Butcher’s Pet Care: transforming promotions and offers with SKUtrak

Butcher’s Pet Care has embraced a new way of working, through SKUtrak. The family-owned company now has daily insight into its sales and supply chain. Crucially, it has given Butcher’s the ability to build more effective promotions with one of its key retailers, The Co-op. In July 2018, The Co-op partnered with Atheon Analytics and its multi-retailer SKUtrak service. Through SKUtrak, the Co-op now shares all its daily ‘Flow-of-Goods’ data


Doosan launches rugged electric B45X-7 Series

Doosan, a prominent manufacturer of robust high-performance forklift trucks, has launched a powerful new range of four-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks, the B45X-7 Series, offering greater durability, enhanced productivity, increased visibility and an extensive range of safety features as standard. With four new models covering a capacity range from four to five tonnes, businesses across a broad spectrum of industry – from manufacturing, wholesale distribution and food & drink to


Packing a punch for Internet Fusion Group

Fast, automated and customised packaging is reaping big rewards for environmentally conscious outdoor-pursuits specialist retailer, Internet Fusion Group.  Internet Fusion Group is a fast-expanding online retail business with a portfolio of niche brands specialising in life-style products across surf, skate, snow, equestrian, motor sport, as well as premium street and outdoor fashion. Sites that will be familiar to outdoor and sports enthusiasts include: Surfdome, Ride-Away and Fitness Footwear.  Established in


Q4 order throughput up 12 % at Walker

Supply chain solutions specialist, Walker Logistics has announced that during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018 the number of customer orders fulfilled from its Berkshire-based fulfilment centre was up 12% on the corresponding period 12 months earlier. Picking accuracy and turnaround times for orders remained at a record high level. William Walker, Sales Director of Walker Logistics, commented: “With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and, of course, Christmas all falling in


Descartes to acquire Visual Compliance and eCustoms Business

Descartes Systems Group, a company focused on uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the businesses run by the Management Systems Resources Inc. This group of companies operate under the names “Visual Compliance,” “eCustoms” and “MSR” (collectively, “Visual Compliance”). Visual Compliance provides software solutions and services to automate customs, trade and fiscal compliance processes, with a focus on denied and restricted party


Liberia confirmed as world’s second-largest ship registry

Liberia is the second largest ship registry in the world, according to leading shipping analyst Clarksons in their World Fleet Monitor January 2019. This report confirms that, in gross tonnage terms, Liberia has overtaken and outgrown the Marshall Islands, which now languishes in third place. Alfonso Castillero, CCO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says, “This is about quality of


AEB Brexit Tool Kit: Being ready for any scenario and moving forward with digitisation

AEB, a provider of software for global trade and logistics software, is offering a free Brexit Tool Kit, containing everything traders need to know to bring their global trade and customs processes up to speed – including relevant government links, customs guides, public opinion polls, and solutions. With the UK set to leave the Customs Union and Single Market as part of the Brexit process, the number of UK customs


Maritime Nations Forum charts new course for British-Dutch relations

The collaborative Forum, organised by Maritime UK and the Dutch Government, saw over 100 participants, including 30 Dutch companies and members of the Dutch Government in attendance. The Forum brought Dutch and British decision makers together to discuss how the two nations can work closely together in the maritime arena. “The idea behind the UK-NL Maritime Nations Forum was to provide a platform to British and Dutch ports to share


Pangea Members combine and create successful OOG Airfreight shipment

Blue Freight Service, a Pangea member in Germany, coordinated an out-of-gauge (OOG) shipment with its counterpart members in Belgium, Cobelair, and US, Express Air Freight (Houston). This was for air freighting a tailor-made shelter for a production line with substantial proportions, weighing 4120kgs. The customer had packed the shelter into a crate which odd measures could not fit in to. Any of the cargo flights amongst the airlines network were


CML shortlisted as a finalist at BIFA Awards

The team at Lutterworth-based firm, Core Management Logistics (CML) are thrilled to have been selected as a finalist at the BIFA Freight Service Awards, which took place in January at The Brewery in London. The awards have been running for almost 30 years, rewarding achievements in the freight forwarding industry with some 500 people in attendance on the day itself. The event this year was hosted by double Olympic champion