Sainsbury’s has said it is working hard to minimise disruption to its deliveries to convenience stores in London, following a fire at a distribution centre in Charlton yesterday afternoon. The fire damaged six trucks and a section of the warehouse. Two hundred members of staff evacuated the building, with five people treated for smoke inhalation damage. A spokesman for Sainsbury’s told Motortransport.co.uk that no one was hurt during the incident and that everyone on site had been accounted for. He […]
Retailer Poundland has been given the green light to develop a 350,000ft² DC in Harlow to replace the DHL-operated Hoddesdon site.
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]