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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

Changing exchanges

After the shake-out of public trading exchanges, the survivors could be coming into their own.

ITS transforms retailer’s supply chain

Safeway and its third-party logistics provider, Wincanton, expect to save “several millions of pounds” within the supermarket group’s supply chain having launched an integrated transport system (ITS) to improve efficiency throughout each of the supermarke

No time for nitpicking

RFID technology is set to transform the supply chain – once the price is right – and if negative publicity does not stifle innovation

One way system

IT is transforming in-vehicle technology with a growing mish-mash of gadgets competing for drivers’ attention. Creating a simplified solution is becoming a priority.

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