Sainsbury’s has abandoned plans for a distribution centre near Exeter, claiming that improved efficiency in its logistics network means it is no longer required. Permission for a 528,000 ft² DC in Clyst Honiton was granted by East Devon District Council in 2011, but the plans were shelved in July last year as the supermarket claimed it had no immediate need for a depot in the area. Sainsbury’s has now completely dropped the plans, despite significant investment in preparatory work. Head […]
Wincanton has renewed its long-standing contract with Sainsbury’s, in a deal that will see the companies’ relationship reach the 25 year mark.
“Draconian” sanctions are increasingly being imposed on firms in the supply chain who make honest mistakes when dealing with non-duty-paid goods, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned.
The Co-operative Group’s consolidation of its logistics operations in the South West at a new operating centre in Avonmouth will be completed by April, despite continuing concerns from union Unite. The group’s food wing ceased operations at Chelston, Torbay earlier this month and the Co-op’s Portbury, Bristol site will close on 6 April. In a statement the retailer said operations at the Avonmouth depot commenced in October with the first inbound deliveries of ambient product. It added that 42 warehouse […]