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Contract to boost Premier Foods’s distribution

Premier Foods is to consolidate its warehousing operations and boost deliveries, after agreeing a new contract with XPO Logistics, which will create 170 jobs.

New five-step exports plan designed to boost overseas sales

Boosting British food and drink exports, worth £20bn last year, is the aim of a new five-point plan launched by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

2 Sisters tackles food waste in West Midlands

2 Sisters Food Group has teamed up with food poverty action group FareShare to deliver surplus food to charities in the West Midlands.


UK’s second largest tea maker – in pictures

Typhoo Tea produces 125M teabags a week at its factory in Moreton on the Wirral Peninsula – making it the largest own-label tea packer and the second largest tea manufacturer...

Tesco supplier relations ‘better than ever’ as sales rise

Tesco said its supplier partnerships were “as strong as they have ever been”, as it reported a 1.3% rise in UK like-for-like food sales in its full-year results.

Grocery adjudicator disputes late payment a problem

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon has insisted there is “no evidence” of late payments by supermarkets to their suppliers, despite the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) arguing the...

Food exports to EU to be hit without a trade deal

Negotiations on the trade of food and drink between the UK and EU in the lead up to Brexit are likely to be complex, and could end up with extra...

Food and drink exporters to get government support

Support for UK food and drink exporters is going to be a key government policy as the nation moves towards an exit from the EU, following the triggering of Article...

Food and drink firms are in denial about fraud

Food and drink companies are reluctant to recognise that fraud is a big problem in the sector, according to an accountancy expert specialising in this area.

Whisky on first UK freight train to China

The UK’s first rail freight service to China is to start its 7,500-mile journey today, carrying British goods including whisky and soft drinks.

Groceries code boss ‘has failed to deliver’

The future of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon and the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) has been put in doubt because so few investigations had been undertaken...

Crushed worker costs freight firm thousands

A freight transport company has been fined more than £40,000 for health and safety failings, after a worker was crushed by machinery.

Supermarket food promotions dip to 11-year low

Supermarket promotions are at their lowest level in 11 years, according to the latest retail sales figures from market researchers Nielsen and Kantar.


Typhoo boss: Brexit is a grocery-wide export opportunity

Brexit provides an export opportunity for the whole food and drink sector thanks to the strong reputation of British products, the boss of the UK’s second largest tea manufacturer has...

London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone plans dismay haulage firms

London’s plans for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) starting in 2019 have been met with dismay by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which represents freight and logistics operators.

Battle Oats to supply 300 Holland & Barrett stores

Nutrition brand Battle Oats has secured a deal with high street retailer Holland & Barrett to supply 300 of its stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland.


Food exports face border delays after Brexit

The UK’s food industry faces severe delays and rising costs of exporting and importing foodstuff to and from the EU following Brexit, if the government fails to negotiate a favourable...

UK imports of easy-to-peel mandarin set to rise

An easy to peel mandarin orange is expected to be more widely available in the UK, after plans were announced to double exports from Israel by 2020.

Food sector must do more to reduce supply chain waste

Britain’s food distribution industry has been urged to combat the food waste crisis by cutting down the amount it sends each year to landfill.

Yearsley to build £65M cold store in Peterborough

Yearsley Logistics is set to start work on the first phase of its 150,000 pallet £65M cold store development in Peterborough this September.

Britvic signs transport contract with Wincanton

Britvic, one of the UK’s leading branded soft drinks businesses, has placed a new contract for national transport operations for an undisclosed value, managing over 100,000 deliveries a year, with...

Morrisons cuts time to pay small suppliers to 14 days

Morrisons’ small-scale food and drink suppliers will have to wait only 14 days for payment, after a pledge from the UK’s fourth-largest retailer.

Digital roadmap planned for industry

Leaders from some of the UK’s most prominent businesses are to develop a roadmap for digitalising Britain’s industrial base as part of the government’s new industrial strategy announced in January....

Drivers unloading lorries should be paid more: FTA

Delivery drivers should be paid more to load and unload lorries, said the Freight Transport association (FTA), after discount retailers Aldi and Lidl were criticised for requiring divers to take...

Direct to consumer channel could boost sales

Food manufacturers could boost their revenues by 5% by opening direct to consumer (DTC) supply channels, according to a new report from a global supply chain management consultancy.