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 […]
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]
Oldham-based warehousing and distribution firm TT Express has been named the 2015 winner of the Tesco Primary Haulier of the Year award.
TNT Express UK & Ireland has confirmed around 50% of TNT Fashion Group UK’s dedicated network of distribution sites will be integrated into existing TNT Express sites as part of the DC rationalisation announced in January.