Richard Fleming, logistics director at Sainsbury’s has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Quiet Cities global summit next month. Fleming brings a wealth of experience to the event, heading up a logistics business of 16,000 staff that runs 1,042 tractor units; 342 rigids and 2,371 trailers out of 22 RDCs. The company has been at the forefront of the quiet deliveries revolution, working with the Noise Abatement Society, Freight Transport Association and Wandsworth Borough Council during a pioneering […]
Sainsbury’s is Britain’s third largest grocery retailer (behind Tesco and Asda), turning over nearly £23bn in the year to 19 March 2011 and making a pre-tax profit of £827mn. Despite buying 24 stores from the Co-op in 2009 in the north and Midlands, Sainsbury’s stronghold remains the south east of England, and if it is to challenge for top slot and fend off the threat of fourth placed supermarket Morrisons, it has to expand its footprint outside this most affluent […]
Hundreds of jobs at XPO Logistics’ depot in Stone, Staffordshire are under threat after Sainsbury’s decision to transfer its operations to a new national DC.