Friday 24th Nov 2017 - Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager: Top news stories of the year

These are the most read news stories of 2010:

1. Yodel is new name for home delivery network
Home Delivery Network, which took over DHL’s domestic parcels business in March, is rebranding the whole business “Yodel”. It reckons it is now the second-largest parcel delivery business in the UK after Royal Mail and delivers 200 million parcels a year with annual sales of £600 million…

2. Co-op plans for new sites at Andover and Newhouse
The Co-op has signed an agreement with developer Goodman for a 500,000 sq ft regional distribution centre at Andover Airfield. It will replace the 863,000 sq ft building which was granted planning permission in August 2009…

3. Morrisons plans 920,000 sq ft distribution centre
Morrisons is to open a 920,000 sq ft distribution centre at G. Park Sittingbourne in Kent. The development will be split across two units at the site and will be used by Morrisons to service and supply its South East stores and will provide up to 1,000 new jobs for local people…

4. Bibby takes over TM Logistics
Bibby Distribution has taken over TM Logistics adding an additional £31 million of business to its annual turnover. The deal is Bibby’s third major acquisition of the year, and follows the takeover of Taygroup in April and a significant part of MRS Distribution in August…

5. Asda sets out plans for Netto distribution network
Asda is to absorb one of Netto’s distribution centres into its own network. However, it expects to close a second site.The retailer has set out its plans for the Netto business following the announcement by the Office of Fair Trading that it was minded to approve Asda’s purchase of the Netto business from Dansk Supermarked…

6. M&S opens giant Bradford distribution centre
Marks & Spencer has officially opened its 1.1 million sq ft distribution centre  at Bradford –  the first of four huge sites that are planned to replace the existing network or more than 100 warehouses…

7. ASOS invests 20m in new distribution centre
Online fashion retailer ASOS is investing £20m in a new distribution centre to aid its expansion. It has secured ProLogis’ 530,168 sq ft Crossflow 530 building in Barnsley, South Yorkshire…

8. Stobart sells 61m of assets and seals tesco deal
Stobart Group is selling part of its Inland Ports asset to Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management), for £61 million, rising to £62.5m on the satisfaction of further conditions…

9. Wincanton to open foodservice dc at Hoddesdon
Wincanton is moving its foodservice operations from Dunstable and Luton to a 220,000 sq ft distribution centre at Hoddesdon in the summer…

10. B&Q sets out plans for 77m Swindon DC
B&Q is consolidating its distribution for the south of England at a new £77 million distribution centre in Swindon and closing five sites in the North West and Midlands…