Browsing: Retail

Bring it home

Rising fuel costs, concerns over congestion and carbon emissions, global consumerism – perhaps the time has come for a change in production planning. Penelope Ody

Make an event of it

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

Reaching Out

Retail supply chains used to be about manufacturers sending goods to shops with the occasional wholesaler or distribution centre in between. Not any more – the extended retail supply chain goes to the shelf, the shopping basket and even the kitchen cupboa

Retailer picks Eurocentral for NDC

Ossian Retail Group subsidiary Au Naturale, has pre-let a 157,689 sq ft warehouse at Eurocentral in Scotland to facilitate its on going expansion.

Retailer opts for green NDC

Sainsbury’s is taking a 500,000 sq ft distribution warehouse at ProLogis’ 150-acre Pineham development in Northamptonshire.

A Shift to the East

The reshaping of the European Union will affect distribution in some profound ways. Romania, regarded by many as a wild frontier, could soon become a significant transit hub.

Sweet solution for chocolate retailer

Chocolate retailer Thorntons has implemented the Aldata Gold retail management software. Thorntons has some 350 shops and 200 franchises.

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