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 […]
Construction has been completed on a new £22m food DC for The Co-operative in north Derbyshire, which the firm says will employ over 1,000 people and create around 320 new jobs. The Castlewood site, which will service over 500 Co-operative food stores in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, will start operation in January with the first deliveries scheduled for March. It will become fully operational in September. Located just off junction 28 of the M1, the new site will take […]
Morrisons is to expand its DC in Bridgwater to support the expansion of its convenience stores in the south west and south Wales.
Liverpool-based nut processor and packer Trigon Snacks has awarded a new contract for warehousing and distribution of its brands, including Planters and BigD, to Culina. Under the deal, Trigon products will be stored at Culina’s Middleton depot, near Manchester, and delivered using a shared user-model to wholesalers and retailers throughout the UK. A key issue in choosing Culina was the ability of the warehousing component of the operation to cope with seasonal peaks, said Trigon Snacks supply chain manager Kevin […]