Wincanton hires new Retail and Consumer boss

Ian Keilty joins from foodservice company Sysco, where he was vice president of the European Supply Chain. He was previously chief operating officer at Brakes before its acquisition by Sysco. Keilty will succeed Liam McElroy, who is stepping down after six years in the role after receiving praise for growing the division. The two will work side-by-side for a transitional period over the coming months. More than 200 locations​ Wincanton claimed to be the largest logistics firm in the UK and more

Yearsley Group acquired by US logistics firm

The deal included Yearsley Food, the logistics company’s national frozen food supplier arm that supports customers across retail, foodservice, food manufacturing and export channels. Commenting on the sale, Lineage president and chief executive Greg Lehmkuhl said: “Yearsley has demonstrated a strong commitment to developing longstanding, bespoke customer relationships that is consistent with how we do business at Lineage. ​ “Bringing Yearsley into the Lineage family enabl more

How does a leadership challenge work in the Conservative Party?

AFTER HER proposed Brexit deal triggered a flurry of government resignations, Theresa May’s job is on the line. The British prime minister faces a potential leadership challenge. Speaking to a crowd of gawping journalists and curious tourists outside the Houses of Parliament on November 15th, Jacob Rees-Mogg, an influential backbencher, demanded a confidence vote in the prime minister. He is not the only one to have done so. But how would Conservative MPs go about removing Mrs May? An more

Why America struggles to sell LNG in Europe

LAST WEEK Rick Perry, America’s energy secretary, went to eastern Europe to try to sell his country’s liquid natural gas (LNG). In Warsaw he announced a 24-year contract with Poland’s state gas company, PGNiG, under which it will receive 40.95bn cubic metres of gas from an American supplier, Cheniere Energy. Mr Perry said the deal was “a signal across Europe that this is how your energy future can be developed”. In Berlin on the same day Peter Altmaier, Germany&rsqu more

Mark Zuckerberg Tries Out Transparency as Yet Another Crisis Hits Facebook

About 38 minutes into a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg asked for more. “I think we should probably take a bunch more questions,” the embattled Facebook CEO said, despite the fact that the call was scheduled to end a few minutes later. The day after an investigation by The New York Times called Zuckerberg’s leadership into question — and accused the company of concealing damaging information from more

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