Welcome to the 15 March Warehouse & Logistics News. In this issue you’ll find our exclusive preview of the Food & Drink Logistics Show, taking place for the very first time at the Birmingham NEC from 21-24 March.
As the event’s official media partner, we are pleased to bring you our ‘FDLS’ preview by agreement with exhibition organisers William Reed. You’ll find a wealth of information in our Preview, to help plan your visit and make the most of your day. We’re exhibiting at the FDLS as well: if you’re going to the NEC, come and see us on stand YO29.
The Food & Drink Logistics Show covers all aspects of warehouse and logistics applications, with big name and specialist exhibitors. Many of these companies will be familiar to readers of this magazine, others will be new, but all have something relevant to offer.
Also in this issue we present our latest in depth Fork Lift Trucks feature, looking at everything to do with fork trucks, including counterbalance trucks, side loaders, VNA, reach trucks and other specialist machines.
Turning back to this month’s big event, food and drink logistics are an essential part of business that is often largely unappreciated. But now the all-new Food & Drink Logistics Show is set to put the spotlight firmly on the vital products and services that drive these operations, and showcase the excellence being achieved by many suppliers.
There are plenty of generalised warehousing and logistics shows, but not one focused on food and drink like this. The grocery industry is one of the UK’s biggest users of warehouse and logistics, and certainly deserves its own ‘W&L’ event. Suppliers, wholesalers and retailers alike all depend on the continued support of their supply chains to keep the food and drink coming. It’s the same story in the foodservice sector: at each stage of the supply chain are warehousing and logistics operations working closely together to ensure the high volume throughput of products continues unabated. Everyone involved needs to stay on top of their game, and there’s plenty of inspiration to achieve excellence on display at the Show.
Finally, at Warehouse & Logistics News we pride ourselves on keeping up with the times, and have recently upgraded the software for our editor’s blog, like those of our other titles, making it easier to access on mobile phones’ internet browsers. Happy reading, wherever you are!
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