Two further high-street retailers have been dragged into the row over the penalties applied for untimely deliveries at retailers’ DCs. Last month, MT reported on fines of up to £1,000 being applied by Kingfisher group companies B&Q and Screwfix to firms supplying them for arrivals at their DCs outside of a fixed delivery window. Such penalties have led to considerable pressure on truck operators to justify untimely deliveries to customers and, in some cases, to pay for the fines themselves. […]
TfL has done well to minimise compliance costs under the Safer Lorry Scheme but ultimately the initative remains misguided, the FTA has said.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) will complete the UK supply chain transformation it began in 2009 by building a major new DC at the London Gateway container port and logistics park.
Building work at Yearsley Logistics’ new Peterborough cold store looks set to start within six months with the new ‘superhub’ up and running in around 18 months, a spokeswoman for the Lancashire-based firm has said.