Tesco plans to restructure its distribution network, closing three depots and reducing its workforce at two sites to improve efficiency. After reviewing its distribution operation, the supermarket intends to close three regional DCs at Harlow in Essex, Weybridge in Surrey and Chesterfield in Derbyshire. The number of staff at its sites in Magor, south Wales and Welham Green, Hertfordshire will be reduced. In their place, the own-account operator plans to open two new DCs in Reading and Dagenham. A Tesco […]
Tesco is to merge with wholesaler Booker in a £3.7bn deal that creates one of the largest own-account operations in the UK, and it is targeting cost savings of approximately £61m in its distribution and fulfillment activities.
Eddie Stobart drivers facing redundancy at Tesco’s Doncaster DC look set to commence a second period of strike action next week, after talks between the operator and union Unite broke down. Unite rejected an improved severance deal for its 180 member drivers tabled at talks on the 19 October, despite Eddie Stobart claiming the enhanced package was worth an additional £1m. Further talks had been expected towards the end of this week but have now collapsed against the threat of […]