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Aldi and B&M both to open new DCs in Elstow, Bedfordshire

23 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Planning permission has been granted for an 800,000 sq ft Aldi facility and one million sq ft B&M site

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Morrisons boosts supplier transparency with online portal Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer said the move was a response to concerns from suppliers and followed other moves to simplify trading relationships in its supply chain

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M&S to close Hardwick distribution centre

18 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Its Neasden DC in north London will also close, to be replaced with a new centre in Welham Green, Hertfordshire

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Yodel's Patrick McGuirk joins last mile startup PostTag

12 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

McGuirk spent a decade in leadership roles at Coke bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises

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NFRN urges investigation into newspaper supply chain

12 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

NFRN urges the CMA to investigate the newspaper supply chain…

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Adelie Foods doubles distribution capacity with new depots Subscription

10 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

As part of a £3m investment, the company has also rolled out a new EPoD system and updated its vehicle fleet

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New service to address inaccurate data in supply chain Subscription

05 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Nielsen Brandbank’s One Case One Place service will capture, manage and distribute product information

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Appleby Westward could step in to supply Central Convenience Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Emily Bright

Appleby Westward MD Mike Boardman ‘open to supplying Central Convenience Stores’ in the wake of Conviviality collapse

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KFC still dealing with availability fallout

28 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Some restaurants this week remained closed while others were operating from a limited menu…

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John Cresswell appointed CEO of Bibby Line Group

28 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

He will join BLG on 1 May and take over from Sir Michael Bibby in the summer following a transition period

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Greggs signs water management deal with Business Stream Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

The water waste company will also collaborate with Greggs to create a strategy to drive up water efficiency

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Hovis on the road to all-electric delivery vehicles Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

It has deployed two Fuso eCanter vehicles for an initial two years

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Plans to stockpile food in case of Brexit border chaos Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Some companies are considering stockpiling up to six months’ worth of products and ingredients

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Fraudsters posing as Iceland to scam supplier Subscription

16 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Fraudsters posing as Iceland scam supplier out of €26,000 shipment

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IPL managing director Jonathan Tremayne to leave in June

16 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Tremayne has resigned after nearly six years at the helm of the Asda-owned company’s produce division

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IT glitch at Co-op's Thurrock DC results in empty shelves Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Stores have been forced to post notices apologising to customers after an IT problem caused major availability issues

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DCS Group extends head office and warehousing at Banbury HQ Subscription

14 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

DCS relocated its headquarters to the Banbury site last year…

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Retailers sign up to UN sustainable development initiative Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The launch of Better Retail Better World follows the announcement of the first industry-led Retail Sector Council last week

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KFC returns to Bidvest after chicken supply crisis Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The fast-food chain had egg on its face after axing Bidvest in favour of DHL

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Drones partnership looks to lay foundation for grocery use Subscription

06 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Reports of incidents involving drones flying dangerously close to planes are on the increase

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Stores returning to normal after Beast from the East chaos Subscription

05 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The Co-op said it had to close 10 stores for ’a short period’ as supermarkets and convenience stores return to normal trading

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Stockpiling shows how much Brexit reassurance is needed Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Businesses aren’t hanging around for politicians to save them from the drop

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Feeding London: keeping food & drink moving in the capital Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Stone

Roads in the UK capital are clogged. And with its population set to grow to 10 million within 15 years, innovative logistics solutions will be needed to keep food and drink moving. Like what? 

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KFC supply chain fiasco is Heathrow's Terminal 5 all over again

23 Feb 2018 Updated: 03 Mar 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Heads will surely roll… and not just chickens

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Pat looks to help avert KFC's chicken crisis

21 Feb 2018

It is slightly odd about KFC, isn’t it?…

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A granular digital trail will protect against recalls

25 Jan 2018

Sir, digital integration of suppliers with retailers is vital if a supermarket wants supply chain control

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Book your passage to India

24 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Williams

India’s £305bn food and foodservice sector shows clear trade and investment opportunities for UK companies

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Sector Council will be a game-changer

30 Nov 2017 | By Ian Wright

This has been an historic week for government’s relationship with the food & drink industry

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The four next big disruptors in global fmcg

09 Nov 2017 | By Warren Ackerman

Staples companies are grappling with a bewildering increase in complexity

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The internet of things includes pallets

31 Aug 2017 | By Phil Storer

The internet of things is proving you can teach even the oldest of dogs the newest of tricks

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Gridlock, shortages and price rises: the BRC's Brexit warning Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The nightmarish scenes of Operation Stack could become a brutal daily reality, causing widespread food shortages

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