Chris Sturman, the current Federation CEO, has advised the FSDF Board that he has decided, after over eight years in office, to stand down during the summer of 2018. He will retire after a 50 year career in Freight transport, logistics and supply chain management, 35 years of which have been in the food sector – but not before having identified a replacement to be selected by the Board and ensured a smooth transition. FSDF is the sole trade association […]

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Today, LGC announced that it has completed the acquisition of BRC Global Standards, the world’s largest provider of safety and quality Standards programmes for food and non-food manufacture, packaging, storage, distribution and retail based in London. The acquisition marks the next stage in BRC Global Standards’ strategic transition from being a Standards owner to a brand and consumer protection organisation, with a range of products and services to help its customers deal with the challenges of producing safe, high quality […]

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Could you be the next FSDF Future Leader? We are looking for young managers working within the temperature-controlled food logistics industry to represent the UK at the 2017 Global Cold Chain Alliance (IARW / WFLO) Convention from 22nd – 25th April 2017 in California, USA. Entries must be received by 30th November 2016. 2016 saw Kane Thomason of XPO Logistics, and winner of the inaugural Future Leader award, competing for the global title in Las Vegas against national winners from […]

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The Institute of Refrigeration is seeking nominations for an award recognising outstanding technical achievements in refrigeration and air conditioning. The J&E International Gold Medal, now in its 39th year, is open to individuals or teams with recent outstanding achievements in a number of areas including outstanding and significant work in a new or unusual areas, applications of innovative designs, and projects which have made an original contribution to the field. The award is designed to encourage progress rather than acknowledge […]

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We are looking for young managers working within the temperature-controlled food logistics industry to represent the UK at the 2017 Global Cold Chain Alliance (IARW / WFLO) Convention from 22nd – 25th April 2017 in California, USA. 2016 saw Kane Thomason of XPO Logistics, and winner of the inaugural Future Leader award, competing for the global title in Las Vegas and gaining a fabulous insight into the global market. The award recognises talented young people within the industry who have […]

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FSDF Member Scala Consulting is looking to increase the number of temperature-controlled businesses in the FMCG Supply Chain Best Practice Forum to reflect the growth of chilled food production in the UK. The group’s next meeting takes place on January 14, 2016, and will feature a talk by responsive supply chain expert Professor Janet Godsell, plus Best Practice Case Studies from forum members. Please call Alison Hobson on 01484 437486 if you wish to take part.

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LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE! The closing date for the FSDF Health & Safety Awards nominations is fast approaching, so make sure you get your entries in to us by either using the online form or by emailing info@fsdf.org.uk. We are looking for companies who have introduced a new initiative, project or product that has enhanced the health & safety record within their own or another organisation. Don’t assume someone else in your organisation will sumbit your entry – do it […]

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The Food Storage & Distribution Federation is holding an F-Gas Summit on 15th January 2015 at the University of Birmingham. As the sole trade body representing the food storage and logistics sector and now incorporating Transfrigoroute UK, the FSDF is leading the way in providing its members and the wider industry with an overview of the F-Gas Regulations and the significant implications for businesses operating in the temperature controlled storage and distribution sector. The Summit, which is FREE to attend, […]

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