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Carbon Reduction Across a Large Business

09 May 2017

Energy efficiency across businesses is high on the agenda at the moment, with carbon reduction regularly appearing in the media and as a hot topic across the industry. As energy costs are expected to rise and the pressures across all industries to be seen as being more environmentally aware are increasing, adopting greener policies and equipment is fast becoming the standard. The benefits of this …

A First for Fowler Welch with Apprentice Training Scheme

24 March 2017

Fowler Welch is embarking on a major initiative for 2017, investing in the drivers of the future with the launch of its new training pledge. The driver apprenticeship programme will initially launch across six of the nine sites in a bid to attract new talent to the UK logistics industry, helping to tackle the shortage of drivers in the UK. The programme, which is recruiting now, is open to drivers…

Fowler Welch Explores The Changing Face Of The Supply Chain With New Content Launches

01 March 2017

To kick off 2017, Fowler Welch is launching two new pieces of content to inform and support its customers and members of the supply chain. The first to be launched is the latest in the series of Industry Insights videos which features Alex Edge of IGD discussing the efficiency developments across the supply chain. The second is the most recent white paper from Fowler Welch which delves into the te…

2017 predictions from Fowler Welch

03 January 2017

2016 has been anything but predictable, but as 2017 begins and the effects of 2016 start to become clearer, here are some thoughts as to what the next year could have in store. Polarisation of major retailers We’ve seen discount retailers Aldi and Lidl take away a large amount of market share from the traditional ‘big four’ in 2016 and this is likely to affect how retailers operate in the next twe…

Fowler Welch plays host to top journalists

14 December 2016

Recently, Nick Hay CEO of Fowler Welch Hay and the team at their newly extended site in Teynham hosted a day of talks and tours to give food and logistics journalists a behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of Fowler Welch and its recent developments. The Teynham site was chosen as it offered the journalists exclusive access to ISS which is an innovative joint venture between Fowler Welch…

Fresh Success for Fowler Welch and ISS

10 October 2016

This year has seen a number of changes at Fowler Welch’s Teynham facility, across both the team and the operation they provide. Teynham has a long established reputation of offering Fowler Welch’s day-one-for-day-one service of cross docking and consolidating produce often grown in Kent or delivered in from the region’s ports. However after listening to the needs of our fresh produce customers, ou…

Streamlining the Supply Chain - Contract Packing Services

23 August 2016

At Fowler Welch, our attitude of listening, responding and delivering is one that we aim to follow through on for all customers, big and small, across all services and channels. The most recent example of how we have followed this ethos to create added value for our customers is the recent introduction of contract packing at our Heywood facility. Around 18 months ago we were approached by a custom…

Fowler Welch – The Opportunities In Ambient

18 July 2016

With the competitiveness of the retail market never-ending, it is increasingly important for manufacturers to have the ability to compete with the big names on cost and service. SMEs in particular can find themselves swamped in inflated costs and clunky logistics that lead to an inefficient supply chain. Across the board, manufacturers can save time, money and improve on service by consolidating t…

Sustainability In The Supply Chain

24 May 2016

Sustainability in the supply chain is increasingly seen among high-level executives as essential to delivering long-term profitability. Whilst environment is only one part of an integrated corporate social responsibility strategy, it is often the area that receives the most focus. Brands and retailers are applying more and more pressure to encourage their suppliers to adopt more ethical and enviro…

The journey from concept to shelf - Nick Hay Managing Director - Fowler Welch

29 April 2016

The journey from concept to shelf can be complex and time consuming. Any company that has gained and kept a listing will know it’s a tough task that takes persistence and passion. This was underlined at Foodex 2016 when I was privileged to join three brand owners in a seminar and panel discussion, designed to share insights and advice with other companies looking for success with retailers. My col…