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Lactalis McLelland and Culina team up with FareShare

12 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Top Lactalis cheese brands will be redistributed throughout FareShare’s networks, while Culina will also send surplus to charity

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Database looks to eliminate online product information errors Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Twelve major retailers and suppliers have signed up to GS1’s ProductDNA:hub

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Dining experience startups awarded £200,000 by John Lewis Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The startups will now begin integrating with the John Lewis and Waitrose businesses

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Bakers Basco rolls out GPS chips to track basket misuse and theft Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The move comes after the successful introduction of tracking chips across Bakers Basco’s dollies

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'Big concerns' over EU planning for hard Brexit border checks Subscription

29 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Readiness of European authorities, in addition to the UK, would be a key ‘determining factor’ in delivering smooth Brexit, MPs hear

Dr Will's outsources distribution to Walker Logistics Subscription

22 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Walker Logistics will deliver to retailers and fulfil orders made on Dr Will’s online portal…

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Brakes plans to slash emissions with Shell Gas to Liquids fuel Subscription

14 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The foodservice wholesaler is piloting the new fuel at its Premier Park depot in West London

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Amazon investigates delivery partner SEP over driver treatment Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

An investigation by The Telegraph revealed SEP Logistics was fining drivers £100 for making early deliveries…

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JJ Food Service launches credit card for caterers Subscription

23 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Customers can add the card on to their online account or use it in-store…

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Lidl UK plans to open biggest RDC yet in Peterborough Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The 754,000 sq ft depot will be the discounter’s 15th UK RDC and will create up to 500 new jobs for the area

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Arla agrees three-year logistics contract with Gist

10 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Gist said the arrangement would see it provide warehousing services to support Arla’s Lockerbie Dairy, safeguarding 70 job…

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Aldi reveals plans for massive Bedford distribution centre

09 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The proposed new 950,000 sq ft facility will become the discounter’s 12th in the UK and support 400 jobs…

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Shaun Foley joins Oakland International in operations role

06 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Foley has worked in the retail, food and fmcg industry for 35 years

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Tesco convinces suppliers to publish food waste data

20 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

CEO Dave Lewis announced the partnership agreements with two dozen suppliers at a meeting of the Champions 12.3 group

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David Frankish to step down as CEO of logistics operator NFT Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Frankish will be replaced by COO Ross Eggleton who is a former Morrisons supply chain boss

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Ocado signs up PSE to provide tote washing Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Lancashire-based PSE was set up in January 2016

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Asda demanded millions from suppliers to avoid delisting, says GCA Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Suppliers were subjected to “aggressive tactics, such as inflexible demands made by Asda buyers”

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Aldi reduces payment time for smaller suppliers Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The retailer is promising to pay within 14 days all suppliers whose business with it is worth up to £250,000 a year

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BRC warns of major post-Brexit fresh produce shortages

30 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Bare shelves and soaring prices witnessed during the lettuce and courgette shortages ‘could be repeated on a grand scale’

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Grant Cox moves up to be MD at Bidvest Logistics

25 Aug 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Cox, who joined Bidvest in 2013 as the company’s GM of its foodservice operation, replaces Dave Hodgson who is retiring

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Fowler Welch hits million FareShare meals milestone

24 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

The logistics operator has also introduced 18 new suppliers to the redistribution charity

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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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Is chlorinated chicken the tip of the Brexit iceberg? Subscription

29 Aug 2017 | By Megan Tatum

As post-Brexit Britain seeks new global trade deals, could our new food safety standards be worlds apart?

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Joint planning requires care

13 Aug 2017 | By David Sables

This well-intentioned concept has become a burden

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Customer data gets true power with AI

05 Aug 2017 | By Thibaut Ceyrolle

Artificial Intelligence, paired with big data, brings back an asset long lost to commerce – knowing your customer

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Is it D-day for diesel? Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Last week the government unveiled its long-awaited plan to tackle toxic air. What does it mean for the food industry?

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Waste battle must also focus upstream

05 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Opie

The Grocer’s campaign on food waste has provided welcome impetus to the challenge of reducing food waste, says the BRC’s Andrew Opie

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

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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