Marks & Spencer’s logistics division is set to be restructured in a move that will see “a handful” of its 175 London-based logistics staff made redundant. The rest are set to be transferred to Marks and Spencer’s Hemel Hempstead distribution hub. The move is part of cost-cutting proposals, which aim to reduce staff numbers at Marks & Spencer’s head office by around 525 roles and reduce the number of logistics and IT roles in central London. The proposal follows a […]
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 […]
Rental levels at large warehouses are set to rise this year after a fall in the supply of sites across the UK last year.
Retail logistics service provider Clipper Logistics has appointed Sean Hallows as its new operations director. Hallows, previously distribution director, Europe, at TK Maxx parent TJX Europe, is a former operations director at 3663 Foodservice and a former distribution director of Poundland.