Supply Chain

TDG in multi- million pound upgrade plan

TDG in multi- million pound upgrade plan

By Rod Addy

TDG plans to plough millions of pounds more into improving the efficiency of its UK cold stores, following the announcement of £1M investments in facilities at Aberdeen and Newport, in Gwent.


Nisa Today Warehouse

Nisa-Today’s to open new Scottish depot

By Ben Bouckley

Strong turnover last year means that buying group for independent retailers Nisa-Today’s is expanding into a 195,000 sq ft distribution centre in Livingston, Scotland.

Thomas van Mourik

Culina eyes up retail primary distribution contracts

By Elaine Watson

Culina Logistics is looking to work more closely with retailers on primary distribution contracts (collecting goods from manufacturers or shared user depots on behalf of retailers for delivery into their regional distribution centres).

Zeina Foods

£1.7m investment at Zeina Foods

By Elaine Watson

Nuts, dried fruits and confectionery firm Zeina Foods has boosted its cold storage capacity by 70% following a £1.7m investment in a new cold store.

UK is missing out on lucrative overseas market for offal

UK is missing out on lucrative overseas market for offal

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s meat processors are missing out on lucrative overseas demand for offal, it has emerged. This is particularly the case with tripe (large stomach lining) – and other so-called ‘fifth quarter’ by-products of carcass ‘deconstruction’.

Amazon.co.uk

“Teething problems” won’t scupper Amazon launch

By Elaine Watson

Significant “teething problems” notwithstanding, Amazon.co.uk’s online grocery store has a good chance of success in the long-term, according to food manufacturers taking part in the launch.

Retail food price inflation to hover around 2% for next two years

Retail food price inflation to hover around 2% for next two years

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers will be under pressure to absorb higher raw material and energy costs this year to ensure their products remain affordable as household budgets are squeezed, English Food and Farming Partnerships (EFFP) has warned.

DEFRA: China and India must buy into sustainable palm

DEFRA: China and India must buy into sustainable palm

By Elaine Watson

China, India and the US must make firm commitments to sourcing sustainable palm oil if any meaningful progress is to be made on tackling deforestation, according to one UK government minister.

Lobby stifles
GM debate

Lobby stifles
GM debate

By Julian Hunt

Oh dear. The furore surrounding the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) project on genetic modification (GM) is an unwelcome reminder of how a small group of campaigners remains absolutely determined to derail any sensible debate in the UK about...

Terry Leahy: Let's call a spade a spade on green issues

Terry Leahy: Let's call a spade a spade on green issues

By Elaine Watson

Consumer products giants including Tesco and Unilever have pledged to build a central repository of lifecycle analysis data to help firms across the sector calculate carbon footprints more cheaply and easily.

Prince Charles to food industry: 'Your planet needs you'

Prince Charles to food industry: 'Your planet needs you'

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers and retailers “simply must become stronger advocates of sustainable forms of fishing and of other agriculture” if we are to avert environmental Armageddon, Prince Charles has urged.

Food and drink buyer training course a first for UK

Food and drink buyer training course a first for UK

By Elaine Watson

The first training course exclusively targeted at food and drink industry buyers has been launched this week following a tie-up between commodities expert Mintec and consultancy Food Procurement Services (FPS).

Food manufacturers pledge to clean up product data

Food manufacturers pledge to clean up product data

By Elaine Watson

Six-out-of-10 food manufacturers are planning to pump more cash into improving the quality of product data exchanged with customers this year, according to Food Manufacture’s annual state of the nation survey.

Trailers put to the test

Trailers put to the test

Waitrose has begun a trial of Carrier's Vector technology within its 320-strong fleet of refrigerated trailers. The retailer has had 25 new trailers delivered, each mounted with Carrier Transicold's Vector 1850 multi-temperature low-noise refrigeration...

Culina contract packing deal significantly boosts turnover

Culina contract packing deal significantly boosts turnover

By Rod Addy

Contract packing and re-working is proving lucrative for Culina Logistics, with the firm's annual turnover from these services set to total £7-8m, having established a deal to grow this business earlier this year.

Future food map

Future food map

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is working on a wide-ranging study designed to map out the challenges facing the UK food industry in the near future.

Chilled and frozen supply chain targets sector concerns

Chilled and frozen supply chain targets sector concerns

By Rod Addy

The Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) has revealed a wide ranging strategy targeting crucial environmental, economic and training issues in the chilled and frozen supply chain in coming years.

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