Interviews

Keeping the shelves stocked

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Sainsbury’s is Britain’s third largest grocery retailer  (behind Tesco and Asda), turning over nearly £23bn in the year to 19 March 2011 and making a pre-tax profit of £827mn. Despite buying 24 stores from the […]

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Big game hunter

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

When Peter Backhouse was appointed CEO of contract hire specialist Fraikin in May 2010, he set out a clear vision of where he wanted the company to be. 18 months on he gives Steve Hobson […]

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Yodel confirms depot closures

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Yodel has confirmed the schedule of its service centre closure programme, as it enters the final phase of the merger of the Home Delivery Network and DHL Domestic UK businesses. According to an internal letter […]

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ND enjoys a good cuppa

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has won a three-year contract with Tata Global Beverages for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas, with its shared-user network cited as a major factor in clinching the deal. The […]

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Harlequin picks up Kellogg’s

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Haulage consortium Harlequin Logistics  has injected some snap, crackle and pop into its five members after revealing that its first contract has been signed with Kellogg’s. Harlequin will deliver some 15,000 Kellogg’s loads per year […]

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DPD goes carbon neutral

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

B2C parcel giant DPD says it is enhancing its green credentials by providing carbon neutral shipping from its five major European markets at no extra cost to the customer. The initiative, badged Total Zero, will […]

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Carlson buys car transporter assets

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Carlson Vehicle Transfer, part of Groupe Cat, has bought some of the remaining assets of Quantum Automotive out of administration. Quantum appointed administrators Simon Plant and Daniel Plant of SFP on 31 January just days […]

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Bow moves to UPN

February 23, 2012 Motor Transport

Derbyshire’s Bow Distribution has moved from UK Pallets to the United Pallet Network (UPN), ending an eight-year relationship with its former network. Bow made the switch last month and is covering the same DE postcode […]