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The right platform and support for the job: Stramare Produce unlocks supply chain efficiencies with share and reuse model

By sharing and reusing CHEP platforms, Stramare Produce are able to redirect capital investment to their operations and focus on their core business. Read more

Support the CHEP team in the OzHarvest CEO CookOff

As part of CHEP’s commitment to supporting communities in need and tackling the food waste challenge, a team of budding CHEP chefs are participating in the annual OzHarvest CEO CookOffTM on 25 March 2019. Read more

Moderation in retail sales growth in early 2019 predicted by the CHEP Retail Index

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly CHEP Retail Index predicts moderated growth for retail turnover in the first quarter of 2019. Read more

CHEP Retail Index Edition 32 January 2019

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly CHEP Retail Index predicts moderated growth for retail turnover in the first quarter of 2019. Read more

2019 Planned System Maintenance

As part of our commitment to improve your experience, CHEP is planning to perform a series of system maintenance throughout the year. While we implement these, there may be an impact to customer transaction systems. Read more

CHEP New Zealand achieves 3% reduction in carbon emissions for FY18

CHEP has reduced its carbon emissions by 3% and since partnering with CEMARS in 2012 CHEP has achieved a significant reduction in emissions of 12%. Read more

CHEP’s Pallet Wrapping solutions saves SPAR Australia over 30% in costs and 50% in film waste

Read how SPAR Australia and CHEP work together to reduce the total cost of every product load wrapped. CHEP's Pallet Wrapping Solution helped SPAR improve their load stability, reduce damage, unlock cost savings and remove waste from film. Read more

Coming together for a good cause: Camp Quality Cherry Ball a momentous occasion for 21st year running

The South Australian Produce Market Industry hosted its annual Cherry Ball on Saturday, 10 November 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with over 400 guests attending the fundraiser to help Camp Quality. Read more

APCO recognises CHEP as leader in Logistics and Sustainable Packaging Operations

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) recognises CHEP as leader in Logistics and Sustainable Packaging Operations. Read more

Index predicts steady retail sales growth Q4 2018

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly CHEP Retail Index predicts year-on-year retail sales growth to continue in the December quarter. Read more

CHEP New Zealand Launches New Website To Optimise Your Experience

CHEP New Zealand has recently launched its latest website, part of our commitment to innovate and make it easier for you to do business with us. Read more

Electric partnership powers energy innovation

With Australia’s energy crisis dominating news headlines, a powerful new industry – research collaboration is signalling the emergence of a new renewable energy market - organic printed solar. Read more

CHEP’s Load Containment solution unlocks over 33% in cost savings for Qualipac

Read how Qualipac and CHEP work together to reduce the total cost of every product load wrapped. Read more

CHEP Australia launches a smarter, simpler and faster online store for its Load Containment solution

CHEP Australia invites you to explore its latest online store for Load Containment which the company launched recently, as part of its commitment to innovate and make it easier for customers to do business. Read more

Collaborating for success at CHEP Customer Forums in Perth and Adelaide

CHEP Australia recently held workshops with its customers across Perth and Adelaide as part of their customer forum program in July. With more than 50 customers involved from Fresh, Consumer Goods, Retail and Logistics companies. Read more

The inbound packaging dilemma: how Quick Service Restaurants can deal with China's National Sword Policy

Through collaboration, growers, processors, and distributors can eliminate one-way packaging by utilising reusable platforms, like crates, to deliver restaurant supplies. Read more

CHEP proudly supports CeMAT Australia 2018

CeMAT Australia returned to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 24-26 July 2018 with more than 3,000 attendees visiting, 100 exhibitors and 25 speakers participating. Read more

Index predicts strengthening retail sales growth Q3 2018

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly CHEP Retail Index predicts strengthening retail sales growth in late 2018. Read more

A fresher, faster and better way of cutting costs and helping capitalise on opportunities

Read how Moffatt Fresh Produce and CHEP work together to unlock supply chain efficiencies. Read more

Designed for freshness and speed: Reusable solutions support the seamless flows of produce in pristine condition

Read how Murray Bros and CHEP work together to take costs out of the supply chain and support seamless flows of produce in pristine condition. Read more

CHEP Australia announced as the official supply chain solutions sponsor of CeMAT Australia 2018

CHEP Australia will again support CeMAT Australia which is returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 24-26 July 2018 Read more

Halving waste and doubling productivity by the year 2030: CHEP proudly supports Hort Connections 2018

Committed to supporting those involved in the fresh produce industry move and handle their produce cost-effectively and sustainably across Australia and the world, CHEP announces platinum sponsorship of Hort Connections 2018 Read more

CHEP Retail Index Edition 31 October 2018

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly CHEP Retail Index, which uses transactional data from CHEP pallet movements to provide a lead indicator of Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade data, predicts year-on-year retail sales growth to continue in the December quarter. Read more

CHEP Retail Index Edition 30 July 2018

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly CHEP Retail Index, which uses transactional data from CHEP pallet movements to provide a lead indicator of Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade data, predicts strengthening retail sales growth in late 2018. Read more

CHEP Bronze sponsor for Horticulture Conference 2018

CHEP New Zealand will be a Bronze Sponsor at the Horticulture Conference 2018. Taking place 23-25 July 2018 at the Airforce Museum, Christchurch. CHEP will showcase its latest innovations and customer solutions designed to optimise supply chains. Read more

Index predicts minimal retail sales growth in Q2 2018

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly CHEP Retail Index, which uses transactional data from CHEP pallet movements to provide a lead indicator of Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade data, have signalled minimal retail sales growth in Q2 2018. Read more

CHEP Retail Index Edition 29 April 2018

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly CHEP Retail Index, which uses transactional data from CHEP pallet movements to provide a lead indicator of Australian Bureau of Statistics retail trade data, have signalled minimal retail sales growth in Q2 2018. Read more

Breakfast in Byron Bay: Reusable platforms support efficient and sustainable flows from family farm to family plates

Read how Brookfarm and CHEP worked together to identify the right platform solutions and increase supply chain efficiencies, including reducing waste, improving environmental footprint, saving time, cost and improving safety outcomes. Read more

CHEP Australia launches new website to optimise the user experience online

CHEP Australia invites new and existing customers to explore its latest website which the company officially launched recently, as part of its commitment to innovate and make it easier for customers to do business with them. Read more

Retail solutions at the Foodstuff Expo 2018

CHEP was proud to be invited to exhibit at the 2018 Foodstuff Expo for the first time, where CHEP was able to showcase innovative retail solutions. Read more

Building the right foundations for effective equipment control starts with finding and supporting the right Equipment Controller

Two new best practice resources developed by CHEP Australia in collaboration with its supply chain partners are now available to help organisations build the right foundations for effective equipment control. Read more

According to Global Sustainability Rating Agency EcoVadis CHEP Australia recognised as an industry leader in Corporate Social Responsibility

CHEP Australia, the supply chain solutions company, has been ranked in the top 5% of all suppliers assessed for sustainability by the independent agency EcoVadis. Read more

CHEP New Zealand have reduced carbon emissions by 11% in the past three years.

CHEP New Zealand’s sustainability initiatives are embedded in the way CHEP works - CHEP’s share and reuse model helps customers transport goods through supply chains more efficiently, sustainably and safely while eliminating the cost and waste of one way packaging. Read more

Supporting supply chain partners at the SA Produce Markets with myCHEP workshops

CHEP has been hosting a series of workshops at the SA Produce Markets with supply chain partners on the smart, simple and fast customer portal - myCHEP throughout January. Read more

Index predicts modest retail sales growth in Q1 2018

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly AFGC CHEP Retail Index, have signalled modest retail sales growth in Q1 2018. Read more

CHEP Releases 2017 Sustainability Report Card showing environmental benefits for the supply chain

CHEP Australia has published its Sustainability Report Card for the 2017 financial year, which highlights its investment in the community and reveals the sustainable outcomes it has achieved by partnering with its customers Read more

A night to remember: Camp Quality Cherry Ball a success for 20th Year Running

Camp Quality hosted its annual Cherry Ball on Saturday 18 November 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre with over 500 guests attending the fundraiser to help children and their families affected by cancer Read more

Special Delivery: 100,000 plus Christmas presents for The Smith Family Toy & Book appeal

This year, with the help of thousands of individuals and organisations, The Smith Family aim to deliver over 60,000 new toys and 40,000 new books to children in need around Australia. Read more

Brambles recognised as one of the six global leaders in fighting supply-chain deforestation

As a Brambles company, we’re proud to be recognised as one of the top six global leaders in tackling deforestation within the supply-chain by CDP. Read more

Collaborating for success at CHEP Customer Forums

The recent forums provided an excellent opportunity for supply chain collaboration, focusing on key challenges and opportunities, and building improvements in the community. Read more

Celebrating life in the markets: CHEP supports Sydney Markets Ball

To commemorate our partnership, CHEP Australia proudly supported the Sydney Markets Ball Read more

Retail growth to level out following pick up in first half of 2017

The October AFGC CHEP Retail Index has signalled continued retail turnover growth in Australia, but with a levelling out over the coming months of 2017, following the pickup in spending growth experienced in the first half of the year. Read more

Winning in store: Store solutions unlock efficiencies for Tru Blu Beverages and its retail partners

CHEP’s Store Solutions are helping Tru Blu Beverages’ improve on-shelf availability, maximise manual handling efficiencies and increase sales through retail differentiation. Read more

Keeping it fresh: CHEP Australia and Brisbane Markets Limited working together to optimise supply chains

To commemorate our 30 year partnership, CHEP Australia proudly sponsored the annual Brisbane Produce Market Forklift Operator of the Year competition. Read more

CHEP Ranked in Top 50 Most Innovative Companies

CHEP Australia is ranked amongst the top 50 most innovative companies across Australia and New Zealand in the 2017 Australian Financial Review’s Awards. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 28 January 2018

Figures published in the latest edition of the quarterly AFGC CHEP Retail Index, have signalled modest retail sales growth in Q1 2018. Read more

AusContact Awards Recognise Best Contact Centres

CHEP Australia has been recognised as a state finalist for Best Centre Team, announced on 30 August 2017. Read more

CHEP Seals APCO Sustainable Packaging Award

CHEP Australia proudly received the 2017 Packaging Manufacturer Award by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) for taking a leading role in supporting sustainable circular economies with its share and reuse business model. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 27 October 2017

Figures published in this edition of the quarterly AFGC CHEP Retail Index has signalled continued retail turnover growth in Australia, with a levelling out over the coming months of 2017. Read more

Supporting a better-functioning supply chain for Antonello Produce and Wholesalers

Read how CHEP works with Antonello Produce and other wholesalers to provide the right mix of sustainable platforms for their requirements and unlocks supply chain efficiencies. Read more

Index predicts modest recovery in Australia's retail sales growth

Figures published in the latest quarterly AFGC CHEP Retail Index indicate signs of a modest recovery in retail turnover growth in Australia as 2017 progresses. Read more

A powerful innovation: University of Newcastle and CHEP sign a partnership to test printed solar cell panels in a commercial environment

As part of a commercial partnership between the University of Newcastle (UON) and CHEP, CHEP will be trialling ground-breaking printed solar panels at one of its service centres. Read more

Reducing costs, minimising waste and delivering productivity gains: CHEP’s solutions unlock value in Cerebos’ supply chain

Find out how Cerebos and CHEP work together on containing the costs of containing loads and improving efficiencies in the supply chain. Read more

Fundraising for Deaf Action Brings Teachers to Australia

A fundraising bake sale was hosted by CHEP this month, September, to raise much-needed funds for deaf children and youth in developing countries. Read more

Fourth-round winner of the Produce Marketing Association "Mark Blue Scholarship" Announced

Congratulations to Matthew Crouch, Group Marketing Manager, Freshmax Pty Ltd, who is the fourth-round recipient of the inaugural Mark Blue Scholarship, announced recently. Read more

CHEP Rated Top Employer at Korn Ferry Awards

CHEP Australia has been awarded Outstanding Employer in the inaugural global 2017 Korn Ferry Employer Engagement Awards. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 26 July 2017

Figures published in the latest quarterly AFGC CHEP Retail Index indicate signs of a modest recovery in retail turnover growth in Australia as 2017 progresses. Read more

Coming together for a good cause: supporting Drakes Supermarkets’ annual charity show bag

United by a commitment to support communities in need, CHEP Australia alongside other leading organisations and the South Australian community, proudly supports Drakes Supermarkets’ annual charity show bag. Read more

Fresh Solutions for Inaugural Event: Hort Connections 2017

CHEP to showcase new range of fresh solutions, including; platform solutions, value chain analysis, international solutions and store solutions at Hort Connections 2017. Read more

Supporting the design and optimisation of automated infrastructure

Based on customer feedback, CHEP has created recommended guidelines for suppliers developing automation within their supply chains that handle CHEP Australian Pooled Pallets. Read more

From ‘Port to Plate’ and back again: CHEP is supporting the Port Phillip Bay Shellfish Reef Restoration project

CHEP Australia has partnered with business, government, and a social enterprise and environmental group, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to restore the degraded reefs in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay. Read more

CHEP wins 2017 Design Innovation of the Year Award - Beverage Category Materials and Packaging

CHEP recently won the 2017 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Beverage Category Materials and Packaging for the Retail Display Pallet and Beverage Tray System. Read more

Your insights, our actions

We're committed to continuously improving your experience with our platforms, services and people. Based on the valuable feedback and insights you share with our team, we take the necessary actions. Read more

Index predicts continued slowing in retail sales growth

The latest edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index has pointed to a return to slowing retail turnover growth in 2017. Read more

CHEP Australia launches new website to optimise the user experience online

CHEP Australia invites you to explore its latest website launched this month, as part of our commitment to innovate and make it easier for customers to do business with us. Read more

CHEP introduces solutions portfolio to provide more value throughout supply chains

CHEP Australia announces new range of solutions designed to help customers transform their supply chains for sustainable, long-term change. Read more

Rallying Together to Support Growers Impacted by Recent Floods in Adelaide

Late last year, close to 300 growers with an estimated 1,500 hectares of land in the Northern Adelaide Plains were impacted by severe weather conditions. To support those impacted, a united effort has raised $152,000 for the SA Growers Flood Appeal. Read more

CHEP grants a Christmas wish for The Smith Family

CHEP have delivered and collected Pallets and Foldable Bins nationwide for the transportation and storage of gifts and toys to support The Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal. Read more

Brambles releases 2016 Sustainability Review

The Review includes updates on Brambles’ 2020 Sustainability Goals, which are based on the Company’s Better Business, Better Communities, Better Planet sustainability framework and are closely aligned with the UNs’ SDGs. Read more

Taking stock of last mile options

Daniel Crabtree, Director of Retail at CHEP Australia, talks about the benefits of bringing innovation in store through merchandising and replenishment solutions for the last mile. Featured in Packaging News Nov/Dec 2016 Read more

Index predicts a temporary uplift in retail sales

The latest edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index, predicts an uplift in retail turnover growth over the December quarter, followed by a return to the previous trend of slowing growth in the first few months of 2017. Read more

Smarter, simpler and faster tools to make it easier to do business with CHEP showcased at customer forums

With more than 120 customers involved from different sectors these forums provided an excellent opportunity for supply chain collaboration, learning more about CHEP's latest tools, and building improvements to make it easier to do business. Read more

Third Round Winners of the Produce Marketing Association "Mark Blue Scholarship" Announced

Two future leaders in the fresh produce industry, Yvette Jones and Adam Goldwater were recently acknowledged as the third round recipients of the Mark Blue Scholarship. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 24 January 2017

AFGC CHEP Retail Index predicts an uplift in retail turnover growth over the December quarter, followed by a return to the previous trend of slowing growth in the first few months of 2017. Read more

Iconic Blue CHEP Pallets Turn Pink in Support of Cancer Council Australia and their Corporate Partner, Woolworths, to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Last month, CHEP painted some of its iconic blue pallets pink to raise awareness for breast and gynaecological cancers. Read more

Brambles and The Global FoodBanking Network

Brambles, a leading logistics solutions company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has signed a three-year agreement with the international non-profit organization The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN). Read more

Modest growth in retail sales for Christmas Trading

Retail sales growth will remain positive despite a modest slowdown heading into the December quarter according to the latest AFGC CHEP Retail Index released. Read more

GOLD AND SILVER FOR A TRU BLU SOLUTION

Global provider of supply chain solutions, CHEP, has won gold and silver for two of its unique customer solutions including the Retail Display Pallet and the Retail Modular Pallet. Read more

CHEP’s solutions prove to be a key enabler within Favco’s supply chain

Over a seventeen year partnership, CHEP has collaborated with Favco to improve efficiencies, reduce product damage and drive cost savings, consistently providing a reliable network of shared and reused equipment. Read more

CHEP Load Containment is going online!

We are always striving to improve our customer experience. As a result, in the coming months we will launch a new, simple to use website for ordering cardboard, machine wrap, hooder film and more... Read more

Protecting customers and network integrity - stopping pallet fraud

A recent case of pallet fraud demonstrates CHEP’s commitment to protect customers. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 23 October 2016

AFGC CHEP Retail Index predicts modest growth in retail sales for Christmas Trading Read more

Index predicts modest but positive growth in retail sales

Retail sales growth will remain positive despite a modest slowdown heading into the September quarter according to the twenty second edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index. Read more

A winning formula for Hilltop Fresh Flowers and its customers: Moving from cardboard cartons to CHEP’s Foldable Bins

Read how Hilltop Fresh Flowers and CHEP collaborate together on supply chain solutions that reduce costs, improve quality control and deliver environmental benefits. Read more

'Waste Not' Program Wins Double at Enactus National Championships

Enactus students at Perth’s Edith Cowan University have won the prestigious Graham Kraehe Community Project - Brambles Food Waste Challenge and, in addition, have been crowned Enactus National Champions Read more

Future Leaders Address Food Waste at Enactus National Conference

Australia’s best university students around the country will converge in Sydney this week as part of the Enactus National Conference and Championships addressing challenges including food waste Read more

Brambles commits to 2020 Sustainability Goals aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Brambles is delighted to announce its Sustainability Goals for 2020, reflecting the Group’s commitment to its Better Business, Better Communities, Better Planet sustainability framework. Read more

A win for industry as banana crate trials show increased savings and reduced loss through supply chain

Recent trials by CHEP Australia in the use of specifically-designed reusable plastic crates (RPCs), as an alternative to cardboard cartons for the banana industry, have returned positive results for growers and other members of the supply chain. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 22 July 2016

AFGC CHEP Retail Index predicts modest but positive growth in retail sales Read more

CHEP confirmed as official Conference Partner for PMA Fresh Connections

As a leading provider of supply chain solutions for the fresh industry, CHEP will once again be the Conference Partner at the upcoming PMA Fresh Connections event, to be held on 17 - 19 May 2016 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read more

Second Round Winner of the Inaugural Produce Marketing Association “Mark Blue Scholarship” Announced

Congratulations to Jacob Darling, Sales and Marketing Manager at Global Fresh Australia, who is the second round recipient of the inaugural Mark Blue Scholarship, announced recently. Read more

CHEP Australia supports the BEST Group in the Variety 4WD Challenge

As part of CHEP Australia’s Helping Hand program and Brambles sustainability strategy, the company was proud to sponsor the BEST Group vehicle in the South Australia Variety 4WD Challenge held on 12 - 18 March 2016. Read more

Index predicts moderate growth in retail sales

Australian retail sales continue to grow just below trend in the March quarter, with easing predicted in the June quarter, according to the AFGC CHEP Retail Index. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 21 April 2016

AFGC CHEP Retail Index predicts moderate growth in retail sales Read more

Moving more with less: CHEP to showcase innovative materials handling and supply chain solutions at CeMAT Australia

Global provider of supply chain solutions, CHEP, has announced that they will be showcasing their sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions at this year’s CeMAT Australia event, 12 - 14 July. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index indicates a rise in retail sales ahead

Retail trade growth is expected to increase 4.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, according to the twentieth edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index. Read more

Brambles included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for second year

For the second consecutive year, Brambles Limited has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), which recognises companies that lead their industries in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Read more

Inaugural Produce Marketing Association “Mark Blue scholarship” winners announced

Congratulations to the following recipients of the inaugural Mark Blue Scholarship, announced recently. They are: Krys Lockhart, Renee Scott and Ashlee Kilmartin. Read more

Extending the fresh produce growing season

Find out how Young Sang & Co. works with CHEP to get their produce to market in a timely, efficient manner that maintains freshness and complies with food safety standards. Read more

CHEP discusses the sharing economy and its transport solutions at the FMCG Transport Collaboration Seminar

CHEP’s equipment pooling solutions are an example of a sharing economy model that provides customers with the ability to reduce capital expenditure and improve operations. Read more

CHEP driver wins National Forklift Championship 2015

Matangaro (Mata) Rimatuu from CHEP Australia’s Meeandah service centre was named Australia’s best forklift driver for 2015 at the National Forklift Championship. Read more

CHEP proudly presents ‘Best Single Vineyard Red’ award at Margaret River Wine Show

CHEP has been working closely with producers and manufacturers in the Margaret River wine region to understand their supply chain challenges and deliver solutions to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Read more

myCHEP - Coming soon

We are excited to introduce myCHEP - a SMART, SIMPLE and FAST way to manage your account. Read more

CHEP is proud to support future leaders

CHEP is proud to be a sponsor of Enactus, an organisation that brings together present and future world leaders from businesses and universities around the globe, through the Enactus World Cup. Read more

UNHCR and CHEP aim to improve the delivery of life-saving refugee aid with supply chain study

CHEP is supporting the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) perform an in-depth study of its global supply chain network to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Read more

Banana crate trials a win for the industry

Recent trials by CHEP Australia in the use of reusable plastic crates as an alternative to cardboard cartons for the banana industry have returned positive results for growers and other members of the supply chain. Read more

Index indicates potential slowdown

Retail trade growth may slow in the lead up to Christmas, according to the AFGC CHEP Retail Index. Read more

Collaborating for success - Customer Forums

It was great to meet with customers and discuss a number of topics at our recent Customer Forums held in Sydney. The focus for this forum was on collaboration, both with trading partners and with CHEP. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 19 October 2015

AFGC CHEP RETAIL INDEX indicates potential slowdown Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index points to lift in retail sales

Retailers can expect a slight improvement in year-on-year sales growth in the coming months according to the eighteenth edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index. Read more

A sustainable partnership

How are smart solutions reaping productivity and sustainability benefits for Linfox and CHEP Australia? Read more

A sustainable partnership

How are smart solutions reaping productivity and sustainability benefits for Linfox and CHEP Australia? Read more

Watch reusable Last Mile Solutions in store

Click through to watch a video on how reusable Last Mile Solutions can benefit manufacturers and retailers. Read more

Behind the scenes look at Queen Garnet supply chain

The Queen Garnet plum is a distinctive newcomer in the fresh fruit category with its deep purple colour and excellent eating and growing qualities. With the help of CHEP and Kalafatis Fresh, Nutrafruit has brought this unique fruit to the supermarket shelf. Read more

Behind the scenes look at Queen Garnet supply chain

The Queen Garnet plum is a distinctive newcomer in the fresh fruit category with its deep purple colour and excellent eating and growing qualities. With the help of CHEP and Kalafatis Fresh, Nutrafruit has brought this unique fruit to the supermarket shelf. Read more

Mark Blue Scholarship launched

On May 12, PMA Australia-New Zealand CEO, Michael Worthington, announced the formation of a scholarship in memory of former CHEP Australia employee Mark Blue (pictured above, with mentee Sean Buckley in 2011). Read more

CHEP offers pooling equipment system for new Melbourne Market

CHEP is helping Melbourne Market traders save on supply chain costs and improve efficiencies as the Market moves to the new Epping site in August this year. Read more

Last Mile Solutions: An evolution in the Food & Grocery Supply Chain

In order to keep the interests of both suppliers and retailers satisfied, on-shelf replenishment must be simple and fast. Click to download the white paper on the future of reusuable Last Mile Solutions. Read more

How did New Zealand avocados fill gap in US market?

New Zealand avocado exporter, Avanza, was able to capitalise on a US market opportunity by partnering with CHEP and tapping into our global connections. Read more

How did New Zealand avocados fill gap in US market?

New Zealand avocado exporter, Avanza, was able to capitalise on a US market opportunity by partnering with CHEP and tapping into our global connections. Read more

Insights from a growing business

Maintaining farm-freshness on the supermarket shelf will always be challenging for growers supplying fresh produce into the major retailers. At Hydro Produce, the key element to the puzzle is an efficient supply chain. Read more

Running full: how can you maximise your transport?

CHEP Logistics Director, Geoff Boshell, looks at the role CHEP played in helping Nestlé improve its transport efficiencies. Read more

Running full: how can you maximise your transport?

CHEP Logistics Director, Geoff Boshell, looks at the role CHEP played in helping Nestlé improve its transport efficiencies. Read more

Growth in retail sales slowing

The Australian retail sector is expected to see a further slowing in growth nationally with the AFGC CHEP Retail Index showing growth of 4 per cent year-on-year in the March quarter, slowing to 3 per cent by the June quarter. Read more

Continuous improvement in customer service

The transition to our new customer call centre solution was so seamless on Monday, 20 April, you probably didn’t even notice. And that’s just the way we wanted it says Angela Wade CHEP's Senior Manager Customer Support. Read more

CHEP helps save on supply chain costs again!

The international materials handling and intralogistics fair, CeMAT, comes to Australia for the first time in May 2015 and in a bid to further help reduce costs, CHEP is offering customers a $100 discount on CeMAT Australia conference and workshop attendance fees. Read more

Megatrends in Last Mile Solutions

Experiences in the UK and Europe show there are many efficiencies to be gained by suppliers and retailers through last mile solutions. Here, CHEP Europe Last Mile Solutions Director, Carlos Montalvo shares his insights and looks at current trends. Read more

Are you up for the food waste challenge?

We have challenged business leaders, students and academics to join forces to tackle food waste through the not-for-profit organisation, Enactus. Wondering why, or how you can get involved? Read more

Mobile technology streamlines transfers

Following a successful trial, CHEP Australia has launched its mobile transfer technology nationally, enabling all customers to transfer equipment accountability at the same time as merchandise passes through their receipt and dispatch docks. Read more

Retail growth slowing in early 2015

After a stronger-than-expected Christmas trading period, retail spending growth will slow heading into 2015, according to the sixteenth edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index released on 29 January 2015. Read more

ALDI moves to 'sender declares'

On 1 February ALDI’s Stapylton and Derrimut distribution centres transitioned from a receiver declares to sender declares transaction model, putting the control firmly back in the hands of its suppliers. Read more

ECRA Display Pallet Toolkit launched

Manufacturers and retailers will find it easier to determine how display pallets can integrate into their supply chains with the launch of the Efficient Consumer Response Australasia Display Pallet Toolkit on 23 October 2014. Read more

A healthy partnership that delivers

By using CHEP pallets in their operations Multigate Medical Products has reduced costs compared to one way packaging and incurs less product damage. Warehouse Operations Manager, Daryl Wolverson, says this has led to greater customer satisfaction. Read more

A healthy partnership that delivers

By using CHEP pallets in their operations Multigate Medical Products has reduced costs compared to one way packaging and incurs less product damage. Warehouse Operations Manager, Daryl Wolverson, says this has led to greater customer satisfaction. Read more

Multi-Purpose Beverage Tray better fit for 2L juice bottles

A national retail chain has increased sales of 2 litre juices by 15 per cent using a modified version of CHEP’S Multi-Purpose Beverage Tray last mile solution. Read more

CHEP innovation cuts yard wait times for customers

Truck drivers can look forward to reduced wait times at CHEP service centres as the pooled equipment provider looks to roll out triple-tine forklift trucks to its metro operations nationally in 2015. Read more

What small businesses can learn from large ones about supply chain operations

Logistics operations and supply chain management benefit from scale, and the economies that come with scale. But economies of scale are also relative. Whatever the size of your organisation or your supply chain, you can learn from organisations larger than your own. Read more

Christmas peak - We're ready!

Peaks in demand for the fresh produce supply chain can be challenging, and as the fresh produce industry gears up for the Christmas peak, the CHEP fresh produce team is working with customers to forecast, understand and meet their equipment needs. Read more

Survey results show we’re on the right track

The results from our annual customer survey are in and you have told us you are pleased with the progress we’ve made over the past year…but we still have some work to do. Read more

CHEP announces mobile transfer trial

A trial of mobile technology that will enable customers to transfer equipment accountability at the same time as merchandise passes through their receipt and dispatch docks is under way. Read more

National Logistics Control Centre improves service delivery

The new Logistics Control Centre uses detailed real-time information to predict up to three hours in advance whether a delivery of CHEP equipment will be impacted by events in the network. Read more

Retail trade growth to slow in December quarter

Growth in retail trade is expected to soften in the lead up to Christmas, according to the AFGC CHEP Retail Index released on Tuesday, 28 October. Read more

Vantage Issue 1

Welcome to the first edition of CHEP Australia’s Vantage Online – where we can share our experiences and ideas – and help your business continue to grow. Read more

Vantage Issue 2

In the first edition of Vantage a few months ago, the impact of the Queensland floods was still fresh in our minds as we tested the resilience of the CHEP national network to meet our customers’ needs. Read more

Vantage Issue 3

At CHEP, we have an unrelenting drive for continuous improvement in all aspects of our business. This edition of Vantage highlights some of our recent improvements. Read more

Vantage Issue 4

Christmas brings its own challenges for all of us, and while for me one of those is finding the right gifts for my wife and children, for all of us here at CHEP Australia our entire energies right now are devoted to helping you meet the incredible demands of Christmas supply. Read more

Vantage Issue 5

The start of a New Year, (although it’s already March!), tends to focus our thoughts on objectives for the year ahead. No doubt in your business, as in ours, it highlights what’s ‘important around here’, and provides impetus to put in the hard work required to make a difference. Read more

Vantage Issue 6

What’s the greatest opportunity your company has taken so far this year? Read more

Vantage Issue 7

From the desk of Phillip Austin. Designing for the best of both worlds. Read more

Vantage Issue 8

From the desk of Phillip Austin. Does the meat industry need a fresh approach? Read more

Vantage Issue 9

From the desk of Phillip Austin. Beverage tray launch broadens retail ready range. Read more

Vantage Issue 10

From the desk of Phillip Austin. Why ALDI drives packaging innovation. Read more

Vantage Issue 11

From the desk of Phillip Austin. ALDI and CHEP streamline fresh supply chain. Read more

Vantage Issue 12

Your insights, our actions and outcomes from 2013 Read more

Vantage Issue 13

Can you use the next generation display pallet? Hate surprises on your invoice? Then you'll love this. How is Cerebos growing its business? Coming clean on sustainability. Read more

Can you use the next generation display pallet?

We designed our next generation FMCG Retail Display Pallet in consultation with manufacturers and retailers. It’s engineered to fit the majority of manual handling equipment and can be beam racked - can you use it in your supply chain? Read more

Hate surprises on your invoice? Then you’ll love this…

Did you know we’ve introduced a new email alert to give you advanced warning about corrections and reversals on your account? It means no more surprises when you receive your invoice. Read more

How is Cerebos growing its business?

Find out how sauce, spice and coffee manufacturer, Cerebos, approached a recent upgrade of its 1971-built Sydney factory. Read more

Coming clean on sustainability

In this Sustainability Report Card we come clean on how we rated on water use, timber sourcing, waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions in 2013… Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 15 October 2014

Growth in retail sales slows in September 2014 Read more

Brambles recognised for tackling deforestation

On 21 November 2013, CDP named Brambles, CHEP's parent company, as the sector leader for the global 'industrials and autos' industry, regcognising the company's ongoing efforts to improve the sustainable sourcing of timber. Read more

CHEP is artists' pallet of choice

Both Sydney and Christchurch have boasted temporary 'pavillions' built entirely from CHEP pallets. Whether art or architecture, the pallet pavillions have been providing a space for communities to come together. Read more

Your insights our actions and outcomes from 2013

At CHEP we're always striving to improve our service and the value we add to our customers' businesses. Here we share some of the progress we've made in 2013 and some feedback on what we've done. Read more

Customer day not just a talk fest

What happened when CHEP threw open the doors of Dandenong South Service Centre, inviting customers in to tour the facility and tell us what they really think about working with CHEP? Read more

ALDI and CHEP streamline fresh supply chain

In early 2012, ALDI Australia announced it was looking for a one touch solution for its fresh produce offering, which would reduce hand stacking in store and deliver better quality through a reduction in handling. Read more

CHEP delivers driest crate on the market

In September CHEP will launch its state-of-the-art centrifugal dryer technology to industry at its Scoresby service centre in Victoria, giving growers a chance to witness the amazing drying results for themselves. Read more

Hows your equipment etiquette

When a group of CHEP account holders identified that equipment control etiquette was a common cause of ‘pain’ in the pooling community the next steps were clear. Read more

Interest growing in packaging and food waste

In June, RMIT University’s Centre for Design published a study commissioned by CHEP Australia into “The role of packaging in minimising food waste in the supply chain of the future” Read more

Why does Aldi drive packaging Innovation?

Since ALDI opened its first store in Australia in 2001, it has been an innovator and leader in the use of reusable packaging. ALDI’s innovative approach has been recognised by the Australian Retailers Association, and in 2009 ALDI was named ‘Retail Innovator of the Year’. Read more

CHEP launches free online equipment control course

How do you approach equipment control training when new staff comes on board or when someone is away? From July we’ll have it covered, with a free, online course on the basics of equipment control. Read more

Plastic pallets - an ideal pooling solution for food safety standards

Australian food manufacturers are required to meet strict food safety standards, often across multiple supply chains. Find out why CHEP’s plastic pallets were the perfect pooling solution for McCormick foods. Read more

How CHEPStretch helped Pacific Brands improve productivity and save costs

Pacific Brands sought to improve the efficiency of handling processes and OH&S at their Australian distribution centres. By implementing CHEPStretch, Pacific Brands was able to reduce their capital outlay, ongoing maintenance and wrapping costs as well as improve safety and productivity. Here Rob Mels, from pacific Brands talks more about the benefits of using the CHEP Stretch system. Read more

How can you reduce your environmental footprint?

To help meet the great environmental challenges of our time, our shared responsibility is to become more sustainable. But what does a sustainable FMCG supply chain look like in real terms? And when you already have great practices, how can you take things to the next level? Read more

Transporter reduces ‘pain’ of corrections

Read how transporter Glen Cameron Group was surprised by how easy it was to reduce its correction rate by implementing new processes. Read more

Transporter reduces ‘pain’ of corrections

Read how transporter Glen Cameron Group was surprised by how easy it was to reduce its correction rate by implementing new processes. Read more

Phoenix Distribution gives CHEPStretch a good wrap

When Phoenix Distribution secured a contract with a major retailer to pick and pack items for more than 95 NSW stores, the manual handling task for the business increased dramatically. The forecast volumes of 17,000 cardboard cartons on 800 pallets a day, during peak times, were beyond the existing manual wrapping system at Phoenix’s Arndell Park warehouse. Phoenix Distribution NSW Manager, Peter Stevens, explains how CHEPStretch offered the ... Read more

Clorox - Clean and green

CHEP Australia Sustainability Manager took a tour of Clorox’s Sydney warehouse with Clorox National Customer Service & Logistics Manager, Mike Fraser, to find out more about what this key customer is doing in the sustainability space. Here, she reports back on her findings. Read more

Managing - and then reducing - product spoilage

Food spoilage needs to be managed and reduced. It’s inefficient and costly on many levels: environmental, agricultural, moral. What will drive change though is understanding that it’s also economically and financially a bad way to run business operations. Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 13 April 2014

Retail sales continue to strengthen Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 11 October 2013

Challenging Christmas in store for retailers Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 10 July 2013

Retail growth soft, but expected to improve Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 9 April 2013

Low interest rates not yet lifting retail Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 7 October 2012

Retail trade enjoys spring fl ing before sluggish start to summer Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 6 July 2012

Retail spending lifting, but still lacklustre Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 5 April 2012

Retail spending failing to find spark Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 4 January 2012

Retail activity to maintain slow and steady growth Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 3 October 2011

Subdued quarter ahead for retail Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 2 July 2011

Slow first quarter ahead for retail Read more

AFGC CHEP Retail Index Edition 1 May 2011

Retail trade exists slow lane Goods movements picking up Read more

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