Morrisons has been using a variety of vehicles supplied by Burnt Tree’s temperature-controlled rental business Refrigerental to support the opening of its M Local convenience stores. The supermarket is renting a mixture of car-derived vans, 3.5-tonne panel vans, and 7.5- and 18-tonne multi-temperature rigids. The vehicles are being used to transport products from DCs and large stores to smaller stores across the UK. The supermarket hopes to have around 200 M Local stores in operation by January 2015. A spokesman […]
Ocado saw an almost fivefold reduction in its pre-tax losses last year aided by soaring demand for online groceries during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A lot has happened since I last interviewed Wincanton chief executive James Wroath (pictured) back in January. The upshot being that we’re now chatting from our homes via Zoom rather than sitting in the back office of a Sainsbury’s depot in north London.
Unexpected behaviour by supermarket customers, alongside the closure of its operating base in the Europe, led to a fall in turnover and pre-tax profit at Fowler Welch.