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 […]
Online sales are set to forge ahead of spending in physical stores for the first time this Christmas, according to the latest data from home delivery specialist ParcelHero.
Eddie Stobart is facing a third strike by its drivers based at Tesco’s Doncaster DC. Although the operator and Unite had been in talks via Acas in a bid to resolve the long-running jobs dispute, efforts to find a way forward have failed. The 183 drivers, of which 180 are Unite members, have now rejected an improved redundancy offer from Eddie Stobart, and announced they will commence continuous strike action from the 6 December. The union believes this will be […]
Ceva Logistics has renewed its contract with newspaper publishers Trinity Mirror for five years, building on a ten-year relationship between the two parties. As part of the contract Ceva makes 33,000 deliveries of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror to Trinity Mirror’s wholesaler network each year. Jon Evans, Ceva’s senior general manager for business development, consumer, retail and media, says: “We are delighted to extend the relationship based on our proven and consistent levels of performance. “By identifying significant improvement […]