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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
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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
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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
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Spring Savings On RTP Trays From LINPAC
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KDH Lift The Roof At Busy Distribution Centre
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Yearsley Goes Global With New Division
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Wincanton Sells Its Stake In Culina
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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
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Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Early Agreement On Future UK Trade With Ireland
In a cross-sector act of cooperation, signatories from 35 representative bodies in the UK food and drink supply chain have signed an open letter calling on the Government to make an early agreement on future trade with the Republic of Ireland as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

The Open letter reads:

A key priority for the food and drink industry is to secure tariff-free trade with the EU, which remains our largest external market and our largest source of imported supplies.

This is of particular importance in the case of the Republic of Ireland, our only land border with the EU. It buys more from us than the United States, China, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Japan combined. Nearly a fifth of UK food and drink exports go to Ireland, with more than a third of Ireland’s reaching UK shores. A quarter of all Northern Irish milk is processed in the South. More than half of Irish beef and cheese goes to the UK. The UK supplies 80 per cent of the flour used in the Republic. We could go on.

The seamless single market in food and drink across the UK and Ireland allows the free movement of goods and workers. It also means that the majority of food sourced in Ireland from EU and international sources, particularly fresh produce, arrives via ports and supply chains from across the whole of the UK. This complete interdependence is essential to ensuring our food security and to feeding both countries.

We represent the UK’s agri-food and drink sector. It employs four million people or 13.5 per cent of the UK workforce. Our industry needs Government to ensure existing tariff-free trading arrangements between the UK and Ireland are maintained.

New disruptive customs barriers, port health controls and other costly bureaucratic requirements that impede the movement of goods and workers must be avoided. They would disrupt established supply chain networks that operate across the UK and Ireland and would cause significant economic damage while adding to existing food price inflation faced by consumers.

A cliff-edge scenario that results in a sudden transformation to our trading arrangements with Ireland would be hugely damaging for our industry and for the wider economy on both sides of the border.

In the event that new customs requirements cannot be avoided, continuity and predictability for business must be a priority. Government would need to evaluate the administrative and regulatory requirements and put in place robust plans to deliver transitional arrangements that minimise disruption and provide sufficient time to allow businesses to adapt.

We are pleased that the Prime Minister is seeking a ‘frictionless’ border between the UK and Ireland post-Brexit. It is imperative that once Article 50 is triggered the future border arrangements are high on the target list for prompt resolution. Government should make a clear and early statement of principle that it is committed to maintaining this trade with Ireland and that it will make it a priority in negotiations.

Co-signed by chief executives of the following organisations:
* an Wright Director General, Food and Drink Federation
* David Caffall Chief Executive, Agricultural Industries Confederation
* James Smith President, Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers
* David Camp Chief Executive, Association of Labour Providers
* Kate Nicholls Chief Executive, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers
* Andy Tighe Policy Director, British Beer and Pub Association
* Ufi Ibrahim Chief Executive, British Hospitality Association
* Nick Allen Chief Executive, British Meat Processors Association
* Richard Griffiths Chief Executive, British Poultry Council
* Helen Dickinson Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium
* Gavin Partington Director General, British Soft Drink Association
* Declan O’Brien Director General, British Specialist Nutrition Association
* Sam Jennings Technical Adviser, Council for Responsible Nutrition UK
* Judith Bryans Chief Executive, Dairy UK
* Gordon Polson Director, Federation of Bakers
* James Bielby Chief Executive, Federation of Wholesale Distributors
* Andy Richardson Chair, Food and Drink Wales Industry Board
* Nigel Jenney CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium
* Graham Keen Executive Director, Health Food Manufacturers’ Association
* Liz Murphy CEO, International Meat Trade Association
* Alex Waugh Director General, National Association of British and Irish Millers
* Bob Price Director and Policy Adviser, National Association of Cider Makers
* Terry Jones Director General, National Farmers’ Union
* Michael Bell Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association
* Conall Donnelly Executive Director, Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association
* Dick Searle Chief Executive, Packaging Federation
* Michael Bellingham Chief Executive, Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association
* John Smith Chief Executive, Proprietary Association of Great Britain
* Andrew Kuyk Director General, Provision Trade Federation
* Julie Hesketh-Laird Acting CEO, Scotch Whisky Association
* Simon Cripps Chairman, Seasoning and Spice Association
* Steve Morgan Chair, UK Flavour Association
* John Whitehead Director, UK Food and Drink Exporters Association
* Wesley Aston Chief Executive, Ulster Farmers’ Union
* Miles Beale Chief Executive, Wine and Spirit Trade Association
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Jungheinrich Continues Commitment To Promoting Fork Lift Safety
Jungheinrich UK has confirmed that it will sponsor the Fork Lift Truck Association’s National Fork Lift Safety Conference for a third consecutive year.

Taking place on Wednesday 20th September 2017, the award-winning conference sees delegates from across the country assemble to hear materials handling experts share knowledge, experiences, case studies and practical advice on the key issues affecting fork lift truck safety in the workplace.

Announcing the news, Jan Lorenz, Managing Director, Jungheinrich UK, said: “Workplace transport accidents involving fork lift trucks, as we learned at last year’s Conference, are on the rise, so it’s important to ensure safety is at the forefront of executives’ thinking.

“We are proud to once again be sponsoring the FLTA’s Safety Conference. Jungheinrich is dedicated to helping sites operate safely, and events like this are vital in keeping managers up-to-date and aware of their responsibilities.”

Association Chief Executive, Peter Harvey MBE, said: “We would like to thank Jungheinrich for its continued commitment to the Safety Conference. Now in its 15th year, the Safety Conference has grown to become a cornerstone of the industry’s calendar. This sponsorship allows us to raise standards – and keep raising them – every year.”

Safety Conference 2017 will feature presentations from industry experts, special guest speakers, a Q&A session, and more. There will also be case studies from several fork lift managers. Consistently rated as a crucial part of the event, these presentations explain the ways in which companies have successfully improved safety on their sites – often at little or no expense.

The event takes place at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, near Coventry. Tickets are on sale now.

For further details, or to book your ticket to the event, visit the FLTA Safety Conference page www.fork-truck.org.uk, email mail@fork-truck.org.uk or call the FLTA office on 01635 277577.
Item last updated:   Friday February 03 2017 03:24
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Food Distribution Industry Urged To Combat Food Waste Crisis
According to the latest insight from WRAP, the UK’s food waste crisis is reaching its tipping point.

Figures published earlier this year (January 2017) reveal that household food waste in the UK increased 4.4% between 2012 and 2015, despite a clear target to cut this volume by 5% before 2016.

The total volume of food waste sent to landfill in 2015 surpassed 7.3 million tonnes – enough to fill nearly 3,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools – and cost the average family more than £700 in disposal costs alone. When you also take the wider economic and environmental implications into consideration, the true scale of the issue becomes even more evident.

However, despite these figures, blaming the consumer alone would be short-sighted. In fact, the total volume of food waste ending up in landfill each year comes from a variety of sources.

The food distribution industry, for example, is said to generate a significant volume of food waste – a high percentage of which is sent directly to landfill. Insight from WRAP reports that this volume is more than 4,000 tonnes every year.

According to the IGD, the factors behind this statistic are around poor or damaged packaging, inaccurate temperature control and environmental factors; such as damp or contamination. Despite this reasoning, the fact still remains – action must be taken, and soon, to curb the volume of food waste generated by the sector.

At ReFood, we believe that wasting produce is ludicrous – so much energy, water and labour resources go into producing it. As such, reducing waste must be a priority.

To combat the issue, a number of initiatives have been introduced across the industry, many of which are already seeing impressive results. The Courtauld Commitment, for example, which aims to promote change across the supply chain, is inspiring change from businesses operating across the sector.

Similarly, the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) waste prevention toolkit provides excellent guidance on how to apply best practice to your business. This aims to promote greater collaboration between partners and suppliers to understand risks and highlight opportunities for change.

Although immediate action is already being undertaken to reduce the volume of food wasted by the industry, there will always be a small percentage which cannot be eliminated. The majority of this figure comes from spoiled produce, much of which, for legal reasons, cannot be otherwise consumed or repurposed. Unfortunately, however, a high percentage of this unavoidable waste is sent directly to landfill.

This is where AD must be prioritised. Recycling unavoidable food waste to create renewable and sustainable biofertiliser is a hugely efficient use of an extremely valuable resource. While recycling food via AD isn’t a one size fits all solution, its involvement as part of a wider integrated waste management strategy is hugely important. What’s more, by doing so, we can make great strides towards eliminating food waste to landfill and help reach UK renewable energy targets.

In fact, if we were to achieve zero food waste to landfill nationwide, then by 2020 we could generate over 1.1tW of energy, 27 million fewer tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, return over 1.3 million tonnes of nutrient-rich fertiliser to farmland and save the public sector over £3.7 billion – a huge economic benefit which is currently being overlooked.

If we can encourage further activity to minimise waste and generate greater buy-in from across the food distribution industry, it will be possible to help alleviate the food waste crisis, while also recognising significant economic and environmental benefits.

In 2011, ReFood launched Vision 2020: UK roadmap to zero food waste to landfill. Using insight and experience from industry stakeholders, the report is a comprehensive guide to minimising both avoidable and unavoidable food waste in the UK.

Since the report’s launch, ReFood has been promoting the importance of a comprehensive national waste strategy and lobbying the government to make policy changes surrounding the food waste debate.
Item last updated:   Friday February 03 2017 03:24
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