Move Fresh News

BRC Food Certificated

BRC Provisional Grade A

We are delighted to announce that we had a British Retail Consortium food inspection on August 10, 2023 and we were awarded a provisional grade A.

“We are delighted to have our work recognised by the inspector”, said Alistair Bottomley, Environment and Quality Manager. “It took nearly a year to implement all of the systems and we feel that the work resulted in some big improvements to our systems.”

The BRC standard is one of the most popular food certification standards in the world and is recognised and required by all of the major British supermarkets.

We will update this story when the certificate is officially issued.

Real Living Wage

We are delighted to announce that Move Fresh has just had confirmed accreditation as a Real Living Wage employer.

The Real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate calculated according to the costs of living. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis, recognising the value of their workers and ensuring that a hard day’s work receives a fair day’s pay.

Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 52,000 people in Scotland and put over £310 million extra into the pockets of low paid Scottish workers.

You can view our registration and find out more about Real Living Wage employers here.

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Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Over the last ten years we have used a multitude of warehouse management systems. In the food industry the majority of systems are used to dealing with the stock holding unit rather than the retail unit. 

At Move Fresh most of our customers buy the retail unit, which brings a multitude of differences to life.

To that end we launched our own warehouse management system (Warehouse Buddy) specifically designed for D2C FMCG businesses. 

Our KPIs are easily accessible both internally and to brands that we manage their fulfillment. No humans are involved in the connection between website and the order processing (unlike most 3PL providers).

This software is automatically included when you use our fulfillment services.

Scottish Edge

In a Scottish EDGE first, some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs have committed an additional £1 million of grants and loans to Scottish EDGE, the UK’s biggest funding competition for potential high growth businesses.

Entrepreneurs supporting the initiative include Sir Tom Hunter, Sir Brian Souter, Lord and Lady Haughey, Kevin Dorren from Move Fresh, James Watt from Brewdog, Chris van der Kuyl and Paddy Burns.

The additional funding will be awarded in the next four rounds of Scottish EDGE.

Read the full article here

Move Fresh New Warehouse

After 10 years in Newbridge we are in the process of moving to a new larger warehouse in Rennie Square, Livingston.

We have invested heavily based on our learnings of FMCG logistics over the last 10 years and this space gives us significant expansion room for the next 10 years.

Our investment horizon is very long-term and based on a strong belief that grocery retailing in the UK is changing significantly.

Come around for a coffee and tour our facility by getting in touch.