Home improvement retailer Homebase has roundly rejected the suggestion that fines of up to £3,000 for late deliveries at its DCs are excessive or unfair. The retailer was recently named alongside three others by vehicle operators for the high fines it levies on suppliers for late deliveries at its DCs (MT 23 June). A spokeswoman told MT: “As with most supply chains in the UK, Homebase operates a cost recovery programme that is directly associated with supplier non-conformance to agreed […]
Wincanton has won an eFulfiment contract with Homebase to provide what it describes as “a fully managed customer delivery service”.
Hauliers are warning that large retailers could cut back on shipping to Ireland if checks created by Brexit cause delays.
C Butt saw both its pre-tax and turnover crash in its most recent financial year, after the loss of three major contracts.