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Food leaders need to ‘up game’ over human rights supply chain

Leaders in the food manufacturing sector need to “up their game” over their commitment to human rights, a legal expert has claimed.

‘Nothing being done’ to prevent another Calais crisis

Nothing is being done to protect UK food and drink firms from damage caused by another Calais crisis, according to the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA).

Supply chain SMEs could gain from the Apprenticeship Levy

Plans to allow the Apprenticeship Levy paid by large food and drink manufacturers to fund training of staff working for their small and medium-enterprise (SME) suppliers are under consideration, according...

Marks & Spencer wins award for environmental impact

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been rewarded for leading the way with reducing environmental impact and carbon emissions at this year’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) Multimodal Awards.

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M&S rewards lean and green suppliers

Marks & Spencer’s (M&S’s) own-label food and drink suppliers that meet the retailer’s stringent “lean and green” manufacturing and ethical trading standards, as part of its Plan A initiative, are...

Asda’s food and drink suppliers ‘to save £50M’

Asda’s food and drink suppliers are set to save £50M, as the supermarket extends its Sustain & Save Exchange programme, claims the retailer.

Seven food manufacturing fires – in pictures

Fires, some linked to suspected arson, have continued to devastate food factories and other premises connected to the sector over the past six months. Here’s a quick photo tour of...


Food firms should ‘collaborate’ to meet consumer demand

Food and drink manufacturers and raw ingredients suppliers need to take a more collaborative approach to brand-building if they are going to meet rapidly-changing consumer demands, a US-based brand consultant...

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Acoura boss on track to meet supply chain challenge

Acoura’s David Gregory isn’t afraid to go the extra mile for success, reports Noli Dinkovski.


How does your food store score?

More space-efficient warehousing means investment. Paul Gander looks at the cost, efficiency and safety of systems

Warehouse worker survives cheese warehouse collapse

A factory worker trapped under tonnes of cheese survived for nine hours before being rescued at a Shropshire warehouse.

NFT opens its chilled facility at Tilbury

Chilled logistics specialist NFT officially opened its new £25M temperature-controlled facility at the Port of Tilbury in Essex last month.

Calais transport crisis ‘should not be repeated’: FTA

Further disruption at the port of Calais should not be allowed to cost businesses – including food and drink exporters – millions of pounds, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged. 

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Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Yearsley doubles site capacity and creates 120 jobs

Yearsley Logistics has almost doubled the size of its Belle Eau Park facility in Newark, Nottinghamshire, with the launch of a 27,000 pallet ambient storage depot, creating 120 new jobs.

Food Manufacture survey tests sector’s hopes and fears

The UK electorate will decide next month whether or not the country remains part of the EU. And while the food and drink manufacturing sector appears to have come out...

Greggs confirms bakery closures and rising sales

High street baker Greggs has confirmed plans to close three bakeries, while posting total sales up by 5.7% for the 18 weeks to May 7.

Global food system ‘is not sustainable’

The world faces devastating climate change consequences, unless we radically alter our food system, a leading environmentalist has warned.


Warning: our global diet is not sustainable

What with the UK's referendum on EU membership next month, the government's Childhood Obesity Strategy on the horizon and the National Living Wage now in place, the food and drink...

Logistics demand rises as economy picks up

A stronger UK economy is leading to increased logistics demand, according to the findings of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) Logistics Report 2016.

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Flame tube onion pasteuriser gains US patent

A novel pasteurisation system for cleaning onions, which uses a flame tube to burn the outer skin off, has received a US patent.

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Special mat removes grime from forklift wheels

A new mat to help clean the wheels of forklift trucks was installed at Granta Processors’ Whittlesford premises. 

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Risks reduced for thermal fluids

Thermal fluid reconditioning specialist Thermal Fluid Solutions (TFS), which works with companies such as Premier Foods, has announced plans to expand the risk management services it offers customers this year.

Nestlé welcomes young dairy producers to factory

Nestlé has welcomed young dairy farmers to its Dalston factory in Cumbria, as part of its Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme.

Fire in food logistics refrigeration unit

A fire, sparked by a refrigeration unit, at a food logistics site was extinguished by two fire engines from the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday April 27.

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