Tag Archives: Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is the first UK supermarket to trial latest electric van technology for home deliveries From this week, zero emission Evie will deliver online orders to London customers Trial tests speed and efficiency of greener grocery deliveries in busy cities From this week, Sainsbury’s latest recruit will be sparking into action – Evie, the zero emission electric van will be on the roads delivering online grocery orders to customers across central and east London. 100% electric Evie will be the […]

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Over 350 supply chain professionals packed the historic venue of The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London for The Logistics Awards 2018, where companies and individuals from across the logistics sector were rewarded for their outstanding performance and professionalism. The evening was dominated by online supermarket, Ocado (Subscribers to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement), who picked up no less than three awards – including the Overall Winner prize. Ocado also collected the Warehouse Efficiency and Technology Innovation (Large) trophies. This […]

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IntraLogisteX got off to a flying start on Tuesday as buyers flocked to the Ricoh Arena right from the opening. Exhibitors were clearly delighted with the event. FSDF member Craemer said: “Looks like it’s shaping up to be an even better show than last year.” The seminars from a number of industry leaders attracted strong interest.  During his afternoon seminar session Chris Sturman, chief executive of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation, launched its ‘national food guide’. The guide, created […]

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FSDF member Sainsbury’s has been named the best sustainable seafood supermarket in the world in a survey published by the Marine Stewardship Council. The annual supermarket league table from the international certification body – known for its blue “ecolabel” – rates British supermarkets on their sustainable seafood range. More than 300 fisheries in over 30 countries are certified to the MSC’s sustainable standard. This year Sainsbury’s reached not only the top spot in Britain but also the number one position […]

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FSDF member Sainsbury’s are among first to achieve the Freight Transport Association’s Truck Excellence accreditation. Sainsbury’s have achieved Truck Excellence, a heavy goods equivalent to the FTA’s Van Excellence standard introduced in 2010, with London Borough of Redbridge and Bidvest Foodservice also demonstrating compliance with Transport for London’s Work Related Road Risk Clause, which is recognised by Transport for London as an alternative scheme equivalent to FORS Bronze accreditation. Truck Excellence is a voluntary, industry-governed scheme that audits a truck operator’s compliance with their O-licence undertakings, joining the […]

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Fresh produce manufacturer Natures Way Foods has extended its relationship with Fowler Welch. FSDF member Fowler Welch will handle fresh bagged salads, food to go and prepared food amongst other products from NWF Chichester operation into FSDF member Sainsbury’s retail distribution centres. It extends an existing relationship between the two by around 20,000 pallets per year. James Picton-Jones, planning manager at Nature’s Way Foods, said: “Over many years we have built a strong relationship with Fowler Welch They are always […]

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FSDF member Sainsbury’s is proposing to close its Elstree Depot and move its operations to a new frozen food depot at Northampton. The new site will generate around 500 jobs, and it is looking to redeploy Elstree employees ‘where possible’. A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We have announced plans to open a new state-of-the-art frozen food depot in Northampton creating up to 500 jobs. As a result we are proposing to close our Elstree depot and move operations to the new, modern […]

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FSDF member Sainsbury’s has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid-nitrogen-powered engine. Supplied by cooling technology specialists & FSDF member Dearman and its partners, the zero-emission cooling unit replaces the traditional diesel engine used to chill the vehicle and will significantly cut emissions. During the three-month trial the vehicle is predicted to save up to 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide, 37kg of nitrogen oxides and 2kg of particulate matter, compared to a […]

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FSDF member & UK retailer Sainsbury’s, in partnership with food waste recycler ReFood, has launched an initiative to power a number of its stores with green gas. The energy, which is made entirely from food waste, made up 10 per cent of Sainsbury’s entire national gas consumption for the year, having been supplied with 50 million KWh of biomethane gas from ReFood. As part of the agreement, food waste is collected from Sainsbury’s depots and converted into gas, heat and […]

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UK retailer & FSDF member Sainsbury’s has become the first customer in the world to take delivery of another FSDF member Carrier Transicold’s prototype natural refrigerant trailer unit – a new generation of transport refrigeration system for trailers that operates exclusively with carbon dioxide (CO₂) refrigerant, which has a global warming potential (GWP) of just one. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies […]

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