Cold Chain Federation – Covid-19 Update 17/04/20.

Shane Brennan, Chief Executive of the Cold Chain Federation says: “With frozen and chilled food products still coming into store at a high rate but demand all but gone for many usual customers such as food service, schools and airlines, cold stores are now starting to fill up. We predict that they will be full […]

Cold Chain Federation Covid-19 update 03/04/2020.

Overview – After the rush of demand in March, the cold chain is now seeing the next phase of the impacts of restrictions.– Although parts of the food chain are still very busy (notably home deliveries), large swathes of the food business are in hibernation and this means significantly reduced demand for many cold chain […]

Update From The Cold Chain Federation.

Demand for fresh and frozen food – Over the two weeks pre-lockdown: volumes were well above Christmas levels. This created significant pressure on cold chain staffing and equipment levels, but businesses did an excellent job of adapting and worked flat out to meet the increased demand.– This week, we have already seen the picture changing. […]

BFFF Launches Transport Support Platform.

The British Frozen Food Federation has launched a Transport Support Platform, to match unused temperature-controlled vehicles with food manufacturers looking to launch food delivery services or simply get product to retailers. The move is primarily designed to support hard-pressed food producers who supply the Out of Home market and have seen customers disappear overnight. Many […]

Suspension Of Delivery Hours Necessary In Industry Response To Covid-19, Says FTA.

The London Councils’ decision to suspend the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLLS) will allow logistics businesses to keep supermarkets and other retailers stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to FTA. The business organisation, which represents the logistics sector, is thrilled the government has listened to its advice and agreed to suspend the LLLS until 31 […]

FTA Launches Covid-19 Resource For Logistics.

To help the logistics sector keep Britain moving and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, FTA, the business group which represents the industry, has launched a unique free web portal. The portal, which can be found at, provides visitors with an overview of essential information and advice for the industry, the support provided by FTA, […]

BFFF President Highlights Industry’s Ability To Reduce Carbon.

Nigel Broadhurst, chairman of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), has highlighted the role of frozen food in reducing the carbon footprint of the food supply chain. Addressing 900 business leaders at the Federation’s Annual Luncheon at London’s Hilton Park Lane today (26 November), Mr Broadhurst harnessed the run-up to the general election to launch […]

FSDF Enters New Era As It Relaunches As The Cold Chain Federation.

The launch of the Cold Chain Federation signals the start of a new era for the Food Storage and Distribution Federation. The name change, unveiled today, was approved by members at its general meeting in May 2019. It marks the beginning of the fourth phase for an organisation that was first formed in 1911 and […]