The Food Storage & Distribution Federation is delighted to announce the winner of its 2018 Future Leader competition. Following written applications from a wide range of candidates which were assessed on their content, the final 3 were invited to make a presentation to a panel of judges, made up of members of the FSDF Board of Directors, about themselves, their experience and their vision for the temperature-controlled storage and distribution industry. The standard was once again high, and the judges […]

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AN operations manager who ‘consistently goes the extra mile’ is in the running for an industry award. Mike Round, 35, who works at FSDF member Rick Bestwick, is one of five finalists in the Logistics Champion of the Year category of the frozen food industry’s People Awards. Mike, who lives in Warrington, has been nominated for going ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ in his role as operations manager at the Golborne firm. He said: “I’m humbled to have […]

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FSDF member Oakland International joins fellow sponsors in congratulating this year’s shortlist in the FreeFrom Food Awards which will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Tuesday 17th April. Celebrating its second decade in fine style, the 11th annual FreeFrom Food Awards reflect the enormous growth in the FreeFrom market, with gluten-free, milk-free and allergen-free becoming a familiar site on retail shelves. Oakland International is once again sponsoring the Retailer of the Year Award, which is […]

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FSDF member XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, today announced the expansion of its last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe. New markets include the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France. The company expects to manage more than 750,000 last mile deliveries from retailers and e-commerce companies in Europe this year. Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Our last mile expansion to Europe is being driven by customer demand, […]

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FSDF member Fowler Welch has bought 56 Schmitz Cargobull reefers to act as reliable workhorses on its intensive food delivery operations. The new assets replace older trailers in an impressive 780-strong fleet and will be in operation seven days a week, spread across the company’s nine depots. The food logistics provider has used Schmitz Cargobull equipment since 2010 because its high-quality and durable build means it can handle demanding multi-drop work transporting ambient, fresh and frozen payloads across the UK, […]

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For over 30 years, FSDF member Luxonic’s passion for developing and manufacturing energy efficient equipment has seen them deliver their portfolio of lighting products to some of the world’s most innovative businesses, and becoming the UK’s foremost designer of lighting solutions. By committing to Ambassador Status, Luxonic join over fifteen of the most respected names spanning the lighting industry, business and education. “Luxonic have a strong commitment to learning and to support those, like the Academy, who try and improve […]

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FSDF member Asda and food redistribution charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust have today announced that they will be working together on a new partnership designed to help one million people out of food poverty over the next three years. The programme will be funded by Asda, and see the supermarket invest at least £20 million in developing the infrastructure of FareShare, which operate a distribution network for food donations and The Trussell Trust, who are the UK’s biggest operator […]

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The food sector is known for tight margins and even tighter timescales.  Layer Brexit on top of this and we could have increased prices and border delays. The exact opposite of what is constantly being strived for. But opposites attract, or so we are told. According to FSDF member Oakland International, they do if you know how. Oakland has been at the forefront of supply chain innovation and first-class service delivery since their inception 20 years ago. Brexit is an […]

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FSDF member STILL completely redesigns the bestselling electric forklift, the RX 20, a powerhouse machine which electrifies operating companies and operators With the launch of the distinctive silver-orange RX 20, STILL previously “hit the mark” with operating companies and operators of electric forklifts back in 2005. Over 80,000 units have been produced since this time, which speaks for itself. The Hamburg intralogistics specialist has now completely redesigned its bestseller, made significant improvements regarding compactness, ergonomics, performance and precision and has […]

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