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CM Downton looks to boost workforce with apprenticeship day

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

30 young people from Gloucestershire attended its annual Apprenticeship Open Day in the village of Moreton Valence

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IGD revamps commercial websites and debuts new logo

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Websites have easier navigation and can be used across all devices, says IGD

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Express delivery service Quiqup raises £20m to fund growth Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The startup has begun operating a delivery service for Whole Foods Market, Burger King and Tesco in London…

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Budgens retailer C T Baker invests in Norfolk delivery fleet Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Retailer has bought two new vehicles to meet ’surge in demand’ for home delivery

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Iceland sounds alert over fake orders sting Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Iceland has issued a warning to suppliers over fraudsters placing bogus orders by impersonating the retailer

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Heron Foods cuts fleet tyre bill with Michelin switch Subscription

10 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The discount retailer’s logistics fleet racks up 100,000 miles a year…

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2 Sisters invests £27.5m into South West supply chain Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Kevin White

The supplier increased production by a third, to more than a million birds a week, during the past year

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Avocado shortages in America 'unlikely to affect UK supply'

04 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Year-on-year wholesale avocado prices in Mexico have soared by 150%

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Culina and Morgan McLernon link for Irish food distribution Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Deal will make Morgan McLernon the largest haulage operator in Ireland…

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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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Farming in Britain must be cultivated and cherished

04 May 2017 | By Meurig Raymond

Farmers’ role is to ensure shoppers have safe, trusted, affordable and quality food. And there’s a key word

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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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The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not webinar now available on demand

Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste

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Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

Aldi and Lidl are showing continued growth, but with 94% of customers shopping at both a multiple and a discounter, and with price only the fourth most important factor to a customer, the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s can still beat the discounters.

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In an occasion-driven industry like alcoholic drinks, there is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ consumer touchpoint journey.

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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

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