Ocado is to develop a fourth hub in south-east London, as the popularity of online shopping continues to drive the need for more capacity. The hub will allow it to deliver 200,000 more orders per week, it stated in its preliminary annual results to 30 November 2014 today. It is also considering splitting the site with its Morrisons.com business, which will allow it to share costs and capacity with Morrisons. Development of the Erith hub is expected to begin in […]
NWF Group expects pre-tax profit for the six months ended 30 November to be greater than the same period in 2011, despite lower than expected performance in its food distribution arm. In its interim statement, the firm said its Boughey Distribution business performed “slightly behind expectations” as it did not take on as many new customers and receive as much business from existing customers as it expected, which it blamed on a “tough market environment”. NWF Fuels performed better than […]
Road haulage rates have risen only fractionally in the last two years, provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.