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 […]
Tesco will offer customers a same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK by the end of August.
Boroughbridge, Yorkshire food distribution firm Reed Boardall has been granted planning approval for a 110,000ft² extension to one of its cold stores.
Frozen food storage and distribution business Reed Boardall Group says it has extended cold store capacity at its 55-acre site in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, to 142,000 pallets with a new 102,000ft² building that incorporates 14 additional loading docks. The new store, which opened in October, has cost the firm around £14m but increases its total pallet capacity by around 30%, said Garry Tilburn, MD of Reed Boardall Cold Storage. “We were struggling for space before,” he admitted. It has been […]