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Friday 03 December 2021

Distribution

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.