Wood flooring importer Lionvest Trading (UK) has extended its warehousing and distribution contract with Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics. Meachers and Lionvest have worked together for the past eight years, and the three-year contract extension is the third such deal during this time. As part of the on-going relationship, Meachers will continue to receive, store and distribute all of Lionvest’s UK stock, which includes more than 1,000 oversized pallets a year. Mark Warrington, shipping manager at Lionvest, said: “Meachers provides us […]
TNT Post says it has secured a “great coup” after revealing details of a contract it began work on in February to deliver mail for Tesco. As a result TNT Post, which demerged from parent TNT NV in May 2011, will deliver all of Tesco’s communications with its customers – totaling some 180 million item a year – including its Clubcard scheme and Tesco Bank. Nick Wells, TNT Post chief executive, says: “Winning Tesco as a client is a great […]
Norbert Dentressangle’s five-year, £100m contract with Comet is in the hands of administrator Deloitte following the biggest high street collapse since Woolworths in 2008. Wincanton, Comet’s previous logistics partner, walked away from a warehousing and distribution deal with Comet on 30 April after it was unable to agree terms with OpCapita, the equity company that bought the chain at the start of 2012 from Kesa Electricals. A spokeswoman for ND said: “We continue to operate our contracts with Comet Group, […]
Logistics and transport sector must build on a new level of awareness created by the Covid-19 pandemic
Back in February, before the UK’s nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, internet sales as a percentage of total retail sales stood at just 18% and few people understood (or cared) how the goods they ordered online, or picked from the supermarket shelf, actually arrived at their final destination.