Discount supermarket Aldi wants to develop a 490,000ft² regional DC in Cardiff in response to new operational requirements. The firm has applied to Cardiff City Council for permission to build the RDC at the Capital Business Park, which it hopes will serve between 110 and 130 supermarkets within the group. The documents include proposals for a 322,000ft² ambient storage warehouse and 128,000ft² warehouse for chilled and frozen goods, along with refuelling facilities, a truck wash, parking for 70 HGVs and […]
Haulage consortium Harlequin Logistics has injected some snap, crackle and pop into its five members after revealing that its first contract has been signed with Kellogg’s. Harlequin will deliver some 15,000 Kellogg’s loads a year from the cereal manufacturer’s depot in Manchester to retailers’ RDCs, wholesalers and cash and carry outlets nationwide. Founder Paul Smith told MT earlier this month (6 Feb) that it was also set to start work on a second, as yet undisclosed, contract, later this month, […]
Construction has been completed on a new £22m food DC for The Co-operative in north Derbyshire, which the firm says will employ over 1,000 people and create around 320 new jobs. The Castlewood site, which will service over 500 Co-operative food stores in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, will start operation in January with the first deliveries scheduled for March. It will become fully operational in September. Located just off junction 28 of the M1, the new site will take […]
Aztek Logistics has opened a fifth warehouse in Letchworth Garden City after seeing a surge in demand including a double-digit increase in service enquiries over the past three months.