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Brakes and Nestlé team up to slash road miles

20 May 2011 by
Brakes and Nestlé team up to slash road miles

www.igd.org.uk/index.asp?id=0">http://www.igd.org.uk/index.asp?id=0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Nestlé Professional](http://www.nestleprofessional-sustainability.co.uk) and distributor [Brakes](http://www.brake.co.uk) have teamed up to slash 82,000 road miles over the next 12 months.

The two brands will collaborate on regional depot deliveries to cut out duplication and eliminate unnecessary and empty journeys as part of their sustainable development strategies. The savings in road miles will be verified by [IGD at the end of the year.

The partnership will see Brakes handling Nestlé deliveries through the Brakes distribution centre in West Hallam while Nestlé will assume responsibility for moving products from the West Hallam depot and replenishing products destined for Leeds.

"This is a significant move for both parties and one that points towards a change in our industry. It makes no sense, either commercially or environmentally, to have empty vehicles crossing the country and we believe this is the start of a much broader approach that we would welcome across the industry," said Brakes' Alison Townson.

Her view was endorsed by Nestlé managing director Neil Stephens: "We see it as a sign-post to the rest of the hospitality industry to encourage suppliers and operators to work together for the common good of the industry and the environment as a whole.

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