Discount supermarket Aldi wants to develop a 490,000ft² regional DC in Cardiff in response to new operational requirements. The firm has applied to Cardiff City Council for permission to build the RDC at the Capital Business Park, which it hopes will serve between 110 and 130 supermarkets within the group. The documents include proposals for a 322,000ft² ambient storage warehouse and 128,000ft² warehouse for chilled and frozen goods, along with refuelling facilities, a truck wash, parking for 70 HGVs and […]
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 […]
Potter Group Logistics has had its storage and distribution contract with Greencore Grocery extended by a further two years. The contract, worth approximately £3.2m, sees Potter group storing and moving ambient finished products for the manufacturer to customers in retail and foodservice sectors. Greencore Grocery has now retained Potter Group Logistics as its third party logistics partner for 12 years, storing its ingredients and packaging at Potter’s Selby DC. In 2009, this business was extended to include the storage and […]
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.