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Stockpiling suppliers run 'huge' insurance risk, say brokers Subscription

30 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

As warehouse space across the country runs out, there is a danger suppliers may be left with insufficient levels of trade

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Emergency Brexit plans for supplies could last 'months' Subscription

30 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Defra secretary Michael Gove admitted food imports from the EU would be allowed to enter without any checks for an indefinite period

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Supermarkets hoarding space as stockpiling scramble intensifies

23 Nov 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

Price of storage had risen by 15% per pallet per week in November and was up 8% in the third quarter

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CJ Lang launches 24-hour delivery lead times trial Subscription

21 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

Chief execuitve Colin McLean said both company-owned store sales and independent store sales were back in growth

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US-based Lineage Logistics acquires Yearsley Group Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The deal was struck due to synergies between both businesses operating models

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Retailers and wholesalers join action against Europe lorry cartel Subscription

15 Nov 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Poundland, Lincolnshire Co-op and JJ Food Service have joined a group action

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'Complacent' Defra slammed over Brexit planning

14 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Defra had been hampered by “excessive secrecy at the centre of government”, said a new Public Accounts Committee report

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Can AEOs help you dodge port disruption in a no-deal Brexit? Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By James Halliwell

Looking to avoid post-Brexit port disruption? AEO certification can reportedly ease the flow of trade. So how can companies apply, and is it worth it?

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Food trade chaos: Hull's port braces for no-deal Brexit Subscription

08 Nov 2018 | By Nick Hughes

Hull would not be able to cope in a no-deal scenario, according to its chief port health officer, Laurence Dettman

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The Co-op to open £45m distribution centre in Bedfordshire

06 Nov 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

New 661,000 sq ft depot will service London, the south and south east

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10 ways robots and automation are revolutionising the supply chain Subscription

03 Nov 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Specialised machinery is making production and distribution faster and cheaper - and in some cases creating work and increasing pay for humans

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JTI eyes independents for direct supply deals Subscription

02 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

JTI is continuing to deal with the fallout of Palmer & Harvey’s collapse

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Could progress on food waste be decimated by Brexit border queues?

30 Oct 2018 | By Janet Smart

Lorries forced to wait at borders could lead to huge amounts of food waste, says Dr Janet Smart of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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Unilever and Veolia link to create plastic 'circular economy' Subscription

24 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Veolia will help Unilever implement used packaging collection and add recycling capacity

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