Working practices in the supply chain have been thrust into the limelight by the BBC’s investigative series Panorama. Earlier this week the programme aired an edition highlighting long shifts and tough picking targets at a DC run by internet retailer Amazon. The programme, aired on 25 November and based on secret filming of night shifts at the retailer’s 800,000ft² DC in Swansea, highlighted 10.5 hour shifts in which the BBC’s undercover worker walked almost 11 miles carrying out manual order […]
Bullet Express has bought 180,000sq ft of land behind its Baillieston, Glasgow storage centre with plans to build a £5m multi-temperature warehouse to meet rocketing demand from customers.
Development giant GLP is to build a million sq ft of warehouse space across seven units and four sites in Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes, following the grant of planning permission.
Pall-Ex member FTS Hatswell wants to expand its storage capacity further since moving into bigger premises in June last year. It moved into the new 67,500ft² warehouse in on the Deeside industrial estate in Flintshire last summer, extending its operation that was previously based there and increasing its storage capacity to 185,000ft² over three sites. Financial director Colin Broster said the additional space is already “more or less full” since the firm won new customers and received increased business from […]