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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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LPR Announces Two Senior Promotions
La Palette Rouge (LPR), a division of Euro Pool Group, has signalled its commitment to investing further in customer and sales support by announcing two key senior promotions.

Joe Hebblewhite has been promoted to commercial manager, while Gary Anderton has been appointed interim AOS manager, as the European-wide logistics specialist focuses on an ambitious programme of growth.

The new appointments come as LPR restructures its sales and account management teams to maximise the services it provides to its client base.

Hebblewhite, who joined the company in 2014 as business development manager, will be responsible for commercial development and a team is being built to support him in his objectives. His promotion comes after his successful contribution to LPR’s growing relationships with a stream of new blue chip organisations within the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

In his new role as interim AOS manager, Gary Anderton, who joined LPR in 2012 as customer account manager, will continue to focus on developing the company’s existing customer relationships and will look for new ways of maximising the support it offers to its current clients.

He said: “We pride ourselves on providing a value-added service to all our customers and work hard to understand their specific needs. The restructure of the sales and customer support teams is allowing us to focus even further on providing each of our customers with the individual support they need.”

Hebblewhite added: “As a dynamic and progressive company, LPR is always looking to grow its market share with the most recognisable names in the FMCG sector and is proud to be offering simplicity in pricing and the most reliable outsourced solution available. LPR is upping the ante by continuing to provide excellent customer service and I’m looking forward to the challenge of leading a new team to find fresh and innovative ways of supporting our customers.”

Adrian Fleming, managing director, LPR UK, said he was keen to promote within the existing LPR team to develop talent and to invest in its employees, as well as develop its customer support programmes.

“We have long been committed to investing in people, facilities and processes and this new strategic approach of proactively focusing on sales and customer support means we will be in the perfect position to innovate in this most competitive of sectors,” he said.

“Joe and Gary have a wealth of sector knowledge and we are confident that, in their new positions, they will continue to play a significant role in the growth of LPR.”

LPR delivered 62 million pallets across Europe in 2014, rising from 53 million in 2013. This is expected to grow further in 2016 due to a number of new contract wins with high profile blue chip FMCG manufacturers, including Nestlé and Kellogg’s.

In 2015, expansion saw the company move its UK and Ireland headquarters to a new base in Studley, Warwickshire, and make strategic new appointments to boost its UK and Ireland performance. LPR now has over 40 personnel in the UK and Ireland.
Item last updated:   Tuesday January 19 2016 04:10
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Polymer Logistics To Present At Fruit Logistica 2016 The Newest Member Of Its Market Place Products Family
Polymer Logistics, a leading provider of retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions, will exhibit its effective product solutions for fresh produce at Fruit Logistica 2016; held between 3-5 February 2016 in Berlin.

Show’s attendees are encouraged to visit the company’s booth (Hall 21 / C-04) to discover more about Polymer Logistics’ latest product launch of its Wood-Look display stand and extension to its successful range of Market Place crates. Following pilots, customer satisfaction surveys and acceptance of the Market Place crates within international chains including Wal-Mart and Carrefour, Polymer Logistics has created its new display stand for retailers looking to develop an upscale fresh market-look across stores. The display stand is designed for all RPC types as well as cardboard.

Polymer Logistics joins over 2,700 exhibitors at the Messe Berlin grounds for the prominent event for the fruit and vegetable trade that has run there since 1993. Here, more than 65,000 visitors annually experience a wide-ranging display of the latest innovations, products and services in the international supply chain industry.

Among the new products that Polymer Logistics’ will introduce at its stand is its extended assortment of Market Place reusable plastics crates (RPCs), with five different size dimensions available. Having debuted at Fruit Logistica 2014, the Market Place crate has transformed fresh produce aisles with its market-fresh appearance. A new half-size 400x300 mm crate is now being launched, sharing the foldable, stackable and easily transportable characteristics that already define the range and significantly benefit retailers.

Also premiering at Fruit Logistica 2016 will be a new Wood-Look display stand, a modular system designed to support Polymer Logistics’ RPCs and create a unified store appearance. Food retailers will find that the new stand can be stacked specifically for store requirements and assembled straightforwardly for easy installation and relocation – with its “snap locks” design, no tools are needed for assembly and the option of interlocking clips mean that adjacent columns can be locked in place for stability. Its tilted plinth display creates easier reach to the back row of the crates for both stockers and customers, and the closed unit, preventing items falling down into the stand, reduces the need to dismantle it for cleaning. For food retailers that want to integrate the stand with the Market Place crates from Polymer Logistics to complement their displays, it has a compatibility with both the 600x400 mm and new half-size 400x300 mm RPCs. Furthermore, with the option of housing mixed crate sizes, the display stand is able to accommodate a combination of various crates from different suppliers as well as cardboard.

With its extended selection of Market Place products, Polymer Logistics offers visual merchandising solutions for food retailers. The distinctive “fresh from the field” appearance, in contrast to typical, industrial-look crates, is advantageous to the perception of a store. At a time when it is known that shrewd and savvy shoppers are driven by price, a differentiation in store displays can allow retailers to remain competitive. A switch towards a market fresh impression, without compromising on hygiene, cost and environmental impact, through Polymer’s Market Place range instils in the consumer a perception of fresh and local produce.

Additionally, with fresh produce often being located at the front of stores, a more appealing display would only drive foot traffic for an outlet, thereby benefiting the store and exponentially enhancing total sales. Visitors to Fruit Logistica 2016 will have the opportunity to see how the new combination of Polymer Logistics’ eye-catching products is able to transform both store appearance and operation.
Item last updated:   Tuesday January 19 2016 04:10
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LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises Cut Carbon Footprint By 15%
Between 2012 and 2015, LPR, one of Europe’s leading pallet pooling providers, reduced its emissions of CO2 from 672 to 576 tonnes, in line with Coca-Cola Enterprises’ CSR policy. This equates to a decrease of 15%.

With environmental issues at the heart of its business model, LPR looked specifically at the optimisation of its pallet transport flows to reduce its carbon footprint. In line with collecting, sorting, repairing and delivering one million pallets a year to the Coca-Cola bottling plants in the south of France, LPR created a strategic plan to improve its C02 emissions.

The company implemented three measures focused on reducing emissions to ensure goals were met. The main areas targeted over the three years were pooling of transport resources, a better management of return flows and an improved pallet-loading rate. The application of all of these processes enabled LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises to achieve the target they jointly set.

Adrian Fleming, managing director of LPR UK, said: “We are thrilled to announce this significant reduction in CO2 emissions. We’re passionate about caring for the environment and focus on continuous improvement in this area across the business. We used our expertise in this field to ensure we met our targets and it’s great to see the hard work has paid off. It was a pleasure to help a trusted partner achieve something positive and we look forward continuing to improve our carbon footprint in the coming years.”
Item last updated:   Tuesday January 19 2016 04:10
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