The Communications Workers Union (CWU) has held a protest today over the proposed closure of consumer technology retailer Dixons Carphone’s Wednesbury repair and distribution centre. The planned closure is expected to take effect in early 2016, at the cost of around 500 jobs – although affected workers have been offered alternative employment at another location. Adrian Bailey, MP for West Bromwich West, asked David Cameron to intervene in the site’s closure during Prime Minister’s Questions last week (3 June). Bailey […]
The Co-operative Group plans to close its Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, distribution centre later this year in a bid to improve efficiency and make its transport activities more cost-effective.
The UK’s leading third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have refused to provide any details on the roles they play in the administration of penalties levied by retailers at DCs for non-compliant deliveries.
Wholesale drinks distributor Waverley TBS’s distribution fleet was entirely leased and the vehicles have now been returned to their owners, the firm’s administrator has confirmed. Despite holding a licence to run more than 300 vehicles the £309m turnover company, which is now being wound-up after administrator Deloitte failed to find a buyer , one of the UK’s largest drinks wholesalers therefore had no vehicle assets to help it meet its liabilities. It is not known if its two large DCs […]