Supply Chain

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Distribution and Logistics

Failed online deliveries will cost more than £771 million this year

The total cost of delivery failures to UK retailers is predicted to be £473 million this year, according to a review conducted by IMRG (Interactive Media in Retail Group). If this figure is added to the cost of Marketplace deliveries then the tota...
09:32AM - Wed 27th August 2014
Scott Welty, Vice President, Industry Strategy, JDA Software

Retail 2020: The 7 Trends Impacting Brick & Mortar Retailers

The retail industry is in the midst of a massive transformation driven by consumers’ rapid adoption of new digital technologies. By the year 2020, the retail landscape will have fundamentally changed how every retailer will go to market. No segmen...
10:32AM - Tue 12th August 2014

Supply chain employment

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Amazon to double size of UK fulfilment centre

Online giant Amazon could create 350 permanent jobs at its fulfilment centre in Rugeley in Staffordshire as it continues to invest into its UK operations.The retailer has applied for planning permission to double capacity at Rudgely and plans to r...
04:29PM - Thu 5th June 2014
Waitrose wants to open 38 stores in 2014

Waitrose to open first ever national distribution centre in Milton Keynes

Premium grocer Waitrose is to open its first ever national distribution centre (NDC) in Milton Keynes as it aims to build on recent success.It confirmed it was in talks to transfer its operation from the nearby Celestia depot run by logistics comp...
05:16PM - Tue 18th March 2014
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