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Scotland’s growth depends on logistics

Efficient logistics are a key driver of growth in the Scottish economy, according to a new report from the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Airport report: ‘get diggers in ground at Heathrow’

Heathrow is the preferred option recommended by the long-awaited final Airports Commission report – leading one business leaders’ organisation to conclude: “get the diggers in the ground at Heathrow swiftly”.

Unite brands Dairy Crest boss ‘fat cat’ and ‘hypocritical’

Dairy Crest’s boss Mark Allen has been branded a  “fat cat” and a “hypocrite” by Unite, after the union claimed he was set to receive a £1.2M bonus in a proposed takeover...

Dairy crisis

Dairy sector needs ‘urgent help’ after ‘devastating blow’

The dairy industry has been hit with “another devastating blow” as Arla Foods has cut its milk price, calling for urgent help from industry and government, according to the National...

Poundland plans new ‘800 job’ distribution centre

Poundland is to create up to 800 jobs with a new distribution centre in Wigan.

Food supply chain needs protection in Calais crisis

Food manufacturers should protect their supply chains from the “warzone” created by the strike action and illegal migrant crisis unfolding at the port of Calais, warns a leading risk management consultant....

Millions of pounds of food wasted by Calais crisis

Millions of pounds worth of food is being wasted and the whole UK supply chain threatened by the migrant crisis is Calais – which has become like a “warzone” – warns the...

Fatal forklift accident at transport firm

A fatal forklift accident at a Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has claimed the life of a worker and resulted in a £125,000 fine for his employer.

ABF firm fined £10k for serious injuries to workers

Animal feed firm AB Agri Limited – a subsidiary of Associated British Foods – has been fined £10,000, after two workers were seriously injured by a reversing heavy goods vehicle (HGV).

Conservatives may consider privatising the AHDB

The future of the agriculture levy boards, which form part of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB,) in public hands could be in doubt following the suggestion by a...

Transport firm fined £80k after worker’s fatal accident

An animal feed firm has been fined £80,000 for safety failings after one of its workers died when he was buried under up to 10t of wheat being unloaded from...

Firm to pay £21k for transport manager’s injuries

A haulage firm has been ordered to pay more than £21,000, after its transport manager suffered serious injuries when he was run over by the tractor of an articulated lorry.

Prince Charles’s secret letters slam retailers

Prince Charles slammed supermarkets’ dominance of the food chain in private correspondence with former Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2005, according to his controversial letters published for the first time...

Sustainable supply chain ‘must be led by bosses’

Business leaders have been called on to spearhead the development of a sustainable supply chain by concentrating on their ‘triple bottom line’ following a three-year project tackling the subject.

Industry ‘won’t pay extra’ for cold store approvals

The storage industry won’t pay extra for a new cold store approval scheme, Chris Sturman, ceo of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF), has confirmed.

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Brakes’ Runcorn depot closure will affect 150 staff

The future of 150 Brakes Group employees remains uncertain after the UK foodservice giant confirmed plans to close its Runcorn depot earlier this month.

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Dunbia clinches joint venture with Shannon Meats

Dunbia has announced a joint venture agreement with Shannon Meats that would support the former’s trade throughout the Netherlands and guarantee the latter a dedicated supply of high quality Irish...

Retailers are reacting to the HGV driver shortfall

Retailers are understood to be taking measures to address a shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers, having previously denied that the issue could potentially cripple the perishable food sector.

Norbert Dentressangle bought by US firm

Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has been acquired by US-based giant XPO Logistics for €3.2bn (£2.3bn), one of the biggest supply chain deals of recent years.

Sainsbury’s fridges draw on F1 technology

Sainsbury is redesigning its in-store fridges drawing on aerodynamic technology built into Formula One (F1) racing cars from Williams Advanced Engineering to make them more energy efficient.

Nestlé forges contract packing deal

Nestlé has sealed a deal with Eddie Stobart and IPS, the UK’s largest independent contract packer, to secure a range of packaging services and the creation of display units. ...

General Mills first client at Port Salford hub

General Mills has become the first client to sign up to use supply chain firm Culina Group’s 26,000m2 Port Salford tri-modal logistics facility.

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Coca-Cola deal boosts Nichols Dispense in Scotland

Nichols Dispense Scotland is more than doubling capacity by launching a depot in Stirling off the back of the major distribution deal with soft drinks giant Coca-Cola.

Food distributor NR Evans creates 60 jobs

Chilled food distributor NR Evans has created more than 60 jobs in an expansion of its operation backed by a £3M lending facility from Lloyds Bank.

Retailers call for collective action to stamp out migrant worker exploitation

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for more concerted action between fresh produce suppliers overseas and governments both at home and abroad to stamp out abuse of migrant workers,...