Tesco has been forced into issuing an apology after its distribution director posted a message on social networking site Twitter that appeared to celebrate the closure of a number of distribution depots. The tweet, posted by Steve Strachota, Tesco’s UK and Ireland distribution director, highlighted the closure of five depots and opening of three new ones, adding: “Awesome teamwork, courageous leadership, a bit of luck”. It referred to the ongoing restructuring of Tesco’s distribution centre network, which includes the closure […]
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Tesco has taken delivery of 25 new refrigerated longer semi-trailers in order to help it achieve its aim of reducing carbon emissions. It will operate the new trailers from its RDCs in Avonmouth, Livingston and Peterborough, and each can carry six more cages than a standard 13.6m trailer. Tesco fleet engineering manager Cliff Smith said: “That represents an increase in productivity of more than 13%, so the potential benefits in terms of reduced vehicle movements and lower emissions are obvious.” […]