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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

New distribution centre to create 400 Aldi jobs

Discount grocer Aldi will create around 400 jobs at its new regional base in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire.The new site, which is expected to open in 2015, will incorporate a distribution centre and regional offices.Liam Rafferty, financial and admi...
02:05PM - Wed 4th December 2013
Almost a quarter said increasing the range of suppliers would improve the performance of procurement.

Retailers are ‘deluding themselves’

Mediocre buying teams are costing the UK retail sector £1.3bn in lost profits, according to management consultancy Inverto.The independent research, which interviewed 150 retail directors over the phone, found that risk factors around supply chain...
10:01AM - Mon 23rd September 2013
Michael Green is a Partner at national law firm Weightmans LLP

M&S extends payment terms - but at what cost?

Marks & Spencer (M&S) last week announced that it is to force almost 500 of its general merchandise suppliers, many of them small independent suppliers, to wait almost 11 weeks for payment as the companys chief executive attempts to accelerate a t...
09:57AM - Fri 13th September 2013
The opening of the centre is part of a "radical revamp" of the Co-op's logistics strategy, the group said

Co-op Group opens new £22m DC

Mutual retail & services business The Co-operative Group has today announced the opening of a new distribution centre in north Derbyshire, creating some 300 new jobs and employing over 1,000 people.The opening of Castlewood CDC marks the completio...
12:13PM - Mon 22nd April 2013
Administrators PwC are currently looking for a buyer for the Jessops business

Canon “disappointed” at Jessops administration

Photography supplier Canon has expressed disappointment at the collapse into administration of Jessops, following claims that a credit squeeze by suppliers contributed to the photographic retailer’s demise.As administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers ...
04:37PM - Thu 10th January 2013
The new distribution centre in Avonmouth will serve around 492 Co-operative Food stores in the Bristol, north Somerset and South Wales areas.

Co-op confirms distribution centre closure dates

Mutual retail & services business The Co-operative Group has today confirmed that the closure of two of its regional distribution centres based in the west of England will be completed in the next year.The jobs of some 340 staff members currently ...
10:26AM - Thu 7th June 2012
Norbert Dentressangle has been chosen to manage the supply chain of House of Fraser's multichannel business

House of Fraser signs with Norbert Dentressangle

French based logistics giant Norbert Dentressangle (ND) fought off competition from five other firms this week to secure a major supply chain contract with department store chain House of Fraser.The new five-year deal will make ND responsible for ...
05:26PM - Fri 3rd February 2012
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