When you see the statement “trading over… the Black Friday period was below expectations” you start to pay attention as a journalist in the world of logistics and supply chains. The words Black Friday are normally followed by “particularly busy” (John Lewis); “biggest ever” (Boots) or “record volumes” (DPD).
Last week I was lucky enough to visit DHL’s Innovation Centre near Bonn in Germany (it’s one if three sites it has globally, the other two being Chicago and Singapore). If you’re in any way remotely interested in logistics, then you could have a very pleasurable afternoon looking at what the future may hold.
Pan-European property investor and asset manager M7 Real Estate has secured change of use planning on a multi-let retail warehouse park in Scotland.
Despite what looks like a denouement, the soap opera between Eddie Stobart Logistics and its potential suitors – Wincanton and DouglasBay Capital – could yet have major implications for UK supply chains…
It’s that time of year again… when the John Lewis ad hits out TV screens. Queue weeping. John Lewis will be hoping its dragon themed heart-wrencher hits home with shoppers. They’re using the now annual festive fixture to promote Waitrose for the first time. And Waitrose needs it, after its market share slipped by a […]