Sainsbury’s has unveiled plans to develop an online fulfilment DC in Bromley, East London, to help meet growing demand from online shoppers in the region. The 185,000ft² facility will give the supermarket the capacity to serve an additional 20,000 customers per week in London and the South East and will be used specifically for online orders. Although the supermarket has not specified a date for completion, it hopes the site will be operational “within the next few years”. The purpose-built […]
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]
Tesco has defended its recruitment policy after being accused of seeking out foreign workers, rather than British ones, at its new Dagenham distribution centre in East London.
The London Evening Standard newspaper has taken 33 Fuso Canter trucks on contract hire from Rygor to service its distribution needs.