Kitchenware retailer Lakeland is to spend £10m expanding its DC in Cumbria by 50% to provide additional capacity to match expected sales growth in the UK and abroad. The company celebrated record sales in 2012 and is looking to add to its 60-strong high street presence in the UK in the coming years, as well as opening shops abroad. With e-commerce sales averaging double digit growth year-on-year at present, it has decided to sign off on a project to expand […]
Early reports show London 2012 didn’t result in the hoped-for volume growth for logistics After the expectation, worry and planning, London 2012 has passed into history. Confounding expectations, the organisers delivered and the UK got behind the competition with uncharacteristic fervour. But while we can all take pride from the record medal haul, did this translate into more sorely needed business for Team Road Transport? Nick Matthews, MD of Essex haulier Roadways Container Logistics, said: “While the Olympics was a […]
Yearsley Group has won a new contract with bakery products manufacturer CSM that will see it collect, store and distribute more than 300 finished frozen product lines. The deal involves collections from CSM’s factory at Bromborough, on the Wirral, consolidation of goods at Yearsley’s Heywood cold store in Lancashire, and distribution via the firm’s national network of warehouses to retailers nationwide. The operation also involves some repacking. Yearsley Group cold storage and distribution sales director Tim Moran said a dedicated […]
DPD hopes to build a £100m parcel hub in the East Midlands, increasing its overall capacity by 65%.