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  • Haselhurst joins Dixons Carphone as chief supply chain officer January 20, 2020
    Dixons Carphone has appointed former Kingfisher global supply and logistics director Lindsay Haselhurst as chief supply chain officer. Before her role at Kingfisher, Haselhurst was supply chain and operations director at Screwfix, and previously held a number of senior roles at Wincanton. She will begin her new role on 27 January, reporting to chief executive […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • DG International aims for Horizon January 17, 2020
    Freight forwarder DG International says it has transformed the way it works by developing cloud-based supply chain management software. James Appleby, MD at DG International, said the software, called Horizon, was “bringing increased efficiency and cohesion to our business processes, whilst still providing the human touch through dedicated account managers and operational contacts”. He added: […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • Nestlé to pay multi-billion premium for sourcing recycled plastics January 16, 2020
    Nestlé is to pay a CHF 1.5 billion (£1.19 billion) premium for sourcing up to 2 million metric tons of food-grade recycled plastics between now and 2025. It will also launch a CHF 250 million (£198.7 million) sustainable packaging venture fund to invest in start-up companies that focus on packaging innovation, including new materials, refill systems and […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • NHS Trusts introduce new procurement platform January 14, 2020
    Over 1,000 NHS trust staff have spent more than £8 million on a new procurement platform, The Edge4Health, in the past three months. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were the first organisations to go live with The Edge4Health – […]
    Christopher Walton
  • FTA: Northern Ireland Assembly needs to “protect” supply chain in region January 13, 2020
    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the re-opening of the Northern Ireland Assembly, saying it will provide “long-overdue reassurance” that logistics sector concerns can be prioritised by government in the region. Seamus Leheny, Northern Ireland policy manager at the FTA, said the Assembly needed to prioritise infrastructure spending after “three years of stagnation” to “protect […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • Stock shortages hit Superdry as profit tumbles January 10, 2020
    Superdry blamed shortages of better selling products, rivals’ promotional activity and subdued Christmas spending for a 15.8% year-on-year fall in Christmas and Black Friday trading. For the 10 weeks to 4 January the fashion retailer said that its peak trading performance was lower than expected as its transitioned to a full price stance. Overall group […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Supply Chain Conference 2020: Meet the speaker – Eirini Etoimou, Odeon & UCI Cinemas January 9, 2020
    As the countdown to the Supply Chain Conference 2020 continues, Logistics Manager meets speaker Eirini Etoimou, group production manager, Development, FM, Utilities, at Odeon & UCI Cinemas. The Supply Chain Conference 2020 takes place on 17 and 18 March 2020 at ETC. Venues Monument, 8 Eastcheap, London. This two-day conference brings together the most influential and […]
    Christopher Walton
  • ‘One-off’ food supply chain issues stall Christmas at Marks & Spencer January 9, 2020
    Marks & Spencer continued to cite supply chain issues – this time in its food business – as like-for-like sales increased by 0.2% during Christmas trading. Total UK turnover for its third quarter (the 13 weeks ending 28 December 2019) stood at £2.76 billion, with food up 1.4% to £1.7 billion, but clothing and home […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Discounters make gains as UK supermarket growth slows January 7, 2020
    Monday 23 December was the largest shopping day ever recorded in the UK, according to the latest figures from Kantar, when £798 million of goods were sold. Retailers saw £29.3 billion go through the tills during the ‘golden quarter’  in the 12 weeks ending 29 December 2019. However sales were up just 0.2% or £50m […]
    Michelle Mooney
  • “Challenging” Christmas trading at Morrisons January 7, 2020
    Big four supermarket Morrisons said that its Christmas trading had been “challenging” with a 1.7% drop in sales, despite competitive pricing on key items. For the first 22 weeks of the second half of its trading year to 5 January, like for like (LFL) retail sales excluding fuel were down 1.7% while wholesale was stagnant […]
    Michelle Mooney

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