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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

DIRFT volumes up 50%

Rail freight traffic through the Daventry railport on the 365-acres DIRFT Logistics Park is reaching new records, providing encouraging news for the park’s developer, Seven Trent Property, who has been given the Government go-ahead for a major expansion

Half of fleets running empty

Some of the UK’s largest non-food retail transport fleets are running at barely 50% of weight capacity and return legs average 21% use. Improvements in efficiency could save the retail supply chain millions of pounds a year, according to Rick Ballard of s

Loss prevention a must for perishables

Transport operators dealing with perishable goods must adopt more disciplined loss prevention strategies, says David Heather, perishable trade expert and consultant to the TT Club.

Hamleys toys with its supply chain

KNW Retail Solutions, the joint venture between Kuehne & Nagel and Wincanton, has been contracted by Hamleys to act as its international supply chain management partner. Following a comprehensive tender process, KNW’s ability to provide innovative supply

Into the Web

Planning based on intelligent systems and clever algorithms created high tech – and highly complex – solutions but now real-time information flows and web services provide easier options.

Contract offers cost saving opportunities

European logistics provider Christian Salvesen has won a five-year contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) to carry out the retailer’s frozen warehousing and distribution in the UK.

Daniel Nabarro

‘We are using technology to offer the same experience worldwide,’ says the chairman of internet shopping success,

Pick and pack deal for DTS logistics

Mountain Warehouse, the brand name clothing and equipment retailer for the outdoor leisure industry, has selected DTS Logistics to handle its distribution.