Wednesday 19th Jun 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Asda to trial same day grocery deliveries

Asda has set out plans to trial same-day grocery deliveries, chief executive Roger Burnley told 1,200 store and depot managers in the wake of the prohibition of the proposed takeover by Sainsbury’s.

Mercadona invests €120m in automation

Mercadona, the Spanish supermarket chain, is investing more than €120 million in automation for its fresh food at four new distribution centres located in Seville, Valencia, Alicante and Zaragoza.

Ocado to build second CFC for Sobeys

Ocado is to build a second customer fulfilment centre for Sobeys at Pointe-Claire, Montreal. The new site will be Sobeys’ second, adding to the centre already under construction in Vaughan, Ontario to serve the Greater Toronto Area.

Ocado to use Morrisons’ capacity at Erith after Andover fire

Ocado and Morrisons have agreed to temporarily suspend Morrisons.com’s capacity at Ocado’s Customer Fulfilment Centre in Erith in South-East London following the Andover fire in February as Ocado seeks additional capacity within its own network.

Tableware company forks out for new DC

The UK’s largest wholesale tableware supplier, Utopia Tableware, has moved into a prime 168,000 sq ft unit at Langham Park near Chesterfield as part of a broader £15m expansion.

Ocado fire caused by battery charger fault

The fire at Ocado’s Andover fulfilment centre was caused by an electrical fault in a battery charging unit that caused the plastic lid on the top of a grocery carrying robot to catch alight, the company has revealed.

Sainsbury’s to trial zero-emission cooling for deliveries

CMA blocks Sainsbury’s-Asda merger

The Competition and Markets Authority has blocked the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda saying it would increase prices and reduce the quality and range of products available.