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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
Today's News
Cold Storage Space Will Be Facing High Seasonal Demand This Winter
With Christmas just over six months away, many frozen food manufacturers, importers and suppliers will have completed their supply chain resource plans and booked their cold storage space as stocks build towards the Christmas peak.

If so, congratulations. You have been very wise, as it is becoming clear that for the first time over the last decade, cold storage space to cover seasonal peaks is going to be at a premium. The reasons are threefold:

Refrigerants: The F – Gas Regulation phase down provisions to reduce the availability and use of high Global Warming refrigerants such as R404A and R134A are beginning to bite, with reduced availability, production being wound down and prices increasing exponentially. Whilst drops ins are being developed, and are available for some stores, for others it means a new set of kit, more than likely ammonia, at considerable capital investment cost.

Property: Consolidation of cold store services companies, the sale of facilities for demolition and redevelopment (often for housing) because renovation and upgrade is not economically viable and demands for higher rents when leases coming up for renewal of facilities sold and leased back has seen some significant reduction in capacity during 2017 so far. It is firmly believed that this reduction will continue.

Investment: Whilst two new more specialist facilities in UK have been announced and are in the development process, these are not due for commissioning for at least 18 months. Otherwise, there is a lack of new development to replace that which is disappearing, due mainly to a demand for a reasonable return on Investment – something that has been sadly lacking over the last ten years as well.

Whilst some may say “he would say that, wouldn’t’ he?, if you have not yet booked and confirmed your space commitments for Christmas 2017, you would be wise to contact possible suppliers and do so sooner rather than later.

If not, you may be disappointed – and embarrassed! Also, please do not be surprised if the commercial conversation is more difficult this year too.

Chris Sturman is the CEO of FSDF, the sole UK trade body that focuses on representing and supporting the interests of the entire food and drink logistics industry. www.fsdf.org.uk
Item last updated:   Wednesday April 19 2017 04:56
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LPR Wins Prestigious EcoVadis Gold Rating
For the fourth consecutive year, La Palette Rouge (LPR) Group, Europe’s leading pallet pooling specialist, has increased its EcoVadis rating, a CSR score awarded by Europe’s leading provider of supplier sustainability.

LPR now has ‘Advanced Gold’ status, putting it among the top 1% of the companies audited.
This latest recognition from EcoVadis follows LPR achieving Gold status in 2016, the first pallet pooling company to achieve this rating.

The development means that LPR has increased its ranking each year, growing from Silver to Advanced Gold in just four years.
To achieve this ranking, LPR was audited across 21 criteria, grouped into four main categories – environment, labour practices, business ethics and sustainable procurement.

Steps taken by LPR to meet these criteria include sponsoring an agreement in support of reforestation and developing a set of personnel materials to fight against corruption and fraud.

Adrian Fleming, regional director for LPR UK and Ireland, said: “Four consecutive years of continued improvement in our EcoVadis rating is a fantastic testament to the entire LPR Group team.

“This ongoing success demonstrates the power of collaborative working, with LPR UK working closely with our European counterparts to help shore up sustainability and commitment to first-rate CSR standards across the business.”
Item last updated:   Wednesday April 19 2017 04:56
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LPR Celebrates Egg-cellent End To Q1
Following the Easter break, LPR UK, part of Europe’s leading pallet pooling specialist, looks back on a busy and successful quarter one.

Throughout the first three months of the year, the business has grown its pallet movements by 7% compared to the same period last year, and has announced a number of contract wins, new appointments and industry awards.

Alongside its ongoing work with some of the world’s leading FMCG blue chip businesses, including Nestlé, Kellogg’s and Carlsberg, LPR UK has also secured a raft of new business wins. These include contracts with FMCG specialists Dale Farm, Kanes Foods and Shepley Springs, as well as new agreements with technology specialist Exertis and paper giant EuroVast.

To complement their continued growth, LPR UK recently invested in a brand new business contracts director, Stephen Ambroziak. With more than 30 years’ experience in the logistics service sector, Ambroziak will assume the specially created role to help support LPR’s existing business development team and further boost its service offering.

Fresh from record-breaking success in 2016, LPR has continued to break new ground in the first quarter of this year. In February, the business announced it had been awarded ‘AdvancedGold’ status by EcoVadis. The accolade recognises LPR’s ongoing investment in its CSR practices, most notably a commitment to sustainability and ongoing investment in people and processes.

Adrian Fleming, regional director of LPR UK and Ireland, said: “One of our key objectives at the end of last year was to continue building on our successful growth platform. Looking at what we’ve achieved since January, we’re on track to break further records. It’s been great to see the team secure so many new contract wins, alongside bolstering relationships with our existing clients, and I hope to see that continue across Q2. Elsewhere, it’s been great to welcome some new faces to LPR – as well as celebrating the long-service achieved by a number of the team.

“With summer just around the corner, we’re gearing up for a very busy few months and I hope to be able to look back on the next quarter with the same degree of pride and expectation as I have on this one.”
Item last updated:   Wednesday April 19 2017 04:56
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