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Robot grocery delivery firm to expand following funding win Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Starship is set to expand the reach of its trial with the Co-op in Milton Keynes

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Amazon aiming for 30-minute delivery times using drones Subscription

13 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

UK country manager Doug Gurr said the UK had the opportunity to “lead the world” in drone technology…

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Tesco and Ocado sign up to product information system Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

ProductDNA and developed by barcode standards organisation GS1 UK

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Carrefour links with Google to offer 'new grocery experience' Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The new system in France will work with Google Assistant-enabled smartphones, Google Home speakers and a new website

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Ocado's fulfilment vision points way to a faster future

11 Jun 2018 | By Harry Walker

After a thought-provoking visit to Ocado’s fulfilment centre in Andover, Google’s industry head for grocery retail, Harry Walker, is convinced all retailers need a clear vision for the development of fulfilment services

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Dale Fiddy joins Fowler Welch as strategic development director

07 Jun 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Fiddy has 30 years’ experience in logistics and supply roles, and joins FW from rival NFT

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Brakes pledges to slash plastic use with '2 Zero 20' drive

05 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

The foodservice operator is set to eradicate the use of non-recyclable black plastic from all own label products

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UK petrol price surges after Trump's Iran withdrawal Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Motorists are paying on average 5.5p more for unleaded and 6p more per litre for diesel than they were in April

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Poundland links with Greencore for chilled food supply deal Subscription

21 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Previous chilled and fresh supplier Kerryfresh fell into administration in March

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Wincanton shows 'robust' growth in profits Subscription

21 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

Logistics operator signed deals with Ikea and Wilko last year

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JJ Foodservice cuts fuel emissions with telematics Subscription

15 May 2018 | By Emily Bright

JJ Foodservice also introduced paperless technology to its warehouses earlier this year

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'Robot tax' would damage job creation, claims IEA in report

11 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

It argues that such employment has grown because the UK labour market is less regulated than many other European countries

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M&S rolls out liquid nitrogen-powered delivery fleet Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The move is part of M&S’ Plan A 2025 which includes plans to cut its carbon emissions by 90% compared with its 2006 level

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Stuart delivery adds three new UK cities Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The rapid delivery specialist has expanded to Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool

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Be rigorous with revenue growth management principles

01 May 2018 | By David Sables

While no one can argue with the basic premise of category management, the movement still floundered

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Craig Taylor moves into M&S supply chain role

26 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The appointment comes as part of the retailer’s management reshuffle

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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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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

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The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask

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Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

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White Paper: The Power of Protein - 2018 Category Analysis

The UK protein market has exploded. With more SKUs, NPDs and market entrants than ever before, protein popularity is prompting brands and retailers to evolve to meet the needs of increasingly health conscious shoppers.

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White Paper: Placing customer demand at the heart of your transformed supply chain

Supply chain transformation has turned out to be a lot harder to achieve than anyone thought, and many retailers are watching their original goals slip away in a continually changing retail environment.

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White Paper: Understand why today’s consumers demand more from convenience

Convenience, a growing sector predicted to be worth £47.1 billion by 2022, used to mean an acceptance of higher prices with limited choice, but that isn’t the case today.

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