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Coca-Cola invests in £39M automated warehouse

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has invested £39M in an automated warehouse at is factory in Sidcup.

FTA urges action after driver dies at migrant barrier

The French government must take urgent action to protect drivers’ safety after a van driver was killed when his vehicle crashed into lorries allegedly queuing at a makeshift barrier, made...

Food firms ‘must protect against supply malpractice’

Food and drink manufacturers should do more to protect themselves against supplier malpractice as the risk of reputational damage rises, a leading lawyer in the field has claimed.

Review plan to quit EU Customs Union, urges FTA

The government should review its decision to leave the EU Customs Union, urged the Freight Transport Association (FTA), after the confusion caused by last week’s general election.

Young’s welcomes ocean clean-up initiative

Fish and seafood processor Young’s Seafood has welcomed action taken by the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) to tackle marine pollution, a “hidden threat” to the seafood industry.

Food sales boosted by online and discounters: IGD

The UK food and grocery market is to grow 15% by 2022 to £213bn, according to new research from grocery think-tank IGD, with online being the fastest growing channel.

Robot delivery service being ‘evaluated’ by Tesco

Automated delivery of groceries took a step forward last month, after Tesco revealed it had trialled a robot delivery service, while Amazon devoted an entire site to developing drone technology.

Asda cuts small supplier payment terms to 14 days

Asda has become the latest retailer to cut its payment period for small suppliers to 14 days, it revealed yesterday (June 1).

The Co-op commits to 100% British frozen meat

The Co-op will become the only retailer to sell 100% British own-label frozen meat, after its commitment to source only British own-label fresh meat earlier this month.


Bumpy road ahead for food logistics sector

The road ahead is potentially a bumpy one for businesses involved in the handling and storage of food and drink.

Scrapping French border control treaty would be ‘disastrous’

Scrapping the UK and France’s border control treaty would have “disastrous effects” on the UK logistics industry – including the food and drink supply chain – claims the Freight Transport...

Fresh produce fears ‘growing’ after dry winter

Worries about the impact of dry weather on the nation’s fruit and vegetable crops, and livestock production, have been voiced by farmers, after one of the driest winters in 20 years....

Fyffes suspended from Ethical Trading Initiative

Fyffes has been suspended from the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) with immediate effect, after an investigation into union claims of workers’ rights abuses in its supply chain.

Amazon to devote site to drone research

Amazon is to focus development of its drone technology at its Cambridge site, while relocating other research to a new facility in the city.

Intellectual property risk for food exporters

Food and drink manufacturers have been urged to protect their intellectual property (IP) rights before exporting overseas, as risks will grow once the UK leaves the EU.

Irish foodservice suppliers to receive mentoring

Irish food and drink manufacturers supplying the foodservice sector are set to benefit from a new initiative from Bord Bia.

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.

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