Morrisons has signed a 25-year deal with Ocado to enable it to develop its online grocery home delivery business, using its logistics and technology operations along with a fleet of Morrisons-liveried vehicles. The supermarket will take on half of Ocado’s warehouse in Dordon, Warwickshire. It will also invest £46m in expanding the site to accommodate Morrisons products, integrate its systems and establish a network of delivery spokes. Morrisons has paid Ocado an initial sum of £170m to acquire the site […]
Waitrose plans to open its second dedicated online DC in London next year, doubling the number of delivery slots available to customers in the area.
Retail deliveries for same day courier CitySprint doubled over the Christmas peak, in comparison to 2011’s figures. The firm handled over a quarter of a million retail deliveries during December, its busiest Christmas peak to date, experiencing its largest volumes on Thursday 18 December. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said home retail delivery order volumes were maintained up until Christmas Eve, showing that last minute Christmas shopping was not confined to the high street. It recruited an additional 300 couriers to […]