The Co-operative Group plans to close its Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, distribution centre later this year in a bid to improve efficiency and make its transport activities more cost-effective. Work carried out by the DC, which the supermarket hopes to close by the end of the summer, will be transferred to its depots in Andover, Thurrock and Castlewood, Derbyshire. A spokesman for The Co-operative Food said the primarily own-account operator runs around 50 vehicles from the site. It does occasionally use third-party […]
Wincanton has extended and expanded its relationship with oil refining and energy firm Phillips 66 in a deal that will see it deliver in excess of one billion litres of petroleum products a year to forecourts across the Midlands and North-East of England.
The UK’s leading third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have refused to provide any details on the roles they play in the administration of penalties levied by retailers at DCs for non-compliant deliveries.
Wincanton’s contract logistics business “is continuing to perform robustly”, it has said, while the company was hit by low volumes in its container business.