehouse to support UK expansion Subscription

01 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The 400,000 sq ft regional distribution centre is Lidl’s largest to date and will create up to 400 jobs

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Sainsbury's set for major expansion of Northampton depot Subscription

31 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The new 325,000 sq ft premises will supply frozen goods to Sainsbury’s stores across the country

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Food crime guidance launched to encourage info sharing

31 Oct 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The new guidance sets out how businesses can best work with the National Food Crime Unit

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Logistics is 'heavily reliant on EU migrants' says FTA Subscription

28 Oct 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The logistics sector is heavily reliant on EU migrant workers, according to a new FTA report

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No changes to fresh produce sourcing, says Aldi UK Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

The discounter is trialling a new hub based near Mainz, according to German media

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Ministers prepare wholesale change to Tacon's remit Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The government is to consider extending the role of Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon

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Government calls for evidence on extension of GCA powers Subscription

18 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The government says it could look to extend the role even if competition authorities decide there is insufficient evidence

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Calais and pound deterring European hauliers says Fowler Welch Subscription

17 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Haulier issues could contribute to food price inflation, warns logistics operator

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Menzies to address newstrade grumbles

07 Oct 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

One in 10 independent retailers are unhappy with their newstrade wholesaler, according to research for The Grocer by Him!

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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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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

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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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Courtauld 2025 is signed - so can food & drink deliver? Subscription

17 Mar 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The ink was barely dry on this week’s industry commitment to slash food waste by 20% in the next decade

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