Thursday 21st Jun 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Beer supply chain crisis comes at worst time

A crisis in the carbon dioxide supply chain is threatening national beer producers and, in turn, pubs especially as England fans are expected to buy 14 million extra pints during the World Cup, the British Beer & Pub Association has warned.

Logistics industry needs the tools to keep Britain trading

The FTA has stressed that the logistics industry needs “a clear road map” with crucial information to keep trade moving efficiently post-Brexit, or the UK will face delays and shortages of the products and services it relies on.

New chief for Scania UK

Martin Hay has been appointed managing director of Scania Great Britain as of 1st September 2018, taking over from Claes Jacobsson, who is returning to Sweden to take up a role within Scania AB in Södertälje.

Picture courtesy of Debenhams.

Debenhams issues profits warning

Debenhams, which recently revealed that it has started on a programme of warehouse automation, has warned that pre-tax profit will be up to £15m less than expected for the current financial year.

UPS invests $130m in natural gas trucks

UPS is to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks to its fleet.

Universal robots launches flagship cobot

Universal Robots, which makes collaborative robots, has launched a new flagship e-Series cobot, which includes technology advances that enables faster development for a wider variety of applications.

Staci acquires mda

Marketing distribution company mda has been by acquired by £250M European logistics business Staci to create the first  marketing logistics business for brands and retailers to operate across France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, BeNeLux and the UK.