Mars has renewed its regional distribution contract with Fowler Welch, extending the relationship by two years. The contract covers a factory clearance service and outbound distribution to retailers and secondary wholesalers. Fowler Welch will run from two locations in the Midlands and Greater London, using a dedicated fleet. The operator has held the contract for three years. Fowler Welch recently acquired a 500,000 ft² ambient warehouse at its Heywood DC in Greater Manchester, and enjoyed a rise in group turnover. […]
XPO Logistics has seen off competitors to clinch a deal with fashion brand Ted Baker to manage its new pan-European DC.
Waitrose is to close its Acton, west London online fulfilment DC this year, replacing it with a similar operation in south London.
Royal Mail is reviewing the need for its mail distribution centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, but does not expect the decision to affect the vehicle operating centre at the same site.