Confidence boosted in the logistics industry

April 16, 2014

According to the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index, the logistics industry saw a rise in confidence in the second half of 2013, compared to the beginning of the year.

LEGO to build a greener supply chain

December 13, 2013

The toy giant LEGO has announced a new set of environmental goals that will see it sourcing all of its power from renewables by 2016 as it seeks a way to reduce its supply chain’s carbon footprint. (more…)

Waitrose shortens supply chain by opening frozen beef unit

July 16, 2013

Waitrose has opened one of the UK’s shortest supermarket supply chains in Dovecote Park Estate, with the addition of a new frozen beef unit added to its network.

The new facility has enabled the supermarket chain to produce all of its beef products on site and it now has no reliance on other third party companies supplying and packaging its meat, meaning that the supply chain is shortened, with the distance between farm and shelf greatly reduced. (more…)

Government step in on food supply chain security

February 12, 2013

The food supply chain industry has been under great scrutiny and increasing pressure in recent weeks, since horsemeat was detected in various own label frozen beef burgers by major retailers. As a result, the UK government is planning to meet industry officials to discuss whether the food supply chain needs to be places under even more scrutiny in order to ensure food security in the UK. (more…)