John Lewis has signed a deal with the owner of Magna Park in Milton Keynes to build a new 638,000ft² DC at the distribution park. The new DC will be the third property IDI Gazeley has developed for the retail giant at Magna Park, following two previous custom-built sustainable warehouses of 650,000ft² and 668,000ft² respectively. Construction of the new DC kicks off this month and should be completed by the start of November. John Lewis has signed a 25-year lease […]
The Widdowson Group has been appointed as the Midlands logistics partner for Waitrose, the first time a third party has been selected by the supermarket to cover this region of the country. Waitrose has previously only nominated carriers to assist with distribution work in the North and South of the UK.The contract will see Widdowson’s move full and groupage loads to Waitrose DCs in Aylesford, Bardon, Bracknell and Milton Keynes. Full loads will be taken directly to the supermarket’s DCs, […]
Clipper Logistics has won a new contract with Swedish children’s clothes retailer Polarn O. Pyret. It sees Clipper provide logistics from its Ollerton facility, as well as a warehousing arrangement that will allow expansion of Polarn’s current product range and offer store replenishment it its second phase, reducing the lead time of stock from Sweden. Leeds-based Clipper will handle around 5,500 SKUs, which will fulfill clothing orders in the UK and Ireland. The company says it was awarded the contract […]
Waitrose has begun a year-long trial of temperature-controlled click and collect lockers at various locations across the UK.