Black Friday 2014 will haunt UK retailers and their logistics partners alike for many years to come. Consumers brawling in the aisles for discounted goods, trailer loads of parcels for home delivery left standing because capacity had been under-estimated, and worst of all, lots and lots of very unhappy customers.
Online grocery sales rose ten per cent at Sainsbury’s, the retailer said in its trading statement for the 15 weeks to 9th January.
Poor stock availability played a part in disappointing pre-Christmas sales for Next Directory, the group has said in its trading statement.
Morrisons has installed a new telematics solution from Microlise in 545 of its HGVs. The supermarket retailer has deployed the technology with the hope it will assist in cutting down on both fuel costs and carbon emissions.
Walker Logistics hashired Colin Blackall as senior operations manager. The fulfilment specialist, based in Berkshire, aims to bring in a number of “key arrivals” over the next few months – to tie in with plans to grow the company.