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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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Manor Farm Counts its Chickens With Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Sysco

    Manor Farm Counts its Chickens With Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Sysco

Food and beverage manufacturers can no longer succeed by fine-tuning a relatively straightforward process of pushing as much through the production and supply chain operations as efficiently as possible. They must be flexible to handle a much more complex product line and set of sales channels that appeal to specific niche buyers and their lifestyles.
To […]

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New Sentencing Guidelines May Expose Food Professionals to Fraud Culpability

    New Sentencing Guidelines May Expose Food Professionals to Fraud Culpability

Guidelines*, which have come into effect in England and Wales, mean food industry professionals face possible custodial sentences for actions deemed to have caused harm or risk of harm to consumers. Leatherhead Food Research is advising the industry that failure to take reasonable measures to prevent supply chain fraud may constitute ‘risk of harm’ in […]

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Trace One and Musgrave Group Renew Contract to Drive Further Private Label Success

    Trace One and Musgrave Group Renew Contract to Drive Further Private Label Success

Trace One has announced that Irish retail leader Musgrave Group has renewed its agreement for Trace One’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Musgrave leverages Trace One PLM to effectively manage its private label ranges from ideation and specification management through to final packaging and approval. As owner of one of Ireland’s most trusted brands, SuperValu, […]

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ADM Expands EMEA Supply Chain Footprint

    ADM Expands EMEA Supply Chain Footprint

Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Cairo-based Medsofts Group. The new 50-50 joint venture will own and manage merchandising and supply chain operations, including: an international merchandising operation that handles more than 1.5 million metric tons of grains, […]

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Data Management in Food & Beverage: Connecting Your Suppliers

Few industries are as dependent upon their supply chains as food and beverage manufacturers. Delivering good quality food in time to consumers requires all stakeholders in a food and beverage supply chain to be connected. In order to comply with regulations, guidelines and consumer expectations, a lot of data needs to be gathered and stored […]

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Greenvale Ramps Up Storage to Meet Christmas Potato Rush

    Greenvale Ramps Up Storage to Meet Christmas Potato Rush

Greenvale, which supplies potatoes to some of the UK’s leading supermarkets, ramped up production to meet significant increase in demand from major supermarkets during December. As a nation that consumed over 120,000 tonnes of potatoes over last year’s festive period alone, Greenvale required a temporary building to enable it to increase onsite storage capacity quickly […]

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Navman Wireless Technology Delivers Wright Result For Top British Baker

    Navman Wireless Technology Delivers Wright Result For Top British Baker

‘Out of sight, out of mind’ is not an option for today’s managers of refrigerated fleets. Valuable time-sensitive perishable cargo, combined with a strong need to increase efficiency and mitigate risk, requires that companies who transport refrigerated and frozen product, know what is happening, when, and to which of their vans and trucks, along every […]

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Partner Logistics Looks at the Bigger Picture

    Partner Logistics Looks at the Bigger Picture

Over the last ten years the way the frozen food supply chain operates has changed significantly as a result of a number of factors such as increased consumer demand, a bigger focus on sustainability and pressure to keep costs low.
Partner Logistics, along with many other warehouse providers, has traditionally been independent within the supply chain, […]

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Chalcroft Video Presentation: Cold store extension and packing hall

    Chalcroft Video Presentation: Cold store extension and packing hall

As a specialist construction company, Chalcroft, understands the needs of industries where hygiene and temperature control is business critical, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and logistics.
Our projects range from simple refurbishment and extensions to full design and build turnkey schemes. With offices in the Midlands and East of England, we manage projects throughout the UK.
Our portfolio […]

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Video Case Study: Gideon Hillman Consulting delivers for Bodybuilding.com

    Video Case Study: Gideon Hillman Consulting delivers for Bodybuilding.com

One of the stand out projects for the Warehouse Consultants at Gideon Hillman Consulting (GH) in 2015 was the design and fit-out of the new European e-fulfilment Distribution Centre for Bodybuilding.com; the world’s largest on-line retailer of sports nutrition products including powdered and liquid health supplements and bulking powders for athletes; with an annual turnover […]

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Tetra Pak to Improve Supply Chain Transparency Through Sedex Partnership

    Tetra Pak to Improve Supply Chain Transparency Through Sedex Partnership

Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has informed all of its key suppliers that they will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), as part of its commitment to improve supply chain transparency.
“As a global company with a large number of suppliers, we recognise […]

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Gray & Adams Delivers on a Tall Order For a Short Trailer

    Gray & Adams Delivers on a Tall Order For a Short Trailer

The UK’s number one manufacturer of refrigerated road transport equipment will unveil a ground-breaking lifting-deck urban semi-trailer at the industry’s premier showcase event next month. The 11m tri-axle trailer is being presented by Gray & Adams at the Temperature-Controlled Storage & Distribution Show, which takes place at the Peterborough Arena from 16-17 September.
It has been […]

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Morrisons Announces New Milk For Farmers Cheese and Minimum Price For Milk

    Morrisons Announces New Milk For Farmers Cheese and Minimum Price For Milk

Having recently created a new brand of milk, Morrisons Milk for Farmers, where 10 pence per litre goes back to Arla farmers, UK supermarket group Morrisons has now announced that it will do the same on cheese by creating a Milk for Farmers cheddar cheese priced at a retail premium of 34 pence-a-pack above the […]

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National Broadband Plan to Drive SMART Agriculture in Ireland

    National Broadband Plan to Drive SMART Agriculture in Ireland

Teagasc, the Irish  Agriculture and Food Development Authority, has welcomed proposals published by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR), in Connecting Communities, the National Broadband Plan to extend high speed broadband to most rural areas. Connecting Communities anticipates if Government sanctions the plan that 96% of the land mass, covering 1.8m citizens […]

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Food Manufacturer Van Geloven Implement TXT Demand, Supply Planning and Scheduling Solution as Part of the Journey to Best Practice S&OP

    Food Manufacturer Van Geloven Implement TXT Demand, Supply Planning and Scheduling Solution as Part of the Journey to Best Practice S&OP

Van Geloven develop and produce Abrand and private label frozen snacks and meal components for the retail and wholesale sector in Europe. There are 6 strong brands within the portfolio: Ad van Geloven, Van Lieshout Snacks, Welten Snacks, The Bourgondier, Mora and Hebro. The company has about 800 employees. Van Geloven are based in the […]

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Increase in Irish Farm Income in 2014

    Increase in Irish Farm Income in 2014

A preliminary estimate of the Teagasc National Farm Survey results show that Irish family farm income increased by 6% in 2014, bringing the average income figure for the farming sector to €26,974.
Dr Thia Hennessy, Head of the Teagasc National Farm Survey, says: “The value of farm output decreased in 2014, but farmers benefitted from very […]

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Nestlé Pledges to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

    Nestlé Pledges to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

Nestlé has pledged to reduce food loss and waste in a new initiative launched at a SAVE FOOD event in its headquarters in Switzerland, attended by industry, research, government and civil society representatives.
SAVE FOOD works closely with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to […]

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Next Generation Hygienic Pallet Launched!

    Next Generation Hygienic Pallet Launched!

Goplasticpallets.com has introduced to its range a new, improved version of its Hygienic pallet, which has been optimised for superior performance in automated conveyor systems.
Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com, says: “Our Hygienic plastic pallet has been a popular favourite with the food and pharmaceutical industries since its UK launch in 2001, so we’re delighted […]

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