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. […]
Third party logistics firm Culina will open a new ambient food and drinks logistics facility in Port Salford next year, employing around 280 staff.
Tesco has revealed that its UK distribution operation has achieved the group’s five-year goal of halving the emissions per case of goods transported. The supermarket’s distribution operation handles 65% of all cases delivered across the global business It has done this by following its ‘F plan’, which has seen emissions per case of goods drop from 0.14kg of CO2 to 0.07kg of CO2. The key components of the strategy are: • Fuller cages and pallets. • Fuller trucks and containers. […]
Haulage consortium Harlequin Logistics has injected some snap, crackle and pop into its five members after revealing that its first contract has been signed with Kellogg’s. Harlequin will deliver some 15,000 Kellogg’s loads a year from the cereal manufacturer’s depot in Manchester to retailers’ RDCs, wholesalers and cash and carry outlets nationwide. Founder Paul Smith told MT earlier this month (6 Feb) that it was also set to start work on a second, as yet undisclosed, contract, later this month, […]