Wednesday 18th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Get ready to rummage

The consumer packaged goods sector is embracing retail-ready packaging. Will this mean fewer stock-outs or simply untidier shelves? By Penelope Ody

Retailers’ megashed plans

Three retailers have put forward proposals for individual megasheds upwards of 650,000 sq ft each around the country as they put in place supply chain systems to deal with growing consumer demand.

Kwik retail win for TDG

Kwik Save has awarded the UK warehouse and distribution contract for its ambient and frozen goods to TDG in a deal worth more than £9 million a year.

Better laid plans

There are clever technical solutions for every supply chain activity – so why does everyone use spreadsheets? By Penelope Ody

Distribution costs hit discount retailer

Instore, the discount retailer, has blamed increasing costs at its distribution warehouse for its second profit warning within a month. The owner of the Poundstretcher chain said it had "seen a significant shortfall in sales against internal expectations"

Bringing home the bacon

With more shoppers buying online, getting the goods home is presenting fresh challenges. By Penelope Ody

Retailer unveils £20m import centre plans at container port

Asda is creating 300 jobs at its new £20M import centre with PD Teesport, part of PD Ports. The new facility, being built near Middlesborough, will save Asda an estimated two million road miles a year by shipping 70% of its distribution direct to Teesport

Give RFID a second chance

After the hype, many feel disillusioned with RFID but the technology continues to move ahead as prices fall and trials proliferate.

Retailer’s depot staff vote for strike action

As Logistics Manager was going to press, Morrisons said it was in talks with both the TGWU and the GMB over the outcome of their recent ballots, which were "held in pursuit of their desire for joint national bargaining" with the supermarket chain.