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 […]
Nigel Rice Transport has won a nationwide distribution contract with DIY product manufacturer Bartoline.
Parcel, haulage and freight firm Caribou is continuing its acquisition drive with the purchase of Swindon-based Six Ten Logistics.
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]