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.
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
National furniture retailer SCS has taken Unit 7002 at Graftongate and Legal & General’s Cross Point scheme in Coventry.
Pundits and politicians talk about the need for joined-up thinking, and ERP vendors and systems integrators are equally enthisiastic. But just how joined-up are our supply chains in reality?
Supermarkets are distorting competition through supply chain practices that transfer excessive risks and unexpected costs to suppliers, according to the Competition Commission.
DHL has won a £100 million contract with retailer TK Maxx.
IDS Logistics, formerly PB Logistics, is opening a 390,000 sq ft distribution centre in Sheffield, bringing its total retail footprint to nearly 2.4 million sq ft.
French hypermarket retailer, Leclerc Lecasud, has started using voice activation in its dry goods warehouse on a personal digital assistant using the Aldata GOLD vocal module.
Retailers are rightly concerned about that last mile in the home delivery process, and how their goods arrive on our doorsteps.
Bibby Distribution’s parent company has bought a 51 per cent stake in the Costcutter retail group in a deal estimated to be worth about £100m.