Non food retailers and food retailers have taken up the most new shed space on the market, taking a floorspace share of 35.4 per cent and 33.3 per cent respectively according to King Sturge.
The Institute of Grocery Distribution has launched a three step system designed to help the industry minimise the environmental impact of transporting food and groceries.
Electrical retailer Maplin Electronics has taken a 196,000 sq ft warehouse at St Paul’s Developments’ Brookfields Park in Rotherham, South Yorkshire to house its new UK head office and distribution centre.
A few years ago, lumbering data warehouses with nightly number crunching were the rarefied preserve of computer science graduates. Today it’s rather different – data is the vital business driver.
Kiabi, the French value-clothing retailer, has rolled out Manhattan’s Warehouse Management for Open Systems across its distribution centres at Mâcon, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Dourges and Madrid in Spain.
Ossian Retail Group subsidiary Au Naturale, has pre-let a 157,689 sq ft warehouse at Eurocentral in Scotland to facilitate its ongoing expansion.
Electrical retailer Maplin Electronics has taken a 196,000 sq ft warehouse at St Paul’s Developments’ Brookfields Park in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Rising fuel costs, concerns over congestion and carbon emissions, global consumerism – perhaps the time has come for a change in production planning. Penelope Ody
Diane Carter, Sainsbury’s zone managing director (East), is to become ECR UK’s new retail co-chair
Managing a large amount of data in real-time used to demand supercomputers, teams of highly-paid IT experts, years of work and a lot of money. Today, complex event processing systems are turning it into a lower budget affair. Penelope Ody