10th May 2022 Distribution / Freightways
Freightways says the impact of Omicron on its business could be as much as $7m due to lower volumes and higher operating costs due in part to absent staff.
The fruit and vege co-op will slash 40% from the power bill at its new warehouse and banana ripening facility, and is considering retro-fitting other buildings in its portfolio.
The government has launched its supply chain consultation document to help future-proof New Zealand against disruption.
The Commerce Commission is running a rule over competition issues that could arise from the proposed acquisition of Cold Storage Nelson by global giant Lineage Logistics.
The freight carrier, which recently bought Big Chill and ProducePronto, says it is open to complementary acquisition opportunities.
Freightways is investing $40m into a new Waikato cold store to meet growing demand for its fresh and frozen logistics business.
Logistics providers are tapping into a global shift away by FMCG from a ‘just-in-time’ towards a ‘just-in-case’.
Proposed Rolleston development could add a fifth DC to Countdown’s national network, with focus on fresh and perishable product lines.
Bidfood, Mainfreight and Toll are among a select group to trial the new FUSO eCanter fully electric truck.
The foodservice supplier says it cannot absorb such steep cost increases and has to move them through to the market.
The latest deal sees Freightways expand its grip over the express chilled and frozen food transport sector following 2020’s Big Chill purchase.
Burrito business has partnered with Focus Distribution for a push into service station pie warmers.
Foodstuffs North Island’s Auckland Airport distribution centre has won the New Zealand Sustainability Project of the Year at this week’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards.
Global transport and logistics company Mainfreight reported a 43% jump in group revenue and an 83% leap in profit before tax in a 22-week trading update released yesterday.
Countdown brings the opening of replacement centre forward eight weeks to help ease pressure in the North Island.
Distributors are seeing demand spike from retail, helping to plug the gap left by the closed foodservice channel.
The snap lockdown has piled more pressure on already congested supply chains, says the company’s MD, Don Braid.
The distributor scours the world for challenger brands but Covid has made importing harder and more expensive.
South Island food and beverage distributors have been hit by the severing of vital transport links.