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FDF first-half results show 9% rise in UK exports

The value of food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose by 8.7%, up by £528.3M over the past 12 months to £6.6bn, compared with the previous year, according to the Food...

Supply chain survey: your views are wanted

Time is running out for you to take part in Food Manufacture Group’s online survey of logistics and supply chain professionals and get the chance of winning £100 of Amazon...

Arla Foods raises milk price to 20p a litre

The National Farmers Union (NFU) said it was “a relief” that Arla Foods planned to increase its milk prices by 1p a litre from September 1.

Hain Daniels increases its contract hire fleet

The Hain Daniels Group has boosted its chilled distribution fleet by adding 10 trucks and seven trailers from Ryder, increasing its contract hire fleet to 22 trucks and 10 trailers.

Bank holiday weather to play key role in sales

Food and drink manufacturers were advised to check historical weather records before producing goods to be sold over the bank holiday weekend.

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Lidl distribution centre to create 100 jobs

Up 100 jobs could be created after discount retailer Lidl announced plans to build a new distribution centre at industrial estate Eurocentral in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Government action needed to protect food trucks through Calais

A “united, cohesive plan” is needed to protect drivers, vehicles and food products at the Port of Calais, according to a leading trade body.

Illegal meat van stopped by police who tweeted photo

An overweight van illegally transporting half a tonne of kebab meat, in what were suspected to be unhygienic conditions, was stopped yesterday (August 8), by Hertfordshire police, who tweeted a photograph of the vehicle....

Lorry ‘slashed’, as Calais transport crisis deepens

The migrant threat to freight lorries at Calais is intensifying, with lorry roofs recently being slashed by stowaways trying to escape from queuing vehicles, warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Lidl loses legal battle with GMB union

Lidl employees have won the right to union representation, after a “landmark” legal victory by the GMB union.

Food manufacturing giants team up to combat the retail crisis

Food and drink manufacturing giants – including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola – have joined forces with high-street retailers to tackle supply chain efficiencies and waste reduction, as part of the...

Kellogg distribution centre bought for £23.5M

Kellogg’s Trafford Park distribution facility was acquired by a real estate investment trust for £23.5M yesterday (August 9).

Drones to play a big role in food chain

Drones are set to play an increasingly important role in the food and drink supply chain but firms should be aware that they come with a number of insurance liabilities,...

£24M research funding targeted at reducing freight emissions

Two government agencies have teamed up to pledge £24M in funding for industry-led research and development projects focused on reducing freight emissions.

NFT expands its UK network with NR Evans acquisition

NFT Distribution Group, the chilled UK third-party logistics provider, last month acquired NR Evans (Holdings), in a deal that valued the business at more than £20M

Faccenda enters £3M truck leasing and maintenance deal

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods has renewed a fleet of delivery trucks at one of its main distribution centres to meet growing demand for UK produced white meat, with a £3M...

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Survey to highlight supply chain challenges

The Food Manufacture Group is conducting an online survey of logistics and supply chain professionals to gather data on the implications for the food and drink sector of the momentous...

Brexit will drive review of hygiene regulations

A skills shortage and the impact of Brexit are the two main challenges facing the food industry, the newly appointed chairman of the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT)...

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Two chocolate makers agree sustainable cocoa deal

Two chocolate makers have announced a partnership to produce chocolate from fully traceable sustainable cocoa.

Lorry driver threatened with chainsaw in Calais

A truck driver was threatened with a chainsaw and a lorry carrying fruit and vegetables set on fire during a night of violence in Calais on July 29, highlighting the...

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RSPO-certified palm oil set to fall by a fifth

The global supply of palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will drop by almost 20% due to market changes, an organisation responsible for its certification...

Poultry producers sign £10M joint venture deal

Poultry producers Dartmouth Foods and Faccenda Foods are to open a new £10M facility in Plymouth as part of a joint venture to maximise the operating potential of both companies.

Gangmaster loses licence for ‘skimming’ pay

A Shropshire-based fresh produce recruitment agency has been stripped of its licence for systematically ‘skimming’ workers’ pay, resulting in employees receiving less than the national minimum wage.

Amazon drone tests set to take off

Amazon is to test the viability of drone delivery in the UK, in partnership with the UK government.

Cross channel freight firm in management buyout

Cross channel freight firm France Line International Transport has completed a management buyout (MBO) today (July 22).