Retailer Argos has said a week-long strike by warehouse staff at five of its DCs had no impact on its service to customers. The strike, organised by union Unite at the retailer’s Basildon, Bridgwater, Castleford, Magna Park and Heywood DCs, came to an end on 26 July – the date that Argos was due to launch its latest catalogue. The union had claimed around 1,000 staff would take part, and that the industrial action would “severely affect” both the launch […]
FTA MD of membership and policy James Hookham has said he is not surprised third party logistics companies (3PLs) have proved unwilling to discuss their role in the application of penalty charges for non-compliant deliveries at retailers’ distribution centres, and advised hauliers unhappy about having to pay the fines to stop taking on contracts that involve them.
Panther Warehousing has completed a management buyout (MBO), backed by private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital (LDC).
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is calling for transport operators with spare capacity to get in touch so they can be matched with suppliers to ensure the security of the supply chain during the COVID-19 outbreak.