The Co-operative Group has completed the overhaul of its UK logistics network today (19 April) with the opening of its Castlewood DC in North Derbyshire.The official opening of the £22m DC brings to an end a project begun in 2004 to modernise the retailer’s distribution network, which saw it appoint Norbert Dentressangle to run its food logistics. Castlewood is a 480,000ft² multi-temperature depot situated off junction 28 on the M1. It will be fully operational by October of this year, […]
Online food orders soared 99.2% in October and web sales grew 60.1% year on year, sparking warnings that operators will need to review their planning ahead of the Christmas peak.
Gist has re-branded and restructured the European arm of its business, bringing several different operating companies and centres under one roof. In 2005 Gist acquired G Van Dongen Holdings, a conglomerate of seven temperature-controlled operators based in the Netherlands and Spain, with a customer base including Flowerplus, Fritolay, Maersk, and Tetrapak. Now, all seven businesses will run under the Gist banner from a central hub in Bleswijk, the Netherlands. Chief executive Martin Gwynn explained: “Traditionally these businesses have been running […]
Bibby Distribution has extended its long-running contract with interior fit-out business Havelock.