Supermarket chain Tesco has appointed former Exel Logistics chief John Allan as its new chairman. Allan will replace Richard Broadbent following his decision to step down from the post on 1 March. Allan was CEO of Ocean Group in the 1990s and then of Exel when Ocean merged with NFC in 2000. He later joined the board of Deutsche Post when it acquired Exel and subsequently managed its new logistics division. Allan said he was “very pleased to be taking […]
4) Steve Strachota, Tesco’s UK and Ireland distribution director Strachota hit the mainstream media headlines, and the front page of Motor Transport, in the summer when he posted a tweet that appeared to celebrate the closure of five depots and opening of three new ones, adding: “Awesome teamwork, courageous leadership, a bit of luck”.
More than 300 warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Westfield site in Cumbernauld, Scotland have held two 24-hour stoppages in a dispute over pay. However, around 30 HGV drivers who also backed the strikes in a ballot last month, withdrew from the action at the 11th hour after agreeing a deal with management. The warehouse staff walked out on Friday 19 and Monday 22 October after they rejected a 2% over two years pay rise offer. union leaders said an […]
Tesco has been forced into issuing an apology after its distribution director posted a message on social networking site Twitter that appeared to celebrate the closure of a number of distribution depots.