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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


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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Former Morrisons exec takes up COO role at NFT Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Eggleton spent nine years at Morrisons and began his career at Asda

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Fresh-Range smashes £300,000 crowdfunding target in 24 hours Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Bristol-headquartered Fresh-Range has so far raised £343,000 from 135 investors on the Seedrs platform in return for an 8% stake, valuing the business at £3.5m.

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Government urged to retain high standards in food chain Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

The Eating Better alliance said the government faced an “historic opportunity” to reshape its food and farming policy

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At least five companies bidding to supply McColl's Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The convenience chain confirmed it had officially put its two main supply deals out for retender…

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Tackle food fraud with supply chain action, government told

28 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Food fraud is a ‘situational’ crime, claims study by the Economic and Social Research Council and the FSA

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Waitrose to cut carbon footprint with more biomethane trucks

27 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A study by UK gas network Cadent found biomethane trucks emitted 84% less carbon dioxide than equivalent diesel vehicles…

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Carbon Trust scheme to encourage energy-efficient innovation Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

The programme has received £9.2m of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Major players drive GS1 data quality charter Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The 12 companies claimed the move could save more than £200m in costs and lost sales


Gist buys 80,000 sq ft distribution centre near Motherwell Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Move is part of a drive to step up its temperature-controlled food logistics operations…

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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?


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


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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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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