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. The own-account operator signed a 30-year lease on the 668,000 ft² plot on the Magna Park industrial site earlier this year. Its second Magna Park DC, located adjacent to the site it opened in 2009, is set to be fully operational in 2015 and will increase capacity to allow more deliveries […]
iForce is one of the leading efulfilment specialists in the UK, working for blue chip clients including John Lewis, Tesco.com, Sainsbury’s and Fortnum & Mason. The boom in online retailing has seen the company grow fast, not least because it has developed a highly effective returns operation to maximise the value from a troublesome part of the supply chain that can end up being a drain on resources rather than a valuable asset. iForce group sales director Geoff Taylor says: […]
Work has begun on a new Sainsbury’s DC in Daventry, which will be operated by DHL on the supermarket’s behalf.
They told us it would happen: in April 2012, advisory firm KPMG predicted a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the logistics and distribution sector during the year… and that’s exactly what we got. Top of the pile in terms of the most noteworthy was undoubtedly the UPS/TNT Express merger announced in March and set to create a £37bn turnover logistics giant. The takeover was described at the time by TNT Express chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard as a move that […]