Waitrose is to close its Acton, west London online fulfilment DC this year, replacing it with a similar operation in south London. The Acton DC will close in the spring as the supermarket claimed the site will “almost certainly be the subject of a compulsory purchase order for HS2 in 2017”. The 80,000ft² Coulsdon, south London, DC will have twice the capacity of Acton when it opens in March. The 37,000ft² Acton site was formerly occupied by sister company John […]
John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has had 38 of its Daf CFs converted into dual-fuel units, running on a mixture of diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG).
Cambridge-based Welch’s Transport has won a three year extension to its contract with Paperchase. The firm, which began working for the stationery, cards and gift-wrap manufacturer in 2007, makes collections from the Paperchase’s Thrapston, Northamptonshire DC and delivers to around 120 outlets. Welch’s sales and marketing manager Mike Bentham said the contract win demonstrated the firm’s “consistently high-quality service delivery”, adding that this had “helped beat off a number of eager rivals” for the new business. The contract involves deliveries […]
Tesco has received planning permission to develop a 134,333 ft² DC near Abingdon, Oxfordshire.