Friday, 9 March 2018

Fast-food chain KFC in partial return to ex-distributor Bidvest

Fast-food chain KFC has returned to its old distributor after suffering chicken shortages that forced the temporary closure of hundreds of outlets.

Last month, the chain experienced widespread distribution problems after it decided to switch its logistics contract from Bidvest to DHL.

But now Bidvest has signed a new agreement with KFC UK & Ireland to supply up to 350 of its 900 restaurants.

Bidvest pledged "a seamless return".

Until 13 February, all KFC's chicken was delivered by Bidvest.
But after the contract switched to DHL, which uses software developed by the firm Quick Service Logistics (QSL), many of the food giant's outlets began running out of chicken products.

At the time, DHL blamed "operational issues" at a warehouse near Rugby it was using for deliveries nationwide.

BBC      News.

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