Culina Logistics (subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) is now working in partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare to help tackle food waste and hunger. Culina’s customers often have surplus food that FareShare could use and that never reaches consumers because of problems including: forecasting, mislabelling or promotional items not selling as well as expected. By sending waste food to FareShare, the logistics company can save additional costs for its customers, for example: return of food, collection costs for food […]

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The ACR Show is back, with a new name, a new date and a new venue. Following feedback from exhibitors and visitors, the ACR Show has been re-named the HVAC & Refrigeration Show and will be held at ExCel, London on 23-25 January 2018. 2018 will also see the launch of a new sector, refrigerated and chilled food transportation, and FSDF has teamed up with Federation members Marshall Fleet Solutions and Montracon to provide a centrepiece for this new area. […]

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Aldi (subscribers to the FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) has pledged to dish out surplus food to charities this Christmas with a call for other supermarkets to follow suit. The German budget retailer says it will hand out leftover food to good causes on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Aldi UK, with its headquarters in Atherstone, Warwickshire, is urging charities to contact its head office and provide contact details. Food can then be collected from Aldi stores when the supermarket shuts […]

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In July this year, Transaid and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), joined forces in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Center (NMEC) of Zambia and the District Health Management Team (DHMT), to develop new and innovative approaches to improve response to cases of severe malaria, focussing on those under the age of six.  Serenje District, Central Province, Zambia, where Transaid is currently working, has one of the highest malaria prevalence rates in the country. Malaria incidence rates among children are very […]

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IntraLogisteX

28/11/2017

FSDF is delighted to be a partner at IntraLogisteX 2018, taking place on 28 and 29 February at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. An unmissable showcase of the latest and best in intralogistics, IntraLogisteX is taking place Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th February 2018 in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The exhibition is the only dedicated event for logistics and supply chain solutions in 2018 and is the biggest and best show to date. The two day exhibition is a comprehensive platform […]

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Time to send in your applications closing date 30th November! 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 Annual Global Cold Chain Alliance (IARW / WFLO) Convention in the USA. 2017 saw Cavan McKenna of XPO Logistics, and winner of the FSDF Future Leader award, competing for the global title in California, USA against national winners from USA, Australia and South […]

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The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), in partnership with its affiliate organizations the International Association For Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) UK and the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF), will host its next European Warehouse Council meeting and Cold Chain Executive Connection Networking Reception on November 29 in Leeds, United Kingdom. The GCCA Warehouse Council meeting is an exclusive venue for warehouse members to learn about the latest trends at country level across Europe – and sometimes beyond, hear from colleagues, and exchange views […]

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The UK’s food supply chain is facing “huge disruption” post-Brexit unless clear plans are made to guarantee frictionless trade, an industry conference has heard. Chris Sturman, chief executive of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF), told the Food and Drink Business UK conference in Coventry that any delay to the 14,000 trucks crossing the Channel every day could could result in disruption to the UK’s food supply chain. Currently, 28% of the UK’s food supply comes from the EU, […]

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With just under two years remaining until it opens its doors, over half of the available floor space at 2019’s International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX 2019 – (www.imhx.net) has been allocated. “Approximately 18,000 square metres of the 35,000 square metres of floor space has now been allocated,” says exhibition director, Rob Fisher. “This compares very favourably with previous events and reflects the great confidence exhibitors have in this well established and consistently popular show. He continues: “Feedback about IMHX 2019 from numerous […]

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Global freight forwarder and supply chain management provider Ligentia has become the latest company to pledge its support to the international development organisation, Transaid. The corporate partnership was established after John Harvey CBE – British entrepreneur and former Chairman of Transaid – informed Ligentia of his own involvement with the organisation. After spending seven years in Hong Kong, Ligentia Group Chief Executive Nick Jones returned to the UK and re-engaged with Transaid. With African offices now open in Mauritius, Madagascar […]

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