>>Tesco and asda step on the gas…80% of inbound chilled for sainsbury

Tesco - 1,000 suppliers on board representing 55% of volume going into Tesco RDCs
Asda - plans aggressive rollout in 2004, starting with chilled and frozen
Safeway - has done some factory gate pricing on chilled, fresh and wine, but focuses on backhauling, consolidation centres and using suppliers/hauliers for store deliveries
Waitrose -trialling with some ambient suppliers; stepping up backhauling; exploring consolidation opportunities with third-party logistics companies and using suppliers for store deliveries
Sainsbury - more than 80% of inbound chilled handled by NFT. No other figures available
Somerfield/Morrisons/M& S - have written to some suppliers mooting factory gate pricing
Big Food Group - no immediate plans, but focused on optimising primary network. Consolidated deliveries going to Scottish RDC
Co-operative Group - ‘early stages’ of discussions