It’s estimated that almost two million tonnes of food is wasted in the grocery supply chain every year. A study last year by WRAP, the food waste charity, calculated that action to increase prevention of waste could save businesses £300 million a year.
Foodservice company Penta Foods has chosen Teletrac Navman to track and monitor deliveries of its 60-vehicle fleet.
Food and grocery companies are looking to the Internet of Things to improve their understanding of customers at the same time as reducing supply chain costs, research by the IGD suggests.
Morrisons has signed a wholesale supply deal with McColl’s, which operates 1,300 convenience stores and 350 newsagents. In time it could be worth up to £1 billion a year.
Chilled logistics specialist NFT has appointed Ross Eggleton chief operating officer tasked with ensuring operational excellence across NFT’s transport and warehouse operations.