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Aldi rejects Oxfam claim its supply chain is 'unethical' Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The discounter has been urged to ‘up its game’ and ‘drive out suffering and hunger’ from its supply chains


M26 'lorry park' plans threaten trade, say industry leaders Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Yesterday it was revealed the M26 in Kent would be closed every night for almost six weeks


Your holiday season data must be harnessed quickly to influence sales

09 Oct 2018 | By Channie Mize

Technology and data handling can be make or break in the holiday season, says Channie Mize of Persicope by McKinsey


BrewDog reveals plans for chilled supply and startup support

09 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

BrewDog has long been pushing to increase chilled beer storage throughout its supply chain

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Samworth Brothers demands new supplier payment terms Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Samworth Brothers said it was ‘updating our standard payment terms to 60 days’


PGI products and exports threatened by no-deal Brexit Subscription

28 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

”Catastrophic” new export requirements loom in week of Brexit warnings

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Supermarket 'mini distribution centres' are the future of e-commerce logistics

25 Sep 2018 | By Mike Callender

Retailers will be able to use in-store staff and gig workers to make deliveries, says REPL Group’s Mike Callender


'Grisly' no-deal Brexit could put an end to protected UK food names Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Kevin White

Industry bodies have warned the government’s latest Brexit technical notices show the UK food sector will be critically exposed to a hard Brexit

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Payment delays increase as pressure grows on supermarket suppliers Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Delays in payments to food producers have increased to 45 days, despite most retailers signing up to standards aimed at improving payment times

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British Coffee Association outlines sustainability plan Subscription

24 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

It comes as the latest statistics from the BCA show Brits drink 95 million cups of coffee every day.

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Back to the future: why doorstep milk delivery is undergoing a resurgence Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By James Halliwell

After 40 years of decline, doorstep milk delivery is undergoing a remarkable resurgence


Shortage in EU migrant workers sparks delivery driver crisis Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The FDF is to meet with the Freight Transport Association on Friday to discuss emergency contingency plans

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Scared of robots? Relax, automation will create jobs Subscription

17 Sep 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Companies have little choice but to embrace AI and automation to stay ahead

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Food suppliers start stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Major food and drink companies have begun stockpiling supplies and exploring alternative manufacturing options in Europe

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Häagen-Dazs unveils Facebook chatbot ordering service

10 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Häagen-Dazs Now uses ’an innovative combination of proven mobile technologies’

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10 robotic farmers working around the globe Subscription

10 Sep 2018 | By Angelina Mason

New technology is tackling yield, productivity and labour shortages from every angle


HubBox to add 2,000 collection points by year's end

07 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

HubBox provides the click & collect services of retailers such as Oddbins, HMV and Boohoo through a network of collection

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Menzies Distribution's £75m sale to Endless completed Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Andrew Don

Acquisition is Endless’ largest investment to date

Lidl's new HQ in Tolworth

Lidl appoints Winvic to construct its new London HQ Subscription

04 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The new facility in Tolworth will be five miles from Lidl’s existing HQ in Wimbledon but much bigger

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Walker Logistics cuts packaging footprint following review

31 Aug 2018 | By Andrew Don

Sales director William Walker said the business analysed every aspect of its operations

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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?


The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

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


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

Implementing a robust Sales and Operation process at Coca-Cola



White Paper: Sustainability – don’t stand still

Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.


How can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

The UK food and drink supply chain is a dynamic model of speedy efficiency, so even a minor disruption such as this summer’s CO2 shortage can create a ripple effect that magnifies as it widens. In this whitepaper, the most catastrophic and high-profile supply chain breakdowns are examined to understand what went wrong and why – and, crucially, what can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?


WHITE PAPER – Research: Food and drink report 2018

Bray Leino surveyed 1,400 consumers in London, Wales and the North East on a range of behaviours and attitudes to food and drink. What is influencing their buying decisions? What are they buying more and less of? How do they feel Brexit will impact price and quality? What are the regional differences and what does this all tell us about how food and drink brands should approach their brand-building activity?




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