Pokémon No Go?

22/07/2016
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Unless you’ve been living in a box for the last week, you’ll no doubt have heard about the new mobile phone app – Pokémon Go! Here is some expert advice from FSDF member Citation. You may think the world has gone mad! But there’s no getting away from it – people of all ages are becoming addicted to the new game. Every new craze, brings with it concern and frustrations. As an employer living in an era where smart phone […]

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Prolonged use of computer workstations and display screen equipment (DSE) can beassociated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as well as stress, fatigue and temporary eyestrain. These disorders can be avoided if DSE assessments are carried out, equipment is set up correctly and good practice is applied. ‘Healthy Working’, developed jointly by HSL and Cardinus Risk Management Ltd., is the preferred DSE assessment and management solution of many of the world’s leading organisations, including FTSE 250 and Fortune 100 […]

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FSDF member Fowler Welch reported pre-tax profits up by £2.1m to £5.4m this year. Revenue fell to £144 million from £151.7 million as lower fuel costs were passed on to customers, but pretax profit rose to £5.4 million from £3.3 million. Philip Meeson, chairman of Folwer’s parent, Dart Group said: “The current financial year has started well in both our leisure travel and distribution businesses. “Although we were disappointed at the result of the recently held referendum on whether the […]

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The Food Standards Agency looks set to tackle the burden of supplier factory audits, which have left some suppliers feeling buried under red tape. It said it planned to tackle “unreasonable” audit requests from retailers as part of its plans to draw up a new “light-touch” model for food assurance, which would reduce administrative burden and allow far greater use of modern technology. To read the full story click here – http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/companies/suppliers/fsa-looks-to-put-end-to-unreasonable-audit-requests/539080.article

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FSDF member & international materials handling company Still has moved into its new UK headquarters near Exeter. The forklift truck specialist has relocated from its former premises on Marsh Barton to a purpose built 55,000 sq ft facility at Hill Barton Business Park, near Clyst St Mary. The new building represents a £5m investment by Still and landlord Stuart Properties. As well as offices, staff break areas and meeting rooms, the building comprises warehousing and workshop space, including a state-of-the-art […]

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John Maguire, director at intralogistics solutions specialist & FSDF member Narrow Aisle Ltd and a former chairman of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association, has called for a “reality check” on what he believes are the sometimes “unrealistic” demands and expectations of the UK’s online shoppers. “Both retailers and the supply chain sector have allowed consumer expectations to become too great when it comes to what they demand from the on-line shopping experience,” he says. He continues: “There has to be […]

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Caterforce has hosted a gala evening at The Natural History Museum in London to celebrate its 25th anniversary. FSDF member Hunt’s Foodservice of Sherborne was a founder member of Caterforce when it formed in 1991 and Hunt’s employees past and present attended the celebrations, along with hundreds of suppliers and industry leaders who have seen the Caterforce group grow to comprise eight of the country’s largest independent wholesalers, with a combined turnover of over £500 million. Read more at http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/hunt-s-foodservice-helps-raise-48-000-for-fareshare-charity/story-29527462-detail/story.html#eIvFXb5GAeLa1aUY.99

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This year’s Transfrigoroute conference is hosted by the Food Storage & Distribution Federation and will be held in the heart of a great capital city in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, at the luxurious Royal Garden Hotel, London with an amazing list of speakers – can you afford not to be there! Thursday 13th October Internal TI Committee Meetings (by invitation only) ECSLA internal meetings (by invitation only) Registration opens Exhibition opens after lunch Welcome drinks and a […]

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Chiltern Cart Marking 2016

Wednesday 13th July saw FSDF member Chiltern Cold Storage take part in the Lord Mayor Cart Marking Ceremony, the vehicle a Scania R450La Euro 6 Topline was marked in the parade of vehicles with a red hot iron. Paul Jackson Managing Director of Chiltern Cold Storage & Chris Sturman a member of Carmen from FSDF were in attendance. Once a year, Carmen bring their horse-drawn wagons and carriages, steamers, veteran and vintage lorries, buses and coaches, and modern trucks and […]

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UniCarriers IMHX

FSDF member UniCarriers will be presenting its comprehensive product and service portfolio on Stand D70 in Hall 9 at the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) in Birmingham from 13-16 September 2016. One special highlight on the exhibition stand is the new, highly versatile medium level order picker EPL 100. Being presented to British trade professionals for the first time, this vehicle forms part of a fully revised order picker generation. Stand visitors will also gain insight into the new UniCarriers […]

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