Supermarket Aldi has been given the green light to develop an RDC on the outskirts of Cardiff, plans for which were revived earlier this year. It has been granted permission for the 490,000ft² development on the Capital Business Park in Wentloog, near Cardiff, by the local authority. It first received permission in 2004, but did not develop the DC. The site is expected to serve between 110 and 130 supermarkets and will also be used as a regional head office. […]
Clipper has signed a lease on a new DC to handle its new contract with Zara parent company Inditex.
Tesco is to close three of its regional DCs after carrying out a strategic review of its distribution network.
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.