Morrisons is to expand its DC in Bridgwater to support the expansion of its convenience stores in the south west and south Wales. The supermarket plans to extend its DHL-operated Willow Green regional distribution centre by 95,000ft². It will modify an existing building, located close to the site, to increase the size of its fresh produce operation. Once operational, the DC will be capable of delivering to 100 ‘M Local’ convenience stores, as well as support its convenience store operation […]
Tesco has received planning permission to develop a 134,333 ft² DC near Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]
DHL Supply Chain has won a six-year contract extension, worth some £75m, with BP’s UK Convenience Retail business. Under the contract, DHL will provide warehousing and distribution services to BP’s 350 company-owned forecourts across the UK, handling 19 million cases per year of 1,400 product lines. DHL also provides frontline support on order and delivery queries for BP’s company owned stores. DHL has been working on the contract for eight years, and the new deal extends the relationship until 2018. […]