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Friday 20 May 2022

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Freightways warns of Omicron costs of up to $7m 10th May 2022 /

Freightways warns of Omicron costs of up to $7m

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.


MG Marketing’s $22m warehouse, banana ripening project goes solar 21st April 2022 /

MG Marketing’s $22m warehouse, banana ripening project goes solar

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.


Govt launches supply chain initiative to future-proof NZ from shocks 21st April 2022 /

Govt launches supply chain initiative to future-proof NZ from shocks

The government has launched its supply chain consultation document to help future-proof New Zealand against disruption.


ComCom runs rule over Lineage Logistics, Cold Storage Nelson deal 25th March 2022 /

ComCom runs rule over Lineage Logistics, Cold Storage Nelson deal

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.


Big Chill “surge” boosts Freightways H1 profit 21st February 2022 /

Big Chill “surge” boosts Freightways H1 profit

The freight carrier, which recently bought Big Chill and ProducePronto, says it is open to complementary acquisition opportunities.


Big Chill adds new $40m Waikato DC 16th February 2022 /

Big Chill adds new $40m Waikato DC

Freightways is investing $40m into a new Waikato cold store to meet growing demand for its fresh and frozen logistics business.


Warehouse demand prompts $250m Auckland schemes 10th February 2022 /

Warehouse demand prompts $250m Auckland schemes

Logistics providers are tapping into a global shift away by FMCG from a ‘just-in-time’ towards a ‘just-in-case’.


Countdown in $60m Rolleston DC partner plan 1st February 2022 /

Countdown in $60m Rolleston DC partner plan

Proposed Rolleston development could add a fifth DC to Countdown’s national network, with focus on fresh and perishable product lines.


Bidfood, Mainfreight, Toll to trial 100% electric truck 12th November 2021 /

Bidfood, Mainfreight, Toll to trial 100% electric truck

Bidfood, Mainfreight and Toll are among a select group to trial the new FUSO eCanter fully electric truck.


Growing food inflation, import costs force Bidfood price hike 28th October 2021 /

Growing food inflation, import costs force Bidfood price hike

The foodservice supplier says it cannot absorb such steep cost increases and has to move them through to the market.


Freightways buys ProducePronto for cool $10m 20th October 2021 /

Freightways buys ProducePronto for cool $10m

The latest deal sees Freightways expand its grip over the express chilled and frozen food transport sector following 2020’s Big Chill purchase.


Cartel Food adds Focus on route trade to open 1000-outlet network 22nd September 2021 /

Cartel Food adds Focus on route trade to open 1000-outlet network

Burrito business has partnered with Focus Distribution for a push into service station pie warmers.


FSNI distribution centre wins top sustainability award 15th September 2021 /

FSNI distribution centre wins top sustainability award

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.


Mainfreight update sees profit jump 83% 2nd September 2021

Mainfreight update sees profit jump 83%

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 opens $100m distribution centre early to help meet lockdown demand 30th August 2021 /

Countdown opens $100m distribution centre early to help meet lockdown demand

Countdown brings the opening of replacement centre forward eight weeks to help ease pressure in the North Island.


South Island distributors pin hopes on level 3 for foodservice restart 25th August 2021 /

South Island distributors pin hopes on level 3 for foodservice restart

Distributors are seeing demand spike from retail, helping to plug the gap left by the closed foodservice channel.


Mainfreight boss warns of lockdown export, warehouse crunch 24th August 2021 /

Mainfreight boss warns of lockdown export, warehouse crunch

The snap lockdown has piled more pressure on already congested supply chains, says the company’s MD, Don Braid.


Cook & Nelson – how a category-challenging importer is coping with Covid impacts 13th August 2021 /

Cook & Nelson – how a category-challenging importer is coping with Covid impacts

The distributor scours the world for challenger brands but Covid has made importing harder and more expensive.


After the deluge, days of disruption 2nd June 2021 /

After the deluge, days of disruption

South Island food and beverage distributors have been hit by the severing of vital transport links.