A state of the art logistics warehouse with flying drones patrolling shelves and robotic arms handling boxes of Nescafé and Kit Kats is to be built in the Midlands in a £55m investment, it was announced on Monday.
The companies behind the Leicestershire facility, XPO Logistics and Nestlé, say it will be one of the most advanced distribution centres in the world, with technology to enable the fast and efficient dispatch of products to supermarkets and other customers.
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By Michael Pooler
Source: Financial Times
Danone has appointed three deputy CEOs to “better connect categories and regions” and drive the delivery of its ‘Renew Danone’ strategy. The new appointees are Veronique Penchienati-Bosetta, Shane Grant and Juergen Esser. They will report to Danone CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique.
PepsiCo Portugal has announced that it will invest €7.5 million to construct a new biodigester, which will turn organic waste into biogas. As well as helping its Carregado facility to achieve a 30% reduction in carbon emissions, the biodigester will also contribute to reducing gas consumption, allowing the installation to use the biogas produced during the anaerobic digestion process.
Kerry is sponsoring The Kerry Upcycled Food Foundation Fellowship in a new partnership with the Upcycled Food Foundation (UFF), the non-profit subsidiary of the Upcycled Food Association (UFA). The research fellowship is the second initiated by the UFF and will work toward advancing the understanding of the market, consumer perception and technical opportunities of upcycled food.