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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:43 pm 
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DHL already transport food, we have been using them on international contracts for a few years now.

The trick in domestic transport is the backhauls, keep the trucks full in both directions you keep your costs in line, haven’t come across them in any meaningful way domestically but seems like a logical step for them. They clearly screwed up here and should have attempted a soft launch rather than trying to take the whole thing on in one go but I suspect bidfood played hardball and stopped this option


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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:11 pm 
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I've only ever eaten in a KFC once and that was in Langkawi. Petronas Quay.

A chap was in there in T shirt and shorts, tucking in. His wife was in the full nine yards burqa.

She had to lift the veil in order to eat. It was most bizarre.


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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:41 pm 
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My pal is with a huge haulage company, he said:

Nope DHL are welcome to it, their site is at rugby and it’s a total mess, we tried to deliver a load of chicken there on ******** the driver was booked in for 9.30 at 15.00 he left the depot with the chicken still on this trailer as they had no one to tip the trailer, it’s gonna cost them millions in compo to KFC.


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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:16 am 
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Is the crisis over? Some people have had to resort to some serious extremes this past week:

https://twitter.com/__MichaelMartin/sta ... 5867270154


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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:42 pm 
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.......they've run out of effin' gravy now :lol: :lol:
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A week after running out of chicken, KFC runs out of gravy
Although chicken is back on the menu following last week’s ‘chicken crisis’, KFC announced today that it is now running low on gravy.
Chicken fans took to Twitter, to vent about the lack of the fast food chain’s popular gravy side order, which was unavailable at its restaurants across the UK.

"We're working as hard as we can to get this sorted out," said a KFC spokesperson.

"We know that our gravy is a big favourite!"

The reason for the shortage is believed to be the same as last week​, when nearly 700 of KFC's UK outlets were closed last week after it switched suppliers from Bidvest to DHL.

I've never been in a KFC and had no idea they served gravy with it!!


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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:30 am 
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https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... age-fiasco
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KFC has gone back to its original recipe for chicken deliveries by rehiring Bidvest Logistics in the wake of last month’s supply fiasco.


MAybe someone has learned there's more to somethings value than the price.


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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:34 am 
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That's quite the PR win for Bidvest Logistics and quite the disaster for DHL.


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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:35 am 
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True Blue wrote:
That's quite the PR win for Bidvest Logistics and quite the disaster for DHL.

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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:16 am 
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Can you imagine the negotiation process with Bidvest?

BidVest: So, you're back. In the meantime, our prices seem to have gone up by 25%. Will that be OK?
KFC: Oh yes please, and thank you, thank you
BidVest: Yes, and we'd like a long term contract. How does 10 years sound?
KFC: Slurp, slurp, mmmm


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 Post subject: Re: KFC crisis - UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:20 am 
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shanky wrote:
Can you imagine the negotiation process with Bidvest?

BidVest: So, you're back. In the meantime, our prices seem to have gone up by 25%. Will that be OK?
KFC: Oh yes please, and thank you, thank you
BidVest: Yes, and we'd like a long term contract. How does 10 years sound?
KFC: Slurp, slurp, mmmm





Bidvest have only got 33% of the contract back.


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