Stobart Group has been granted permission for a 374,000 ft² distribution centre as part of its approved planning application to re-develop Carlisle Airport. Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Group chief executive, says: “The freight distribution centre will allow Eddie Stobart to attract new clients while providing the rental income required to develop Carlisle Airport and commence passenger operations.” Stobart bought the airport and associated land in 2009 and has been involved in a long-running battle with local residents to develop the site […]
Retailer John Lewis has revealed that construction work on its £97m Milton Keynes DC, which is set to increase the number of store deliveries it makes, began last week.
Stobart Group’s plans to partially divest its transport business, creating a new private company Eddie Stobart Logistics, has received the backing of shareholders at a general meeting today.
Stobart Group says its transport and distribution division Eddie Stobart has experienced “mixed fortunes” since March. In the past four months Eddie Stobart says its ambient transport and warehousing operations have been performing well and is “witnessing more new business opportunities than in previous years”. However, it warns that the restructure of its chilled operations, whilst progressing, has resulted in some further costs. In the past six months its chilled operations, with the closure of its Corby and Alcester distribution […]