This week I embarked on the next major phase of my career. As incoming Chief Executive of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation, I have been entrusted with the privilege of speaking for a highly specialist, and often unnoticed, group of companies that play a critical role in ensuring the Nation’s food gets from farm to fork. I arrive, and immediately the national media is splashing stories about fears of food shortages, and we are fielding calls from journalists wanting […]

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Whilst the situation at Calais gets increasingly worse, with a reported 6000 immigrants seeking the opportunity to cross to the United Kingdom, the effect this is having on the fresh produce and chilled food chain from European sources continues to be a substantial problem. Chris Sturman, CEO of Food Storage and Distribution Federation explains: “As the sole trade body which represents and supports the interests of the entire food logistics industry, we are having regular conversations with our members regarding […]

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Following the publication of the House Of Commons Transport Select Committee’s report which warns that current recruitment and training measures are falling short and won’t prevent the impending shortfall of goods vehicle drivers in the road haulage industry, Chris Sturman, CEO of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation explains the impact of driver shortages across the food and drink supply chain. “The FSDF is delighted to have been able to have had our input to the review and hearings which […]

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