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The Logistics of Easter Eggs

The Logistics of Easter Eggs
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, March 27, 2019

Sweet treats!

Chocolate is arguably the UK’s favourite treat. We are ranked 4th in the world league tables of per capita consumption, and the average Brit consumes approximately 9.5kg of chocolate per year (although my waistband tells me I consume a lot more than that)!  Britain’s first chocolate factory opened in 1657 – making it 50 years older than the UK’s first tea shop!

The UK chocolate Easter egg market is worth over £220 million – so as you may expect, ‘egg-xtra’ special care is required to deal with the extra demand around Easter. How do logistics professionals stop themselves from ‘cracking’ under the pressure? 

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Roses are red, violets are blue... How are flowers transported to you?

Roses are red, violets are blue... How are flowers transported to you?
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, February 26, 2019

Flower Power!

Flowers are a major part of many events all year round, including birthdays, weddings and funerals, but findings show that sales spike in the UK at this time of year thanks to Valentine’s Day in February and Mothers’ day in March. As with all perishables, a great deal of care must be taken in the transportation of the flowers from the field to a loved one's hands – so how do logistics professionals deal with the increased demand for this fragile package this time of year? 

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