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Nestlé and First Milk to find future dairy leaders

Nestlé and First Milk have joined forces to foster the next generation of dairy leaders.

Dairy UK unveils export strategy and Graham’s secures Starbucks deal

Dairy UK has launched a new export strategy to help the dairy industry “unlock a new world of opportunity” on international markets, while Graham’s The Family Dairy has secured a...

Tesco ‘should pay fine for code abuses’

Tesco should be made to pay a fine in the wake of a damning report by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), according to readers of this website.

Create consumer-driven supply chain networks, report claims

Food industry manufacturers, suppliers and retailers should no longer think of their supply chains as linear, and instead organise themselves in a series of networks around consumers, a joint report...

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Hovis outsources its EDI data sharing needs

Hovis has outsourced its electronic data interchange (EDI) requirements to TrueCommerce Europe, a HighJump company, in a move designed to reduce costs and the time taken to bring new customers...

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Gregory Distribution invests for Cadbury contract

Gregory Distribution has selected 10 trailers fitted with refrigeration systems to support a contract with Mondelēz International to deliver Cadbury chocolate.

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Iceland signs three-year pallet deal with CHEP

Iceland has signed a new three-year deal with pallet provider CHEP that is expected to deliver supply chain efficiencies in the frozen food supermarket chain’s operations, both in the UK...

Millennials and predictive analysis set to change supply chains

Millennials –  those aged between 18 and 34 – are expected to have a huge impact on supply chains over the next few years as they transform the way consumers...

Co-op rolls out telematics to manage its truck fleet

The Co-operative has implemented a new telematics system for managing its transport fleet to support its plans to open 120 new shops in 2016.

Tesco comes clean on milk supply switch

Tesco has confirmed plans to switch part of its milk supply from Arla to Müller, after days of speculation, despite threats of direct action by militant farmers....

Glanbia to provide suppliers with €35.6M support

Glanbia Co-operative Society has pledged to provide its suppliers with €35.6M worth of support this year.

Tesco ‘could face war’ with milk producers

Militant farmers have threatened to declare war on Tesco after claiming that the retailer plans to make a milk supply switch that could “decimate” the industry.

Watchdog slams Tesco for mistreating suppliers

Tesco mistreated suppliers by acting unreasonably, delaying payments and deducting money owed for goods, according to a long-awaited ruling by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). 

Amazon to recruit 2,500 more permanent UK staff

Online retailer Amazon plans to create 2,500 permanent new jobs in the UK this year, as part of a European expansion plan.

Asda reviews 5,000 store jobs

Asda is reviewing the future of about 5,000 jobs as part of proposed store changes including the closure of canteens, photo centres and in-store clothing counters.

Amazon to hire ‘thousands more’ in Euro expansion

Online retail giant Amazon is set to recruit thousands more staff across Europe, including 2,500 permanent UK roles, as part of its expansion plans, following the UK launch of its...

Asda and Scotland Food & Drink launch suppliers’ academy

Asda and Scotland Food & Drink have launched a partnership to boost Scottish food and drink supplers.

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HGV training ‘puts food firms on the road to profit’

From restaurants to supermarkets and fishmongers to greengrocers, almost all types of business rely on road logistics in one way or another, especially the food and drink industry. So, it pays...

Meadow Foods slammed by NFU for ‘morally wrong’ milk pricing

Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independent dairy, has been slammed by the National Farmers Union (NFU) for the “unsustainable price” it pays for its milk.

Warehouse shortage is set to drive up costs

A leading third-party logistics provider has warned that a lack of available existing warehouse space in the UK is likely to “push prices up” throughout the supply chain.

Stand or sit with new pallet truck

A new series of rider pallet trucks, claimed to combine the key benefits of platform and seated forklift trucks, has been introduced by Yale Europe Materials Handling.

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Aryzta’s fleet management system to optimise distribution

Aryzta Food Solutions UK, the bakery products company which owns the Delice de France brand, has a deployed fleet performance and journey management system across its entire UK fleet of...

Frozen distributor Reed Boardall reports steady results for 2015

Reed Boardall Group, the Yorkshire-based cold storage and transport firm has just reported another year of steady performance with revenues rising to just under £66M in the year to March...


Food chain transparency is the goal

The 2013 Horsemeat Scandal Created A Demand For Better Supply Chain Transparency. Michelle Knott Explains What This Means In Practice

Scotland urged to be vigilant after bird flu found in Fife

A suspected case of bird flu has been identified on a farm in Scotland, causing the country’s government to issue a warning to nearby poultry processors.