Industry set for another week of celebrating lamb

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The increasingly popular Love Lamb Week kicks off its sixth-year next month, with industry support greater than ever. The week-long campaign which runs from 1 to 7 September, will for the first time highlight the sustainable qualities lamb brings to the dinner table. As with previous years, the industry-wide initiative is supported by AHDB, the National Sheep Association (NSA), the …

Online shopping

We look at the unstoppable rise of online shopping

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Figures published last week found that a quarter of consumers now buy food online at least once a week. The number of shoppers in the UK who do a weekly grocery shop online has doubled since the coronavirus lockdown. More than three quarters of households order at least some of their grocery shopping from supermarket websites, which is an increase …

Major milestone for Ultra Low Emission Zone as installation of new infrastructure gets underway

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London has come a step closer to expanding the world’s-first Ultra Low Emission Zone with the installation of the first new cameras. The Ultra Low Emission Zone currently covers the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone and the new cameras will enable it to expand up to the North and South Circular in October 2021 – spreading the benefits …

Waitrose & Partners drivers go the extra mile in the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2020

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Drivers from Waitrose & Partners have won the Extra Mile and HGV Hero categories in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2020. With nomination-based awards receiving more entries than ever before and telematics-based categories containing an initial eligible pool of over 225,000 drivers, the 2020 winners are leading lights in the industry, having triumphed after a process of rigorous …

Frozen food cabinets

Keep it Cool supports growth in the frozen food market

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As specialists in same-day temperature-controlled deliveries, a large part of our work is the distribution of frozen foods. We deliver to RDCs for all the major supermarkets and since the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve noticed increased demand. Figures released this week backed up our hunch. The latest statistics from the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) showed that sales of frozen food …

UPDATE: UK Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing

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Data Range: 26 June 2020 (data for May 2020) Commercial vehicle production down -61.6% in May as some factories stay closed • 810 commercial vehicles built in May, down -61.6% as many plants remain shuttered amid coronavirus lockdown. • Year-to-date production down -29.8%, compared with an already low volume May in 2019 amid key model changeovers.1 • Production for both …

World Refrigeration Day 2020: New Report Shows Why Cold Chain Matters.

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Today, on World Refrigeration Day, the Cold Chain Federation has published a new report demonstrating the critical importance of the cold chain to UK food supply, food safety and reducing food waste. The Cold Chain details how the industry is integral to the food chain, from farm to fork. It shows the contribution that cold chain businesses make to the …

Cold Chain Federation Welcomes Re-opening Of Government Energy Scheme Worth £10m To Cold Storage Businesses.

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Today the Cold Chain Federation formally supports the Government’s move to allow more businesses to join its Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme. The voluntary scheme currently provides members of the cold storage CCA with a collective £10 million saving every year. Previously due to end in 2023 and closed to new entrants, the Government announced in March that the CCA …

Changing food habits in lockdown

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The way we shop, cook and eat has changed since lockdown, according to a host of recent surveys and anecdotal evidence. Even Keep it Cool’s MD Nikki is following the trend… Following an initial spell of panic-buying, shoppers have settled into a more sensible regime. The Grocer magazine found that 97 percent of shoppers say that lockdown has meant they …

Case Study: High Speed e-Fulfilment.

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Fit-to-size packaging saves cardboard and boosts sustainability for ASDA. Oversized packaging and congestion in the packing area was impeding peak performance at ASDA’s George Home e-fulfilment operation. That was until the opportunity arose to acquire a state-of-the-art automated packing system that could tailor-make parcels at high-velocity. ASDA is one of the UK’s largest supermarket brands, serving over 19 million customers …