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Blockchain – The Future of Food Traceability?

“The Blockchain, can change…well everything.” That was the prediction of Goldman Sachs in 2015. There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about Blockchain, particularly around Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but just as the investment bank giant predicted, the technology is starting to have more wide-reaching impacts on other sectors. Here, Shan […]

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CHEP Enables Highland Spring Group to Achieve Substantial Environmental Savings

    CHEP Enables Highland Spring Group to Achieve Substantial Environmental Savings

Highland Spring Group, the UK’s largest supplier and producer of natural source bottled water, is enjoying significant environmental savings thanks to the use of CHEP’s pooled pallets within its supply chain. Last year, the owner of brands such as Highland Spring, Speyside Glenlivet and Hydr8, signed a three-year contract renewal with CHEP, the supply chain […]

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Dawn Meats Recieves Global “Scale for Good” Award From McDonald’s

    Dawn Meats Recieves Global “Scale for Good” Award From McDonald’s

Irish and international food group Dawn Meats has been awarded the McDonald’s Global “Scale for Good” Award. This Global award is a first for McDonald’s and is the second occasion where Dawn Meats sustainability credentials have been recognised by the McDonald’s Global Leadership Team.
The award recognises the key leadership role that Dawn Meats has played […]

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“Radical Transparency Will Shape Future Food Agenda,” Says Cranswick Report

    “Radical Transparency Will Shape Future Food Agenda,” Says Cranswick Report

Growing consumer demand for new levels of transparency are set to disrupt the food industry in the wake of continued food scares, according to a Cranswick report, published in association with sustainability consultants Veris Strategies. Earlier this year, UK food regulators launched a nationwide review of the meat industry following a series of high profile food safety breaches […]

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Food and Drink Suppliers in Northern Ireland Get A ‘Kick Start’ From Lidl

    Food and Drink Suppliers in Northern Ireland Get A ‘Kick Start’ From Lidl

Lidl is championing local suppliers with the roll-out of their Kick Start Supplier Development Programme aimed at giving food and drink companies in Northern Ireland the chance to have their products stocked in 190+ Lidl stores across the island of Ireland.
Kick Start is designed specifically to provide small and medium-sized suppliers with the support they […]

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Marks and Spencer Selects Zetes to Transform Food Supply Chain Operations

    Marks and Spencer Selects Zetes to Transform Food Supply Chain Operations

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has selected Zetes to help transform visibility and fulfilment across its fresh food supply chain. The partnership will also see greater collaboration between M&S and its food suppliers via Zetes’ supply chain visibility platform, ZetesOlympus.

Through ZetesOlympus, M&S will gain real-time fulfilment performance insight across its fresh food supply chain. The platform will help M&S […]

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Seizing the Opportunities – How FMCG Companies Can Ensure Food Safety

    Seizing the Opportunities – How FMCG Companies Can Ensure Food Safety

By Véronique Discours-Buhot, GFSI Director
January’s headlines were dominated by a food hygiene scandal at one of the UK’s most prominent meat suppliers. The revelations have driven food safety to the top of the agenda for European FMCG companies, fuelling debate as to the best practices for ensuring full compliance, guaranteeing product authenticity and eliminating any […]

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Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting Irish All-island Supply Chains

    Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting Irish All-island Supply Chains

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food industry, has said the full implementation of the December Brexit deal was vital to protect complex all-island supply chains. The deal now needs to be put into a binding legal contract, there can be no black-sliding on clearly agreed commitments. At the launch of […]

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Global Growth in Irish Whiskey Leading to Increased Demand For Irish Barley and Malt

    Global Growth in Irish Whiskey Leading to Increased Demand For Irish Barley and Malt

The continuing global growth in Irish whiskey sales means that ensuring a sustainable future supply of barley and malt is critical to the continued growth of Irish whiskey, according to the Irish Whiskey Association. Irish whiskey is the world’s fastest-growing spirits category, representing a third of the value of all Irish drinks exports. It is […]

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International FoodTec Award 2018 Winners

    International FoodTec Award 2018 Winners

The DLG (German Agricultural Society) has announced the winners of the 2018 International FoodTec Award. This year, the renowned prize will be awarded to 17 innovations from the international food manufacturing and supply industry. Five innovations receive the International FoodTec Award in gold, while a further 12 receive the silver award.
The winners this year include […]

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Cranswick Launches Campaign To Cut Plastic Use By 50%

    Cranswick Launches Campaign To Cut Plastic Use By 50%

Cranswick plc, one of Britain’s leading suppliers of premium food, has vowed a significant drive to reduce plastic waste within the UK starting with a pledge that all packaging used will be 100% recyclable and sustainably sourced and in addition, to also reduce the group’s plastic use by 50% by 2025.
Cranswick believes that big change is […]

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2 Sisters and Standards in Poultry Processing Report Published

    2 Sisters and Standards in Poultry Processing Report Published

The Environment, Foods and Rural Affairs Committee in the UK has published its report into 2 Sisters Food Group and Standards in Poultry Processing. The Committee launched an inquiry into 2 Sisters and poultry standards following the undercover footage released by The Guardian and ITN.
The evidence sessions looked at the issues raised at the 2 […]

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Oakland International Exhibiting at Sustainable Food and Beverage Conference

    Oakland International Exhibiting at Sustainable Food and Beverage Conference

Multi temperature supply chain and distribution specialist Oakland International will be exhibiting at the Sustainable Food and Beverage Conference at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the 7th November. Joining the 2,000 delegates and showcasing their range of sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions, Oakland will partner with SEaB Energy, creators of the innovative Muckbuster and Flexibuster […]

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IGD Chief Executive Urges Grocery Industry to Seize the Moment

    IGD Chief Executive Urges Grocery Industry to Seize the Moment

Global grocery retailing is undergoing a period of momentous change, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of international researcher IGD, giving the industry an unprecedented opportunity to deliver an inspirational, exciting future for shoppers.
Speaking to delegates at APRCE in Kuala Lumpur, two years after last addressing the global retail summit in Manila, Joanne said: “I’m […]

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Construction of Kloosterboer Lelystad Underway

    Construction of Kloosterboer Lelystad Underway

Kloosterboer Group, the family-owned company with 90 years of experience in the handling of temperature controlled food products, has commenced construction of a new fully automated high-bay cold store at Lelystad in the Netherlands. This new facility will have a storage capacity of 40,000 pallets and is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter […]

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‘Leave the Wood’ Video Heralds New Era For Pallet Industry

    ‘Leave the Wood’ Video Heralds New Era For Pallet Industry

Goplasticpallets.com has used the power of visual storytelling to take its ‘Leave the wood’ campaign to the next level by launching an intriguing new video. The poignant video tells the story of how the humble wooden pallet has been superseded by the reusable plastic pallet, as we move forward into the 21st century.
Set in a […]

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Firmenich Commits to 100% Sustainable Juice

    Firmenich Commits to 100% Sustainable Juice

Firmenich has signed the Sustainable Juice Covenant, joining forces with leading European beverage and food companies to commit to creating 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030. Under the coordination of IDH: the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Firmenich, Döhler, FrieslandCampina Riedel, Refresco and Verbruggen Juice Trading Sustainable Products, have agreed to target 100% verified sustainable sourcing for their […]

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Towards a Fairer Food Supply Chain – European Commission Asks For Input

    Towards a Fairer Food Supply Chain – European Commission Asks For Input

The European Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer. Farmers, citizens and other interested parties are invited to share their views on the functioning of the food supply chain through an online consultation that runs until 17 November. There are indications that the added value […]

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Real Time Environmental Data Collection – Inside a Food Pack!

    Real Time Environmental Data Collection – Inside a Food Pack!

EMCO Packaging has developed an advanced and highly sensitive data logger that collects environmental data actually from the inside of a food pack. It measures oxygen content, temperature, relative humidity & pressure and operates from the time the food is packed on the production line right through storage, transport and even whilst it is on […]

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DS Smith Solves e-commerce Supply Chain Challenges

    DS Smith Solves e-commerce Supply Chain Challenges

DS Smith, Europe’s leading packaging strategist, has revealed details of two major technological developments at one of Europe’s largest e-commerce events, #Deliver2 in Berlin.

DISCS™

An industry first, DISCS™ tests whether packages can survive the bumps and scrapes of the average e-commerce supply chain. Online orders sometimes need to survive up to 50 touch points, so packaging […]

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Warburtons Boosts Supply Chain With FuturMaster

    Warburtons Boosts Supply Chain With FuturMaster

Warburtons, the largest bakery brand in the UK with sales of £551 million last year, prides itself on the freshness of its bread, manufactured and delivered daily to over 18,500 retailers. To do this, the company – which has doubled in size over the last decade to become the second biggest selling grocery brand in […]

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International Best Practice Being Shared to Support Vibrant Food Chains

    International Best Practice Being Shared to Support Vibrant Food Chains

Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) recently hosted 20 EU experts in Galway for a 2-day meeting to examine short food supply chains. This network, known as the SKIN (Short Supply Chain Knowledge and Innovation Network) project, is looking to identify best practice in short food chains across Europe to develop economically resilient […]

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AGRO Merchants Group Expands in the Iberian Region

    AGRO Merchants Group Expands in the Iberian Region

AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solutions, has announced the acquisition of Cold Land SGPS SA from funds affiliated with Inter-Risco, a premier Portuguese private equity firm, and Portugal Ventures, a venture capital and private equity firm. Cold Land is the parent company of Frissul and Frigomato, which together offer […]

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Fox’s Biscuits Streamlines Production and Service Levels After Deploying FuturMaster Supply Chain Technology

    Fox’s Biscuits Streamlines Production and Service Levels After Deploying FuturMaster Supply Chain Technology

Fox’s, the £250 million UK biscuit company, has improved its forecasting, manufacturing and promotions planning practices after implementing new supply chain technology from specialist vendor FuturMaster. The software has helped the manufacturer boost its service levels and manage up to 150 deliveries a week to retailers including Tesco, M&S and Aldi, while customer service levels […]

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AGRO Merchants Group Unveils Next Phase of its Development

    AGRO Merchants Group Unveils Next Phase of its Development

AGRO Merchants Group recently celebrated the opening of their first European greenfield site in the port of Rotterdam. AGRO Merchants Group completed the first phase of the Rotterdam-Maasvlakte facility in December 2016. The 18,000-pallet-space cold store expanded the company’s service offering to its client base in the critical port hub.
AGRO Merchants Rotterdam-Maasvlakte provides comprehensive services […]

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£1 Million Boost For Scottish Aquaculture Supply Chain Innovation

    £1 Million Boost For Scottish Aquaculture Supply Chain Innovation

A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland is set to go ahead. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved the funding package and will run the programme in conjunction with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

The 30-month pilot is expected to attract a similar level of […]

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Dave Howorth Joins SCALA

    Dave Howorth Joins SCALA

Dave Howorth (pictured) is joining the SCALA Consulting team as an Executive Director. Dave Howarth was previously Supply Chain Director for General Mills UK, Ireland, Germany and Nordics, one of the top ten food manufacturers in the world, and was responsible for overseeing Logistics and Supply Chain Development in a multi-national, multi-temperature and multi-channel environment.  […]

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How Provenance is Driving the British Food and Drink Sector

    How Provenance is Driving the British Food and Drink Sector

By Jennifer Sillars, Food & Drink Marketing Executive, Ideagen
The UK food and drink sector is an economic success. The sector encompasses producers, raw material suppliers, processing, manufacturing, packaging, retail – an integrated and complete supply chain. Within such a diverse industry there is lots of scope for innovation and growth.
Product provenance is one opportunity that […]

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Premier Foods Names CHEP ‘Supplier of the Year’

    Premier Foods Names CHEP ‘Supplier of the Year’

CHEP has been named Supplier of the Year at the 2016 Premier Foods Awards. CHEP was singled out for bringing a new approach to its way of working with Premier, delivering value added opportunities as well as environmental benefits.
Premier Procurement and Central Operations Director Mark Hughes, comments: “Having strong relationships with our suppliers is critical […]

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Carlsberg Group Appoints New Executive Vice President For Supply Chain

    Carlsberg Group Appoints New Executive Vice President For Supply Chain

Carlsberg Group has announced that Philip A. Hodges will join Carlsberg Group as EVP Supply Chain and member of the Group’s Executive Committee (ExCom) from 1 February 2017, replacing Peter Ernsting who left the company at the end of last year.
Philip A. Hodges brings extensive experience in supply chain and finance from various international positions. He […]

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Nestlé Recognised as Climate Change Leader in Supply Chain

    Nestlé Recognised as Climate Change Leader in Supply Chain

Nestlé has been recognised as a global leader in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change across its supply chain. The international not-for-profit CDP has included Nestlé in its first supplier engagement leader board. CDP assessed actions to reduce emissions and lower climate-related risks in the supply chain in the past reporting year.
Nestlé is one […]

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Oakland International Web Relaunch Champions Transformative Change

    Oakland International Web Relaunch Champions Transformative Change

County Meath business, Oakland International, a sustainable family business held in high regard within the multi temperature supply chain arena, has relaunched their website and new corporate brand  championing their view of sustainable growth and transformative change.
Oakland International co-founder, Dean Attwell (pictured), comments: “Relaunching the website is the culmination of many months of planning, strategy […]

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Danone Deepens Commitment to Circular Economy

    Danone Deepens Commitment to Circular Economy

Danone and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have announced a partnership aimed at accelerating the global transition to a circular economy. For decades, conventional supply chains have been linear; taking, making and disposing of resources often to landfill. With the global population set to reach nine billion by 2050, access to quality food and water is […]

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EU Can, and Should, Do Better to Combat Food Waste

    EU Can, and Should, Do Better to Combat Food Waste

Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Action to date remains fragmented and intermittent, while coordination at European Commission level is lacking. The latest EU proposal for dealing with food waste, the […]

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Oakland International Ireland Retains Global BRC Standard

    Oakland International Ireland Retains Global BRC Standard

Supply chain distribution specialist Oakland International has retained British Retailers Consortium’s (BRC) quality audit for storage and distribution for their Ireland facility located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.
Oakland’s General Manager in Ireland, Richard Hill (pictured), comments: “Retaining BRC approval is fantastic news for the business and for our customers, with BRC accreditation providing assured acknowledgement that […]

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European Milk Package Strengthens Dairy Producers’ Position in the Supply Chain

    European Milk Package Strengthens Dairy Producers’ Position in the Supply Chain

The European Commission has published the second report on the operation of the so-called Milk Package, a series of measures launched in 2012 to strengthen the position of European dairy producers in the supply chain. The report shows that after three years of implementation, European farmers are increasingly using the tools provided by the Milk […]

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New Finance Director Appointed at Matcon

    New Finance Director Appointed at Matcon

Matcon, the specialist in IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) Systems, has announced that Israr Ghulam has joined the company as Finance Director. Israr succeeds Stephen Ball who, as previously announced, was appointed to the position of Managing Director at Matcon in January 2016.
Israr will manage his duties alongside his other position as Finance and Site Director […]

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SSI SCHAEFER – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    SSI SCHAEFER – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs over 8,500 people at its group headquarters in Neunkirchen, Germany, at its domestic and international production sites, and at its 60 foreign subsidiaries, which includes the United Kingdom. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific […]

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The Automated Technology Group – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    The Automated Technology Group – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

The Automated Technology Group are a leading global supplier of control and power solutions for industrial automation. Now part of Wood Group, we deliver complex projects with a proven blend of creativity, confidence and control. Through the design, installation and support of dynamic solutions for power, automation and process control, we drive the production lines, […]

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Doosan – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Doosan – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK is part of the $21bn global Doosan Corporation. We supply innovative, reliable forklift trucks with simple, powerful performance.
Our UK presence was established in 1994, firstly in Hinckley, before we moved, via Crick, to Northampton. Initially Daewoo forklifts were sold in the UK through Lex Harvey, the lift truck distributor.
After Finning bought […]

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Hörmann UK – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Hörmann UK – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

In the market for construction components, more and more gates, doors, frames and operators carry the Hörmann name, making Hörmann Europe’s leading provider of such products. This leadership of the family company has been attained through decades of continuous growth as a result of innovation, ensured quality and proximity to the customer.
Today, the Hörmann Group […]

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Snapfulfil – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Snapfulfil – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

Snapfulfil specialises in Warehouse Management Systems to make you more efficient
From fast-growing e-commerce start-ups to multi-national corporations, more and more companies are turning to Snapfulfil to optimise inventory, space and resources within their warehouses. Brought to you by Synergy Logistics, Snapfulfil delivers class-leading warehouse management solutions to customers in a range of industries including B2C […]

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Westbrook Industrial Limited – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Westbrook Industrial Limited – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

ASG Services – Labelling and Safety Solutions
At ASG Services we have gained an excellent reputation for providing the most appropriate labelling and safety products to meet the specific requirements of our customers.
By providing a range of products in each of our specialist fields, we are able to provide the optimum solution for every client from […]

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BCP Software – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    BCP Software – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

Founded in 1979, Business Computer Projects Ltd is a leading UK systems house specialising in Supply Chain Software to help clients manage their businesses more effectively. Our solutions cover everything in retail and wholesale distribution from WMS to in-store web based EPoS and incorporate the latest technologies so our customers can compete successfully in […]

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Conveyor Systems Ltd – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Conveyor Systems Ltd – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

Conveyor Systems Ltd offer an array of engineering expertise and a wealth of experience in materials handling solutions however complex, tailored to suit customer’s individual requirements in a wide range of industries.
At CSL we have a comprehensive range of conveyor equipment to provide complete automated turnkey materials handling systems, including design, installation and commissioning conveyors […]

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Gideon Hillman Consulting – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

    Gideon Hillman Consulting – IMHX 2016 – Exhibitor Profile

Gideon Hillman Consulting, established in 2004, is one of the UKs leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies servicing it’s clients throughout the UK and Europe. It is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company, a recognised member practice of the Institute of Consulting and a corporate member of UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association).
IMHX is the largest meeting […]

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Key Retailers and Brands Form the Retail Grocery Advisory Board

    Key Retailers and Brands Form the Retail Grocery Advisory Board

GS1 UK, the supply chain standards organisation, has facilitated the formation of the Retail Grocery Advisory Board with the objective of providing industry-wide solutions that will offer a better customer experience while delivering efficiencies throughout the supply chain. The Advisory Board includes members who represent almost 80% of the UK retail grocery market.
Members of the […]

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General Mills to Restructure Global Supply Chain

    General Mills to Restructure Global Supply Chain

North America-based international food group General Mills has announced restructuring in its global supply chain, impacting its US, Brazil, and China operations. General Mills has made a tentative decision to close its manufacturing facility in Vineland, New Jersey, and transfer production to other US facilities to eliminate excess soup capacity in its North America supply […]

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Waitrose Products Now Available Worldwide Through British Corner Shop

    Waitrose Products Now Available Worldwide Through British Corner Shop

Waitrose has become the first supermarket to sell own label products through Bristol-based British Corner Shop, the online store that delivers British food parcels worldwide, straight to the customer’s door.
It will enable Waitrose to enter entirely new territories from the 138 countries British Corner Shop regularly ships to, including two if its largest markets, the […]

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Oakland International Shortlisted for IGD Supply Chain Innovation

Oakland International is delighted to be a finalist in the Supply Chain Innovation Award category of the prestigious IGD Awards 2016 to be held in London on Tuesday 18th October 2016.
Responsible family business Oakland International was selected for their pioneering Distress Load Management service, whereby they reduce food losses for customers, loss adjusters and hauliers […]

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New System Delivers Major Enhancements For Partner Logistics

    New System Delivers Major Enhancements For Partner Logistics

A new Warehouse Management System (WMS) has been successfully introduced at the Partner Logistics cold store in Wisbech following a four month implementation project.
The new WMS, which is part of a group-wide ICT platform upgrade, aims to standardise the software used across all six Partner Logistics warehouses in order to improve flexibility, increase potential synergy […]

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Search On For Ireland’s Top Dairy Farm

    Search On For Ireland’s Top Dairy Farm

The competition to identify and reward the country’s top dairy farm has opened for 2016, with dairy co-ops throughout Ireland invited to nominate their top milk suppliers for the NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards, before the closing date of Friday 13th May, 2016.
“Irish dairy produce has a superb reputation for quality in global markets,” […]

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Oakland International Selected as Ireland Distribution Partner by Kepak

Supply chain and food distribution specialist Oakland International has been appointed by food innovator Kepak Convenience Foods to distribute their Convenience range of products for the three major retailers in Ireland.
Kepak Convenience Foods produces a variety of ‘Hot, Quick & Tasty’ convenience food products for the retail markets in Ireland, the UK and Europe including […]

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After a Record-breaking 2015 UPN is Growing From Strength to Strength

    After a Record-breaking 2015 UPN is Growing From Strength to Strength

As it maintains a trajectory of continued strong growth, 2015 has been a year of new records for UPN, outgrowing the pallet sector not only in percentage terms but also in actual pallet business growth. UPN services continue to maintain over 99% service level performance even with the additional 20%+ volume growth seen in 2015.
“As […]

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