Monday 23rd Jul 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Poundworld distribution centre closes

Distribution centre operations at Poundworld have closed today (Friday 20th July) resulting in the redundancies of 299 employees across the distribution centre and head office functions.

129,000 sq ft site for housebuilder

Countryside Properties, the housebuilder, has taken Zodiac, a 129,000 sq ft warehouse in Warrington which it will use for storage, distribution and manufacturing.

Brexit will hit UK harder than EU

The UK will be hit harder by Brexit than the European Union, a study by the International Monetary Fund has concluded. Among the EU members, Ireland is likely to hardest hit by Brexit because it has the most exposure to the UK economy. The Netherlands and Belgium are also likely to suffer disproportionally from Brexit, […]

K+N wins contract with Assa Abloy UK

Sales rise at K+N

Sales were up 14 per cent at Kuehne+Nagel in the first of 2018 topping CHF10 billion, while EBIT was up 11 per cent at CHF501m.

Automation helps Sports Direct cut costs

Automation helps Sports Direct cut costsAutomation at Sports Direct’s warehouse helped the retailer reduce operating costs by 3.6 per cent last year, chief executive Mike Ashley said in the group’s results for the year to 29th April 2018.

EU members must step up Brexit preparations

The European Union has called on member states to step up preparations for Brexit in an advisory document, warning that, the UK’s withdrawal will undoubtedly cause disruption – for example in business supply chains – whether or not there is a deal.

New parts warehouse for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has taken a ten-year lease on The Cube on Bransworth Avenue in Brinklow in Milton Keynes totalling 93,707 sq ft which it will use for parts storage and distribution

Border friction will drive up cost of butter and cheese

The availability of butter, yoghurts and cheese could become restricted after the UK leaves the European Union, according to dairy giant Arla Foods which has commissioned a study by the London School of Economics to look at the impact.