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Morrisons staff complete new leadership course

A Morrisons-sponsored degree course in leadership and logistics, designed for the retailer’s own staff, has yielded its first graduates at the University of Hull.

Morrisons announces 50 jobs at new facility

Morrisons has announced it will invest a “sizeable” amount of money to open a new 8,825m² distribution centre alongside its existing Bridgwater manufacturing site.

Tesco shoppers donate 5.1M meals to hungry people

Tesco shoppers have donated 5.1M meals, weighing 2,135t, to people in need this year.

Hovis contract loss threatens 40 jobs at logistics firm

40 jobs are threatened at logistics firm Swansea Bakeries Limited (SBL) amid proposals to shift its contract to handle logistics for Premier Foods’ Hovis brand to Hovis’ Avonmouth depot.

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Iceland Manufacturing celebrates recycling progress

Iceland Manufacturing has boosted recycling at its Manchester base, which has gone from recycling none of its waste two years ago to recycling more than 95%.

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Crumbs – who stole the shortbread lorry?

Police in Aberdeenshire are appealing for help to discover who stole a lorry-load of shortbread, valued at about £16,000.

Dairy farmers to milk Nestlé Kit Kat deal

Nestlé has struck a deal with First Milk, expanding the dairy cooperative’s supply of fresh milk for its Kit Kat and Nescafé brands in the UK.

Fish waste proteins offer help to famine victims

Salmon waste could help treat famine victims thanks to novel technology – currently being trialled by Loch Duart – that can extract edible proteins from the leftovers.

Logistics firm fined £12k for safety failings

Yusen Logistics has been fined £11,000 and ordered to pay £1,067 in costs for safety failings after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at its site on the...

Food security report: DEFRA must take lead

Government must lead the genetically modified (GM) food debate and take a more co-ordinated approach to food security, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at the...

Ex-Eddie Stobart drivers stage demo at Tesco AGM

Tesco faced a demo by ex-distribution workers at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday June 27 over unfair dismissal claims.

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Top 10 tips to improve food industry traceability

The public’s understanding of food traceability has shot up the agenda in recent years, as a result of much hyped food scandals. The recent media furore around halal only serves...

Government reaffirms British food and drink pledge

Environment secretary Owen Paterson has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to give British produce a greater share of its £2.66bn spend on food and drink.

58 jobs hit as Müller Wiseman confirms depot closure

Müller Wiseman Dairies’ transfer of milk distribution to its Bridgwater site, and the resultant closure of its Pensilva depot, has been confirmed, with the company claiming 58 jobs could go.

Suppliers slate retailers for shifting supply terms

Grocery suppliers highlighted retailers altering agreement terms as their top complaint under the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), according to survey findings published a year after its launch.

‘Display until labels’ face increased criticism

The food industry must continue to remove ‘display until’ food and drink labels, as they are confusing shoppers and fuelling needless waste, the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) claims.

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Avoiding crash creates mash on road

North Yorkshire police were forced to close a section of the A64 for almost six hours after a lorry spilled mashed potato onto the carriageway trying to avoid a crash.

Sainsbury drivers protest over pension changes

Nearly 200 Sainsbury drivers will cause “substantial” disruption today (June 20), when they walk out on their Merseyside distribution centre in a pension row that could cost them tens of...

Food and drink firms at risk in Brazil

Food and drink manufacturers providing products to the Fifa World Cup in Brazil must fully review their supply chain or risk failing victim to mistakes made by the home nation.

Sustain names and shames London council ‘bad eggs’

Animal welfare campaigners have named and shamed the 18 London councils that don’t source eggs from cage-free hens, increasing pressure on them to do so.

Ex-Tesco drivers protest at ‘unfair dismissals’ hearing

Former Tesco drivers, who worked at a Tesco distribution centre in Doncaster, are staging a silent demonstration outside an employment tribunal hearing in Sheffield today (Friday June 13), according to...

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Manufacturers urged to review their supply chains

Food firms have been urged by a supply chain risk management specialist to review their quality management systems to ensure they have efficient food safety policies in place – or...


Mondelēz throws down sustainable palm oil gauntlet

Mondelēz is challenging palm oil suppliers to step up their game so it can move towards using physical supplies of purely sustainable palm oil for all its products.

New website to recommend food suppliers

Food and drink manufacturers are invited to apply for a listing on a new hospitality website that aims to link chefs and caterers with suppliers in a nationwide network to...

NFT aims to secure chilled food distribution site

Food and drink distributor NFT aims to develop a temperature-controlled dockside handling facility in the south east of England within the next 18 months.