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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Food logistics specialists & FSDF member ACS&T have unveiled a graphic display of their ongoing partnership with the world’s largest frozen potato manufacturer McCain. The 50-year relationship is still chipper – as demonstrated by four new graphic designs which ACS&T and McCain have revealed. In a project that has run from July to October this year, ACS&T has re-liveried a number of plain white trailers with four new designs. The themes are – tea chips, fry days, career of the […]

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Bookings are now open for Talent in Logistics, the only conference and awards event completely dedicated to the exceptional training, learning and development professionals in the logistics, transport and warehousing industries.    The industry-leading event returns on 21st June 2018 at the Telford International Centre in the West Midlands following the sell-out success of Talent in Logistics 2017.  It includes a daytime conference, offering visitors the chance to attend seminars, panel discussions and debates exploring the key issues facing training, […]

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FSDF member Samworth Brothers will officially open a new high tech 155,000 sq. ft. distribution hub in Leicestershire later this month. More than £12m has been invested in the latest logistics and warehousing technologies at the Oak Meadow site, on Leicester Distribution Park, which will host 380 staff on opening but also provides considerable capacity for future growth. Samworth Brothers Group Executive Director Ian Fletcher said: “This new facility is an important milestone for Samworth Brothers. It gives us a […]

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Portsmouth-based freight company, Ferryspeed, has expanded its trailer fleet with 10 new additions, each specified with FSDF member Carrier Transicold Vector® 1950 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration units. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Mounted to 13.6-metre Gray & Adams trailers, the new Vector 1950 MTs will assist Ferryspeed’s import and export operations to and from the Channel Islands, then […]

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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 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 Africa. Cavan said “Winning the FSDF’s Future Leader 2017 has […]

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FSDF member Fowler Welch has won a major contract based at its Heywood depot from manufacturer of branded confectionary and meringues, Lees of Scotland. The food supply chain expert will now be responsible for handling Lees’ UK’s core distribution, which will see them deliver over 60,000 pallets a year. Known for its flexible customer relationships and its openness to support bespoke supply chain solutions, Fowler Welch started the new contract in April 2017 after a detailed selection process. As the […]

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International development organisation Transaid has appointed Sam Clark, 44, as its new Head of Programmes. He replaces Caroline Barber, 37 who was promoted to Chief Executive in August 2017.International development organisation Transaid has appointed Sam Clark, 44, as its new Head of Programmes. He replaces Caroline Barber, 37 who was promoted to Chief Executive in August 2017. Sam’s passion for the development sector comes from the 20 years he spent in various community-based development programmes for several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) […]

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Ensuring that all of our installations comply with the latest Health and Safety requirements is a priority for the team at FSDF member Stancold, so they are very pleased to have once again achieved three independent certifications. The first is Alcumus SafeContractor, a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Gemma Archibald, Director of […]

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A successful open day for FSDF member Montracon’s 40th Anniversary was held late last week in Doncaster. It gave all our customers and suppliers a great opportunity to view our products and its factory site. Within excess of 250 people on the day, from owner drivers to blue chip logistic, hauliers and supermarkets, it certainly made for a great day. There was a large vehicle display on the factory forecourt showing probably the largest product range offered from any European […]

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