Morrisons has been using a variety of vehicles supplied by Burnt Tree’s temperature-controlled rental business Refrigerental to support the opening of its M Local convenience stores. The supermarket is renting a mixture of car-derived vans, 3.5-tonne panel vans, and 7.5- and 18-tonne multi-temperature rigids. The vehicles are being used to transport products from DCs and large stores to smaller stores across the UK. The supermarket hopes to have around 200 M Local stores in operation by January 2015. A spokesman […]
Morrisons has confirmed plans to close the transport operation at its Swan Valley DC in Northampton, bringing in third parties to handle deliveries from the site.
Ocado plans to add more delivery spokes to its network this year to meet increasing demand for its own grocery operation, as well as that of online delivery partner Morrisons.
Bibby Distribution has won a contract with Morrisons to operate five regional consolidation centres (RCC) across the UK. Bibby will operate the five RCC operations from its existing facilities in Yorkshire, the East Midlands, the South East, Staffordshire and the South West. First to go live will be Yorkshire and the East Midlands, which will begin operations in the next three months. The logistics firm says it will use existing vehicles on the contract to begin with, but will invest […]