Sunday 12th Jul 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Retailer aims for “store friendly supply”

Boots the Chemist is moving towards supplying products straight to shelf, says its director of logistics, Peter Scriven. He says the high street retailer has already been trialling the scheme in three stores, although the proposed scheme is very much

Industrial park in the midlands sold

The industrial park at Witton, Birmingham, has been sold, in an investment deal worth £26.5M, by IM Properties to Aberdeen Property Investors on behalf of the Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund.

DIRFT volumes up 50%

Rail freight traffic through the Daventry railport on the 365-acres DIRFT Logistics Park is reaching new records, providing encouraging news for the park's developer, Seven Trent Property, who has been given the Government go-ahead for a major expansion

Half of fleets running empty

Some of the UK's largest non-food retail transport fleets are running at barely 50% of weight capacity and return legs average 21% use. Improvements in efficiency could save the retail supply chain millions of pounds a year, according to Rick Ballard of s

Aiming high at Kites Croft

Delivery and collection business Target Worldwide Express is leasing a 2,794sq m unit on the Kites Croft industrial park at Southampton. Target is moving its parcels distribution business from premises in Winchester to the new facility.

Loss prevention a must for perishables

Transport operators dealing with perishable goods must adopt more disciplined loss prevention strategies, says David Heather, perishable trade expert and consultant to the TT Club.

Prison service sells distribution shed

Colliers CRE, acting for HM Prison Service has sold the 93,000sq m Branston distribution centre at Burton-upon-Trent to Astral Developments for £25.3M, reflecting a yield of 7.5%.

Quick payback prescribed

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Distribution firm goes North

Yearsley Cold Storage and Distribution has started building its new depot in the North-east. Located at Seaham in County Durham, the depot will enhance the company's national distribution network as well as form part of its strategy to build cold stores i