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Trade associations see TCS&D show as focus for innovation and savings in tough times

The Temperature Controlled Storage Distribution exhibition (TCSD 2013) plays an important role in promoting new technology to improve efficiency and reduce costs in the hard-pressed cold supply chain, according to the Food Storage Distribution Federation (FSDF) and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

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Both trade organisations are once again supporting the TCSD exhibition, which incorporates the Frozen Chilled Foods show and takes place at the Peterborough Arena on 18th and 19th September. Soaring fuel costs, ever tighter environmental regulation and recessionary times have combined to squeeze the cold logistics sector in recent years. Said Brian Young, Director-General of the BFFF, “Despite the economy avoiding a triple dip, it is still bumping along the bottom, so household incomes continue to suffer. Due to the good value and minimal waste of frozen food, the gloomy economic situation has had a positive effect on the frozen retail market, which is currently worth £5.6 billion and is growing by 4.5% year on year. On the other hand, with consumers reducing money spent outside of the home, the food service sector continues to face very tough conditions. All this means that a key event such as TCSD,” he continued, “becomes a valuable focal point for innovative ideas that can reduce overheads and improve logistics efficiency. The show is brilliant at getting the industry together and sharing best practice.”

Chris Sturman, Chief Executive of the FSDF, agrees: “Our members are very pleased to be participating in the TCSD show and the FSDF is delighted to support an event that is helping to rejuvenate the industry. With HFC refrigerants being phased out of both static and mobile units, the prospect of F-Gas regulations looming large and trials underway for longer trailers, this is a period of rapid change in which buyers need to be fully up-to-speed with the latest technologies – and TCSD provides a great platform for this.” He added, “We are especially pleased to have been invited, along with the BFFF, to contribute to the show’s seminar programme and Transfigoroute – which was recently integrated into our organisation – will be a key area of focus for our presentations.”

Industry awards praised

The first-ever TCSD Awards Dinner will take place at the end of the first day of the show to recognise individuals, companies or solutions that demonstrate best practice in the temperature-controlled storage and distribution industry. Commented Chris Sturman, “It’s great to see the industry rewarding excellence through this prestigious awards event and the FSDF is delighted to be backing the TCSD Awards programme.” Nominations are open at www.tcsanddshow.com/awards.php until 1 July 2013 for the following categories: Refrigerated Transporter of the Year, Refrigerated Courier of the Year, Refrigerated Fleet Manager of the Year, Refrigerated Trailer of the Year, Refrigerated Rigid of the Year, Refrigerated Panel Van of the Year, Coldstore Operator of the Year, Coldstore Manager of the Year, Livery of the Year, Environmental Sustainability Award, Innovation Award, Health Safety Award, Customer Service Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and OEM of the Year Award.

Social media stepped up

The organisers of TCSD 2013 are actively promoting the show through social media channels and invite exhibitors, visitors and other interested parties to join the conversation on Twitter by following @TCSDShow and to sign up to the ‘TCSD and Frozen Chilled Foods Exhibition Group’ on LinkedIn.

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Article source: http://www.warehousenews.co.uk/2013/05/trade-associations-see-tcsd-show-as-focus-for-innovation-and-savings-in-tough-times/