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 grocery retailer Ocado has said its second customer fulfilment centre in Dordon, Warwickshire, will commence operations in February next year. Equipment installation at the warehouse is almost complete and testing has been underway since May, the firm confirmed. The project “remains in line with budget”, it said. The retailer, which also announced it had secured an 18-month extension on £100m of loans from its lenders to July 2015, said it had achieved an 11% rise in gross sales year-on-year […]
The Co-operative Group’s consolidation of its logistics operations in the South West at a new operating centre in Avonmouth will be completed by April, despite continuing concerns from union Unite. The group’s food wing ceased operations at Chelston, Torbay earlier this month and the Co-op’s Portbury, Bristol site will close on 6 April. In a statement the retailer said operations at the Avonmouth depot commenced in October with the first inbound deliveries of ambient product. It added that 42 warehouse […]
Although Clugston can trace its roots back almost 120 years to 1895, when the grandfather of current chairman John Clugston set up a builders merchants in Scunthorpe, it celebrated its official 75th anniversary since incorporation last year.