Wednesday 15th Jul 2020 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Co-op sets out final step in supply chain overhaul

The Co-operative Group has set out plans for a new regional distribution centre in the North Midlands, which will complete the overhaul of its food logistics network following its acquisition of Somerfield in 2009

New president for IGD

Charles Wilson, chief executive, Booker Group is to be the next pr president of the Institute of Grocery Distribution taking over from Justin King, chief executive of Sainsbury’s

Grocers pledge to reduce supply chain waste

A group of food retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and foodservice operators have signed up to a plan to cut 75,000 tonnes of waste from their supply chains by the end of 2012

King takes on supply chain brief for Asda

Asda has hired Simon King as its new chief operating officer with responsibility for all of retail; supply chain, including distribution; customer service and internal communications

Dairy supply chain margins under scrutiny

DairyCo the dairy farmers organisation, has called for monitoring of farm gate prices in its latest Dairy Supply Chain Margins report, which reveals that while retail margins have risen, margins for producers have fallen

How did Danone achieve global supply chain change?

John Saxby, UK supply chain director for Danone Waters, will be revealing how the dairy food and water producer achieved global supply chain change at Customer Driven Supply Chain 2010.

Food manufacturers target supply chain savings

Nearly two thirds of managers in food and drink companies are looking to generate supply chain cost efficiencies in the next year, according to a study by Culina Logistics.

Vanderlande launches new automated case picker

Vanderlande Industries has completed development and implementation of its automated case picker, which forms the heart of the company’s new automated case picking system

PD Logistics to handle Tsingtao beer

Drinks manufacturer Halewood International has signed a contract with PD Logistics, part of the PD Ports Group, to handle all imports of Tsingtao Beer from China

Online grocery spend set to double

UK shoppers will spend £7.2 billion on food and grocery shopping online by 2014 – nearly double the figure for 2009, according to new research from international grocery analysts IGD.

Hovis in supply chain transformation

The Hovis Division of Premier Foods is targeting improved customer service and reduced waste following a transformation of its supply chain

Fish supplier implements Visidot

Fresh fish processor SeaChill has implemented a third Visidot application from ImageID, to help it comply with Tesco’s new retail chain requirements.

Chelford SAP system for drinks company

International Beverage is set to implement Chelford SAP Solutions’ SAP business platform across seven international sites, serving 250 employees, in a deal worth £500,000.

Pasta company looks to CHEP

Pastacorp has introduced CHEP’s Total Equipment Management facility and signed a contract with for some 240,000 pallet movements a year at its manufacturing plant in Chiry Ourscamps, L’Oise, Northern France.

Automation wins for Daifuku

Automated materials handling systems company, Daifuku, has won three new projects in Europe. ‘We have anticipated and responded to an increased demand for the storage of materials of a standardised footprint; providing our clients with enhanced storage de

ECR Europe launches JAG

Grocery sector trade and industry body, ECR Europe, is launching its Jointly Agreed Growth (JAG) initiative at its annual Forum in Berlin on May 27-29, the aim being to offer a consumer and shopper-centric, structured approach for stimulating consumer dem

Tesco plans Teesside import centre

PD Ports and Tesco have announced plans to bring 800 new jobs to Teesside, through the development of a state-of-the-art import centre.

Whitbread outsources to K&N

Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has secured a new contract to manage the distribution of food on behalf of Whitbread plc, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group.

Concern over food miles doubles

The number of UK consumers concerned about food miles has nearly doubled in the last five years, according to the latest research from the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

Fortnum & Mason outsources logistics to iForce

Fortnum & Mason, the 300 year old world famous London department store, has outsourced its logistics to multi-channel specialist, iForce. Providing an outsourced logistics operation to replenish the store’s grocery products and hampers is just one aspect

J Sainsbury extends collaborative platform with Eqos

J Sainsbury plc has selected Eqos 4.0 to support their private label programme. Eqos' PLM (product lifecycle management), sourcing and supplier management solution will enable Sainsbury’s to scale its international sourcing operations for private label ge

Weetabix invests to support global fulfilment operation

The Weetabix Food Company, the breakfast cereal producer, will standardise its distribution operations on Manhattan Associates' global supply chain platform. The solution will be deployed initially at the company's Burton Latimer and Corby sites in the UK

Online grocery market to double

The €3.4bn UK online grocery market will more than double over the next five years to reach €7bn in 2012, suggesting it is finally about to deliver on its potential to become an important part of the UK grocery market, according to the latest research by

Yin-yang of eco-labelling

Almost as though, spookily, he had been in the room, UK Environment Secretary David Miliband picked up on a theme of the ‘Supply Chain Standard’ round table on global sourcing (see page 18) in a speech to the National Farmers Union in February.

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