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Cold Storage Space Will Be Facing High Seasonal Demand This Winter
Monday June 12 2017 03:24
LPR Wins Prestigious EcoVadis Gold Rating
Friday April 21 2017 03:27
LPR Celebrates Egg-cellent End To Q1
Wednesday April 19 2017 04:56
Sedex And Authenticate IS Announce Partnership For Ethical Supply Chain
Friday April 07 2017 04:11
Food Supply Chain Statement To Minister Over Brexit
Monday March 27 2017 03:49
ICE Warehouse Development To Enable Further Business Expansion
Saturday March 25 2017 05:27
Managing Fork Lift Safety In Changing Times
Monday March 20 2017 04:34
Allott & Associates And Onwards Holdings Make Easy Steps To Take Business From Research To Market
Thursday March 16 2017 07:49
Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Early Agreement On Future UK Trade With Ireland
Thursday March 16 2017 07:23
Jungheinrich Continues Commitment To Promoting Fork Lift Safety
Monday February 06 2017 04:45
Food Distribution Industry Urged To Combat Food Waste Crisis
Friday February 03 2017 03:24
PSE Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Friday January 27 2017 03:15
CSB Automated System Boosts Delivery Performance By 99%
Monday January 23 2017 14:21
Safe Site Superstars Of The Food Industry
Wednesday January 11 2017 08:06
Tesco Plans To Close Distribution Centres
Wednesday January 11 2017 04:24
Central Foods Awarded BRC Standard
Friday January 06 2017 04:24
LPR UK Announces New Logistics Partnership With W.R. Carter
Monday December 19 2016 05:03
Automated Carrier Solution For Pre-Packaged Food
Wednesday December 14 2016 03:59
Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Action To Restore Labour Market Confidence
Monday December 12 2016 04:28
Clegg Food Projects Delivers On Greggs Distribution Centre
Monday November 28 2016 04:41
LPR Expands Capabilities With New Paint Booth At Castleford
Friday November 25 2016 07:19
Ensuring Sustainable Supply Chains: A Bespoke Event For British Business From FDF
Wednesday November 23 2016 04:31
Savoye Targets Growth With New Partnership Strategy
Wednesday October 26 2016 08:38
Onward Invests In Prime Site To Boost Northern Supply Chain
Thursday October 06 2016 04:37
Walki Helps Ecocool With Thermo-Covering
Monday October 03 2016 04:45
BRC Global Standards Professional Awards Launched
Thursday August 25 2016 05:11
Leading UK Food Group Chooses Mitsubishi Forklifts
Thursday August 18 2016 07:56
Courier Express Continues Expansion Amid Growth
Monday August 15 2016 03:52
BRC Publishes Revised Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
Monday August 01 2016 14:12
Walki Helps Ecocool With Thermo-covering
Wednesday July 27 2016 05:16
LPR Goes For Gold With EcoVadis Rating
Tuesday July 05 2016 04:12
FLTA Search Is On For Safety Champion
Wednesday June 15 2016 05:11
19th Project For Greggs With CLEGG Food Projects
Tuesday June 14 2016 07:38
Onward Holdings Goes Green With Renewable Energy Investment
Thursday June 02 2016 04:59
Lengthy Contracts Result In Skills Shortage
Tuesday May 31 2016 07:33
Onward Holdings Will Be Mapping Out Its Key Warehouse Sites At Multimodal
Wednesday May 04 2016 05:59
Customised Stacking Bins Hatteland’s Fully Robotised AutoStore Systems
Thursday April 21 2016 08:38
JBT AGVs: Matching Automation With Application
Friday February 26 2016 11:41
Antalis Packaging To Showcase Latest Packaging Innovations At Foodex
Friday February 26 2016 07:51
LPR Opens New Depots In Partnership With Goggins
Monday February 15 2016 05:20
LPR Announces Two Senior Promotions
Wednesday February 10 2016 06:12
Polymer Logistics To Present At Fruit Logistica 2016 The Newest Member Of Its Market Place Products Family
Thursday January 21 2016 04:12
LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises Cut Carbon Footprint By 15%
Tuesday January 19 2016 04:10
New Handle Means Easier Operation
Friday December 18 2015 03:52
Take Winter With A Pinch Of Salt
Tuesday December 08 2015 05:24
Good Management Key To Safe Fork Lift Operations
Friday November 20 2015 07:08
Waitrose New art.com Fulfilment Centre Officially Opened
Thursday November 05 2015 06:01
IWM Offers Complete Turnkey Package For Logistics Sector
Monday November 02 2015 04:16
Philip Dennis Foodservice Saves £38,000 In First Quarter Thanks To Fleetmatics REVEAL
Wednesday October 21 2015 07:27
LPR Wins Kellogg's European Pallet Pooling Contract
Friday October 16 2015 03:28
Polymer Logistics Receives Golden Medal Innovation Award At Macfrut 2015
Thursday October 08 2015 04:46
LPR Hits Record Heights In Annual Satisfaction Survey
Monday October 05 2015 07:52
LPR Appoints New Senior Roles To Drive Forward UK And Ireland Expansion
Friday September 25 2015 04:05
Polymer Logistics Takes The Benefits Of Plastic Pallets To The Next Level With The ‘Cleanpal’ Hygienic Pallet
Thursday September 03 2015 05:40
JBT Debuts JayBoT™ AGV At PPMA 2015
Wednesday August 05 2015 08:11
National Fork Truck Safety Conference Gets CPD Seal Of Approval
Friday July 31 2015 03:39
Uncovering Safety Superheroes
Thursday July 23 2015 03:13
Igloo Turns Up The Heat With New Superhero Brand Campaign
Wednesday July 22 2015 07:34
Red Tape Adds £6.4 Billion Onto The Cost Of Distribution In The UK
Tuesday July 21 2015 04:24
New BlueTherm® IR Infrared Non-Contact Wireless Thermometer
Monday July 20 2015 09:27
Investment In New Wash Plant Enables Phs Teacrate To Provide Northern Service
Tuesday June 02 2015 11:49
Overwhelming Success For The Safer Site Programme
Thursday April 30 2015 06:32
Innovative Scheme Allows Co-Op Food To Steer Clear Of Driver Shortage
Friday April 24 2015 09:35
Frontline Packaging impresses Food Service Customer with Atlanta Synthesi Pallet Wrapper
Monday April 20 2015 06:11
G's Fresh Beetroot Scoops Safe Site Award
Thursday April 16 2015 05:44
LPR Celebrates 22nd Year Of Sustained Growth
Thursday April 02 2015 05:59
Yearsley Group Vehicle Goes Diamond To Celebrate 60 Years
Tuesday March 31 2015 07:32
Dailycer Highly Commended In Fork Lift Truck Association Awards
Monday March 23 2015 06:09
Onward Holding The Key At Multimodal To Prime Logistics Sites
Wednesday March 11 2015 12:08
Falling Oil Prices Increase Supply Chain Risk for Food Industry
Tuesday March 10 2015 09:39
Frontline Packaging Beats The Competition For The Supply Of 6 Pallet Wrapping Machines
Tuesday March 03 2015 08:26
JBT Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems at Anuga FoodTec
Friday February 27 2015 10:07
Yearsley Group Celebrate 60 Years With Gala Dinner And £60k Pledge To Charity
Tuesday February 24 2015 13:02
LPR Celebrates Winning Nestlé Account
Tuesday February 17 2015 05:52
Onward Holding The Key To Logistics solutions In The North
Thursday February 05 2015 09:53
Hand Pallet Trucks: Spot The Hazard
Wednesday January 28 2015 07:35
Waitrose To Open New Fulfillment Centre For Online Groceries Sales
Friday January 09 2015 08:27
Ice Cream, You Scream, LPR Screams For R&R Ice Cream!
Thursday November 27 2014 07:29
FLTA launches national Safer Site Programme
Friday November 21 2014 07:45
Red Is The New Green As LPR Delivers Environmental Promise
Tuesday October 14 2014 08:38
UB Goes Down Sustainability Route With Cooking Oil Fuelled Trucks
Tuesday October 07 2014 04:47
£11m Up For Grabs In Improving Food Supply Chain Efficiency Competition
Tuesday September 23 2014 08:23
Reducing Supply Chain Costs With New Plastic Pallet
Wednesday August 20 2014 03:27
New Mitsubishi EDiA EX Forklift Truck Delivers Both Agility And Power
Friday August 01 2014 04:29
ACS&T Announce TICCO Foods Storage Facility Contract Win
Monday July 28 2014 07:14
Fork Lift Truck Association Announces First Safety Conference Practical Safety Panel
Monday July 07 2014 06:29
Premier Grocery Logistics Consolidation Completed
Thursday June 19 2014 05:45
To The Back Of The Store...And Beyond
Tuesday June 17 2014 07:33
Advanced Intralogistics System From CSB-System Speeds Up Food Factory Order And Picking Process
Friday May 30 2014 07:37
Oakland Cold Pallet Storage Gets Green Light For Expansion
Tuesday May 27 2014 10:02
NFT Valued At £60m As Private Equity Snaps Up Tasty Business
Monday April 28 2014 08:49
Britcon Completes Lidl Contract
Wednesday April 23 2014 18:49
Waitrose To Open first National Distribution Centre
Thursday March 27 2014 11:25
Wincanton Wins Sainsbury's London Distribution
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Cranswick Storage Extension Project Last Stages
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Steel Skeleton Completed For New Co-op DC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Spring Savings On RTP Trays From LINPAC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
KDH Lift The Roof At Busy Distribution Centre
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Onwards Will Be Showing Off Different Aspects At Multimodal
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Yearsley Goes Global With New Division
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Wincanton Sells Its Stake In Culina
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Onward Showcase Warehousing Portfolio At Foodex
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
RDFL Will Put spotlight On International Operations At Food & Drink Expo
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Rhys Davies Start Freight Forwarding Expansion Plans
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
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Ensuring Sustainable Supply Chains: A Bespoke Event For British Business From FDF
With the global food system set to face unprecedented production and demand pressures over the coming decades, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is convening sustainability and trade experts to focus on how manufacturers can develop secure, sustainable supply chains.

The event, sponsored by ENER-G, will take place on 23 November at One Great George Street in Westminster. Delegates will hear from speakers including: Anna Turrell, Senior Public Affairs Manager for Sustainability, Nestlé UK & Ireland; Nick Vermont, Regional CEO, McCain Foods and Chair of the FDF Sustainability Steering Group; Louise Nicholls, Head of Responsible Sourcing, Packaging and Plan A, Marks and Spencer; Beatrix Richards, Head of Forest Policy and Trade, WWF; and Professor Tim Lang, City University.

Key themes include the food security and business risks from challenges including climate change; how companies can tackle the challenges collaboratively and drive new opportunities; as well as the key security and sourcing issues for the future, such as natural capital. Alongside extensive networking opportunities, the following topics will also be discussed:
* Global food security in the face of climate change
* Brexit – a sustainability toolkit
* The FDF Environmental Ambition: Ambition 2025
* Responsible corporate citizenship
* Sustainable collaboration in UK food and drink

The event follows the recent launch of FDF's “Ambition 2025 – Shaping Sustainable Value Chains”, which is the next step on the organisation’s journey to help deliver a sustainable food system for the future.

Speaking ahead of the event, Ian Wright CBE, FDF Director General, said: “These are tumultuous times. Businesses face significant uncertainties in almost every area. Around the world, major economic and political change is on the horizon, with different priorities coming to the forefront.

"Still, sustainability remains a key watchword in the UK food chain as the implications of climate change and a growing global population are becoming ever more apparent for business operations. This event will be the ideal forum to discuss these vital issues. It offers the chance to learn more about how to build resilience and responsibility into the supply chain and how to ensure the continued success and sustainability of businesses and their service to the consumer.”

Clare Burns, Head of Marketing for ENER-G, said: "Managing energy and carbon reduction are business critical issues for most food and drink manufacturers. Going green makes good financial sense, so energy saving measures have a strong bottom line benefit and result in a more sustainable supply chain. ENER-G specialises in sustainable and efficient technologies, such as CHP, and is proud to sponsor this event and support FDF members with their sustainability objectives."
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Savoye Targets Growth With New Partnership Strategy
Warehouse automation specialist Savoye intends to further strengthen its position in the international market by launching a new partnership strategy to increase sales of its equipment and software.

Between now and the end of 2016, Savoye will have recruited approximately 10 new integrator partners and aims to double this figure in 2017. With exports accounting for 62% of its turnover, the business sees significant potential in the UK market for its range of automated handling and software solutions.

Savoye, which currently has specialist teams based in the UK, Germany, Benelux, France, Italy, Morocco, and Russia, has launched its indirect sales policy under the strategic guidance of Hervé Aubert, Savoye’s director of projects and contracts. The French automation expert believes there are significant growth opportunities for its INTELIS and A-SIS products, which can be delivered through an approved network of integrators and supply chain consultants. INTELIS is the equipment manufacturer brand for intra-logistics mechanised solutions. A-SIS is the software developer brand for the supply chain (WMS, WCS, TMS and OMS).

Hervé Aubert, Savoye's director of projects and contracts, said: “At Savoye, we are very close to our customers, in terms of culture. The idea is thus not to create a substitute for our traditional sales channel to final customers, but rather to develop a complementary network of local stakeholders by getting them to integrate all, or part, of our technological building blocks into their offer."

While France is still Savoye’s key domestic market, the company has managed to expand internationally and has supported several of its major account customers in about 40 countries, including Poland, Israel, South Africa, Mexico and China.

To carry out this development strategy, Savoye has set up a multi-disciplinary team of about 20 people; it has also defined the type of partner integrator it is looking for and a programme for supporting them. It has also developed a clear pricing policy that has been tailored to each individual market.

"We target local stakeholders who have the necessary technical expertise in our field as well as their own marketing network", explains Hervé Aubert.

The goal for 2017 is to accelerate the integrator recruitment process with up to 10 partnerships in each of the key target markets: the UK, North and South America, Southeast Asia, China and various other European countries.

Hervé Aubert concludes: "It is a reciprocal recruiting process for which it is essential to get to know each other and to define the investments expected on both sides before signing contracts. Above all, we are looking for long-term profitable relationships."
Item last updated:   Thursday October 06 2016 04:37
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Onward Invests In Prime Site To Boost Northern Supply Chain
Businesses seeking warehousing space to take advantage of the Government’s vision of a Northern Powerhouse are being urged to get in touch with Onward Holdings Ltd, which is offering for lease a dedicated unit in the heart of Yorkshire.

“Normanton 108” is ideally located adjacent to junction 31 of the M62, the warehouse at the Normanton Industrial Estate is undergoing substantial refurbishment, including the complete re-roofing of the facility as well as full re-cladding of the exterior, new exterior windows, doors and entrance canopy to the offices. The work is expected to be completed by the end of November 2016.

This logistics hub opportunity provides over 108,000sqft of space and is within one of the UK’s most sought after distribution and manufacturing locations. It has three portal bays with offices to the rear as well as extensive car parking and yard areas. There is a large grassed area to the front that could be used for additional expansion, subject to planning permissions.

Normanton has a front loading area with 12 covered dock loading bays and a fully enclosed rear loading/dispatch area with drive-through surface doors to each side. Offices and staff facilities are housed within an attached two-story building to the rear of the warehouse. The site also has the potential to be split into two separate units. The building is Energy Performance rated D 94.

Yorkshire is seen as a key location for many businesses seeking to move or expand their supply chains in the north of England, but a shortage of suitable industrial space hinders the logistics property market and could put the brake on economic development in one of the UK’s most important regions.

Onward Holdings’ success in supplying high quality warehousing for a variety of sectors, such as food, high end goods and packaging has prompted it to search for suitable land for logistics operations to boost availability in the region.

Andrew Miller, of Andrew Miller Chartered Surveyors of Sheffield which is promoting the site, says: “After purchasing the Normanton warehouse, Onward Holdings is making a significant investment in sprucing up the facility to make it even more attractive to businesses seeking a distribution/storage hub in such a key location.”

Family-run business Onward Holdings specialises in operating highly-competitively priced industrial warehousing in the North of England. In addition to Normanton it has sites in Castleford, Doncaster, Ackworth, Scunthorpe. It also has two plots of land available for design and build opportunities at Onward Park in Featherstone, which is within touching distance of the M62.

Onward Holdings offers a range of logistics options to suit most budgets, together with additional value-added warehouse services. The different facilities that Onward Holdings offers can help companies gain a vital foothold in the northern supply chain.
Item last updated:   Thursday October 06 2016 04:37
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