Waitrose is to trial a network of temperature-controlled locker boxes for customers to have their groceries delivered into. An initial trial began at the supermarket’s head office in Bracknell, Berkshire, last year, but it now hopes to extend the initiative to 10 more third-party locations nationwide, including airports, train stations and business parks. The lockers allow customers to place orders online and collect their groceries from a locker at a time that is convenient for them. Orders can be delivered […]
DX Group sales and marketing director Paul Doble has warned that online retailers are in danger of overwhelming capacity on their distribution networks in the run up to Christmas. Financial services firm Experian has predicted a 36% rise in online retail visits today and Doble said retailers should re-assess their delivery capabilities. Carriers are offering collection two working days before Christmas. TNT Express, DPD, FedEx, Hermes and UK Mail all said that 21 December is the last day they can […]
Morrisons has ordered a batch of 37 longer semi-trailers from Gray & Adams. The supermarket’s latest boxes are being fitted with 27-degree BPW self-tracking axles that allow them to meet turning circle requirements.