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Tacon reads riot act to three mults over drop & drive Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The unnamed trio have been accused by suppliers of unjustly deducting tens of millions for drop & drive discrepancies

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Manhattan Associates appoints Craig Summers as UK MD Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Craig Summers will manage all aspects of UK business including sales, professional services and customer service…

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Oakland Invicta to offer commercial border checks Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Oakland International said it was already attracting a “keen interest” from major brands…

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Relex and Zenopt link to offer 'more accurate' staff planning

14 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The aim of the system is to help retailers reduce costs while improving customer service

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Sainsbury's and M&S suspend links with Real Junk Food Project

13 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The café chain, which serves surplus stock, is under investigation for redistributing out-of-date food.

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AF Blakemore truck liveries updated in 'One Logistics' move Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Suppliers will also be offered the chance to purchase advertising space on the vehicles

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Nisa uses double-decker trailers to reduce carbon emissions Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Transdek trailers at Scunthorpe distribution centre will cut nearly 820,000km from vehicle routes annually…

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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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The Isle of Man: haven for a new breed of foodie startup Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The Isle of Man plans to grow the value of its food and drink industry by two-thirds to £125m by 2025

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Pride yourself on green credentials? Check your supply chain

14 Jun 2017 | By Ian Firth

Not all products that are farmed or made in an environmentally sensitive manner can boast equally sustainable credentials

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Supply chain special: left to rot? Subscription

02 Jun 2017

Closed borders could spell trouble at our ports, with fresh food left to rot and buyers going elsewhere

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The food industry must unite to face terrorism threat

01 Jun 2017 | By Chris Elliott

The terrible terrorist event in Manchester brought the dark topic of food terrorism into my mind

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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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