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  • Christmas set to break records for grocers December 11, 2018
    Christmas grocery spending is expected to break records – despite the fact that market is now growing at it’s slowest rate since March 2017, two per cent, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Kantar highlighted the fact that inflation has fallen to 1.6 per cent – less than half the rate of inflation in December 2017 when […]
    Maria Highland
  • NHS banned from buying fax machines December 11, 2018
    Health secretary Matt Hancock has banned NHS trusts from procuring fax machines and demanded that they are phased out by 31st March 2020. There are currently more than 8,000 fax machines being used by the NHS in England. In future,  NHS organisations will be required to use modern communication methods, such as secure email, to […]
    Maria Highland
  • ABB trials remotely operated passenger ferry December 5, 2018
    ABB and Helsinki City Transport trialled the remote operation of passenger ferry Suomenlinna II through a test area near Helsinki harbour, demonstrating the possibility of human oversight of vessels from anywhere. ABB’s positioning system, ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control, was retrofitted on the Suomenlinna II and steered from a control centre in Helsinki. “Autonomous does […]
    Maria Highland
  • IPS acquires Foodpack December 4, 2018
    IPS, the co-packing business owned by Culina, is to take over FoodPack Ltd, which produces a range of ambient foods, both own-label and branded manufacture for major retailers and brands. FoodPack operates from an 80,000 sq ft facility and 9 acre site in St Helens Lancashire and employs over 150 staff. Turnover in 2018 is […]
    Maria Highland
  • DHL invests $300m in technology December 3, 2018
    DHL Supply Chain is to invest $300 million to accelerate the integration of emerging technologies in 350 of its 430 facilities in North America. DHL Supply Chain is to invest $300 million to accelerate the integration of emerging technologies in 350 of its 430 facilities in North America. The selected technologies will vary based on […]
    Maria Highland
  • Virgin Hyperloop One and DP Cargospeed at Expo 2020 November 30, 2018
    Virgin Hyperloop One will be showcased at the Expo 2020 mobility innovations event centered on transforming the global future held in the Middle East. The event will highlight global innovations in the fields of opportunity, mobility, and sustainability. Virgin Hyperloop One will be exhibiting the feature pods that physically simulate how it would feel to […]
    Maria Highland
  • Alan Jope becomes Unilever CEO November 30, 2018
    Alan Jope is to replace Unilever CEO Paul Polman as he retires 1 January 2019. Alan Jope has been with the company since 1985. He has led beauty and personal care at Unilever since 2014 and has served as president, Russia, Africa & Middle East and ran Unilever’s North Asia business for four years. “Having […]
    Maria Highland
  • P&G to lead Women and Supplier Diversity Daring Circle November 30, 2018
    Procter & Gamble has partnered with WEConnect International and UN Women to launch Women and Supplier Diversity Daring Circle by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, to encourage diversity in the supply chain. The Daring Circle aims to improve supplier diversity and supply chain practices, improving the economic and social empowerment of women. […]
    Maria Highland
  • World trade momentum weaker but still growing, says DHL November 29, 2018
    Global trade continues to grow but at a slower pace, according to the DHL Global Trade Barometer.  This worldwide trade decline is attributable to declines in both containerised ocean freight and international air. All index countries but Korea are seeing a decline in ocean trade. The air trade outlook is going down in every index […]
    Maria Highland
  • Ingenica Solutions wins KGH contract November 27, 2018
    Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded an inventory management contract to Ingenica Solutions as it aims to transform its supply chain and procurement efficiencies, secure long-term cost savings and improve patient safety. The contract is to commence immediately and will include the implementation of Ingenica’s 360 IM across the entire trust to track […]
    Maria Highland

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