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).
Supply chain struggles at retailer Ted Baker have seen chief executive Lindsay Page resign and the firm issue a profit warning.
E-commerce fulfilment and a click and collect service into Waitrose for third-parties helped drive double-digit turnover and profit growth at Clipper Logistics in the first half of its financial year.
Manchester-based order management systems software developer Maginus has been acquired by Finnish developer Digital Goodie.
Christmas online shopping has risen by 11 per cent year-on-year, according to research published by Royal Mail, and accounts for almost half of festive spending in the UK.