Waitrose will officially open its £32m Leyland RDC in September, following a phased roll-out from late July. The RDC, which includes a 360,000ft² warehouse, a vehicle maintenance unit and 50,000ft² of office space, will initially service 42 stores across the north of England and Scotland. This number is expected to increase to 44 by the end of the year, when stores in Helensburgh, East Scotland and Northwich, Cheshire open. The site on the Matrix business park in Buckshaw Village, near […]
Waitrose is to trial a network of temperature-controlled locker boxes for customers to have their groceries delivered into.
Waitrose is to close its Acton, west London online fulfilment DC this year, replacing it with a similar operation in south London.
The Co-operative Group has taken delivery of 330 new Carrier Transicold refrigeration units to coincide with the final stage of development at its RDC in Andover, Hampshire. The order includes 171 Supra 950 multi-temperature systems mounted to 18- and 26-tonne Scania rigids, and 159 Vector 1850 units fitted to Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers. The units will join a “full-strength fleet” at the Co-op’s 467,000ft² Andover facility, which opened in July 2011 and handles 1.3 million cases of fresh, frozen, […]