Browsing: Retail

Sharing the crystal ball

Along with the current spate of profits warnings and “disappointing” results, we’ve all noticed how retail clearance sales seem to start earlier and earlier each year. Long ago and far away they were in mid-January and July, now mid-December and early Jun

Barberry buys 2 Swansea retail parks for £10.3m

Property and development investment company Barberry Group has bought two retail parks in Swansea, South Wales, from international asset management company Threadneedle for £10.3 million.

Pet retailer implements e-fulfilment system

Speciality retailer Pets At Home has enlisted the help of Unipart Logistics and Manhattan Associates to set up a scalable, menu-priced, e-fulfilment system to enhance its online business.

Supply chain efficiency is key to retail business

Supply chain efficiency needs to be at the core of a retail business so that companies can keep their prices low and maintain their competitive edge, according to Ian Stansfield, distribution director at Asda.

Integrated system gives productivity boost for retailer

Ireland’s largest independent electrical wholesaler, Meteor Electrical, has reported significant productivity improvements following its recent implementation of Manhattan ILS: Integrated Logistics Solutions, built on Microsoft.NET. Since implementing the

Europe on the edge

Predictably, some familiar themes kept recurring at the Extended Supply Chain 2008 conference, held in London last month.

Perfect fit for fashion retailer

Internet fashion retailer ASOS (As Seen on Screen) has leased ProLogis’158,250 sq ft warehouse DC158 (Azimuth) in Hemel Hempstead six weeks after practical completion.

Retailers respond to ethical demands

The environment in which UK grocery retailers operate is changing – quite literally – and that means big changes ahead for logistics suppliers. These changes were highlighted at the Institute of Grocery Distribution’s convention last month. Malory Davies

Retailer for Cross Point

National furniture retailer SCS has taken Unit 7002 at Graftongate and Legal & General’s Cross Point scheme in Coventry.

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