Tuesday 21st May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Retailer seeks savings with reverse logistics

Mothercare has selected third-party logistics (3PL) group Exel to provide it with reverse logistics services. Exel is managing a returns centre based at Mothercare's Coventry distribution centre for the retailer and providing a range of services including

Retailer favours the plastic

Iceland has abandoned using cardboard cartons in its fresh food supply chain, preferring to use plastic crates instead. The company has awarded a five-year deal to Hays Logistics to manage the new initiative which is expected to result in reduced

Retail growth fuels demand

A 48-hour working week for drivers implies that the so called 'super sheds' may be too few and far apart to be reached effectively within the new guidelines.

Heading for global integration

Back in the dot-com boom, trading exchanges were going to transform the sourcing and supply chain. Today only a handful survive but global sourcing remains a hot topic.

FOWLER KEEPS ON ROLLING!New vehicles dedicated to retailers

Pre-retail logistics provider DTS Logistics has invested more than £2.5M in expanding its vehicle fleet to support new dedicated contract operations. These include two with high street retailers Woolworths and Rubicon, owner of the fashion brands P

Design for life

Product lifecycle management (PLM) might have originated in the world of heavy engineering but it is now proving it’s worth in retailing and the ephemeral world of fashion.

Retailer plans Edmonton distribution centre

Kennet Properties has concluded a second land sale to retailer Lidl on its 33-acre Aztec 406 site at Edmonton, Middlesex, for a record-breaking £1.05M per net developable acre. FPDSavills, which advised Kennet on the sale, says the figure beats the £1M pe

A load of rubbish

The EU’s delightfully-named WEEE recycling directive must be ratified by August and will take effect in 2005. Brace yourself for similar chaos as engendered by that famous directive about fridges – for which the UK government had also failed to plan.

Electrical goods retailer plans major DC in the North

In a major move that will prove pivotal in the continuing development of Comet's supply chain strategy, the electrical retailer is opening a new distribution centre in Skelmersdale. At 42,780sq m the new site will be the largest Comet building

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