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Walmart launches emissions reduction program in China

A discount giant is making a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its Chinese supply chain.

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Walmart launches emissions reduction program in China

A discount giant is making a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its Chinese supply chain.






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M&S enlists help of food supply chain guru Lawrence Christensen

Marks & Spencer has hired grocery supply chain expert Lawrence Christensen to work as independent adviser for the high street giant’s turnaround scheme. Christensen has garnered a reputation for fixing supply chain issues for several grocers, including Sainsbury’s during its problems in the mid-2000s. He will work with M&S for three days a week, focusing on the retailer’s food retail arm on how to best transport food from supplier to store






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Co-op could face fine of over £70m over supplier treatment

Grocery giant Co-op has become the target of an investigation by an industry regulator over its treatment of suppliers. According to the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), a supermarket regulatory body set up to ensure large supermarkets treat suppliers fairly, the retailer is suspected of breaching GCA rules in the way it de-listed its suppliers.






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Credit insurer cuts ties with House of Fraser

A score of House of Fraser’s suppliers will be adversely impacted by a credit insurer’s decision to stop offering cover.






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400 new jobs up for grabs with new Amazon warehouse in Rugby

Amazon has announced plans to build a new warehouse in Rugby that will create 400 jobs to help meet growing demand for the online retail giant. The fulfilment centre in Rugby will be Amazon’s fourth in the Midlands, and will further add to the 2500 permanent jobs it has reportedly already created in the region at warehouses in Rugeley, Coalville and Daventry. It also adds to Amazon’s £6.4 billion investment in the UK since 2010, directed to its research and development, head office, fulfilment and logistics infrastructure






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Palmer & Harvey debt revealed to be over £700m

Palmer & Harvey had debts of over £700 million when it collapsed last year, according to an administrators’ report published this week. Almost 3000 have been made since the groceries wholesaler – which supplied goods to 90,000 grocery and convenience stores including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Costcutters – went into administration in November






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Arcadia hints at trouble demanding 2% discount from suppliers

Arcadia Group has dealt a “significant hit” to clothing suppliers by demanding a lower price for any orders made, in signs the fashion giant could be struggling.






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IBM aims to solve global shipping inefficiencies with blockchain

Blockchain continues to edge its way into retail-related applications, as IBM and Maersk look to use it to improve international supply chain processes.






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Big Interview: Kim Winser, Chief Executive, Winser London

In 2000 the number of 16-34-year olds who owned a house in the UK was 53 per cent, while the number of over 65s in the same position sat at 68 per cent. In 2016 this gap increased to 34 per cent and 77 per cent respectively.






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