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Supermarkets, Super Workers and Superbly Underprepared Supply Chains: How are our Food Retailers Fighting Against the Impact of Coronavirus?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the UK’s supermarket staff! Now classed as essential workers during the COVID19 worldwide pandemic response, they are finally receiving the praise they deserve. That is, if you exclude reports of them being coughed at or verbally abused during shifts for enforcing protective measures. Supermarket employees are persevering through a crisis without precedent in their lifetimes. May they receive enough claps to compensate for their minimum wage salary, incredibly stressful work environments and general threat to life. .....Read More

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Sustainability in Supermarkets: Rage for the Machine

Sustainability is a titanic issue facing our planet, with food production and manufacturing practices a big contributor to climate change. A right old iceberg in the path of a greener society, if you will. Yet, fresh into a new decade, the major UK supermarkets are still moving at a glacial pace to curb their food waste, plastic pollution and emissions. Naturally, I have decided it’s time for someone to step up and solve this sustainability issue for food retailers once and for all. ....Read More

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The Food Store Experience (from a millennial perspective)

When I first read this, I can’t help but admit that it struck a familiar chord with me. Supermarkets can sometimes feel like they’re packed full of older generations who’ve purchased a day pass to dawdle round the aisles, flitting aimlessly from homeware to clothing to the fruit and veg aisle. ....Read More

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Hydroponic Architecture:

Farm-to-plate in 30 seconds: Farm enRoll hydroponics to redefine ‘fresh’ food

Hydroponic farming – the growth of produce without soil and over 80% less water than traditional farming – is nothing new. In fact, it dates back all the way to the posthumous publication of a Francis Bacon book in 1627, which sparked a widespread interest in hydroculture as a whole. Having said that, hydroponics is becoming more popular now than ever. ....Read More

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Rescuing the Stock Taker:

Rescuing the Stock Taker:

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been augmenting internal logistics for some time now, and the technology has proved to be extremely valuable, though not perfect, in Industry 4.0 initiatives to increase automation....Read More

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Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)

AGVs vs. AMRs

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been augmenting internal logistics for some time now, and the technology has proved to be extremely valuable, though not perfect, in Industry 4.0 initiatives to increase automation....Read More