Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Millions of pounds worth of clothes stuck in warehouses

As Logistics Manager went to press the crisis caused by the strict new clothing quotas imposed by the EC was worsening with about £550M worth of Chinese clothing stuck in warehouses and ports around the EU unable to be moved.

OFT accused of “ignoring” supplier financial stress

The Office of Fair Trading is ignoring the fact that food suppliers are going bust directly as a result of supermarket behaviour, according to Duncan Swift, head of Grant Thornton's Food & Agribusiness Recovery group.

Silence over suppliers

Debenhams has declined to comment on reports that it is forcing some suppliers to wait 120 days to be paid for goods. The Telegraph claimed that the retailer had introduced new payment terms for a small number of firms in a move that has angered su

Ikea delivers contract to Axida

Axida, a specialist in multi-channel fulfilment software, has won a major contract from Ikea for a software package designed to manage its home deliveries in the UK.

Distribution not affected by shake-up

Argos the multi-channel catalogue chain is set to shake-up the way it organises its 604 consumer outlets., but says the shake-up will not affect its the distribution section.

Track and trace cuts forgeries

Ingenia Technology has launched a new technology which could confirm the identity of goods in a global supply chain and so help prevent counterfeit.

Shipping group buys Canadian rival

Tui, the German tourism and shipping group, has announced plans to buy CP ships, its Anglo-Canadian rival. The cash deal which is set for £1.2Bn would propel its container shipping business into the world top five if the deal gets regulatory clearance.

Paul plans rapid growth

French bakery Paul is all set to expand within the UK. Four London outlets currently exist at; the Tower of London, London Bridge, Euston and Hampstead Heath and Paul plans further outlets at Victoria station, Charing Cross, Waterloo and at Heathrow Airpo

Materials Handling Live!

The British Materials Handling Federation (BMHF) is launching a new exhibition next year following requests for a cost-effective event that caters for all parts of the industry.