Amazon is set to create 275 driver jobs after leasing two warehouses in Surrey and Leicestershire. Both warehouses are former supermarket distribution centres, fuelling speculation the online giant is about to launch a grocery service in the UK. Amazon already operates its grocery service Amazon Fresh in the US in New York, California and Seattle, as well as selling a wide range of household goods online. Amazon confirmed the opening of both delivery centres but declined to comment on whether […]
Owens Road Services has won a two year contract with Amazon, delivering loads between fulfilment centres.
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has revealed a first-half consolidated revenue increase of 13.3% to €1.9bn (up from €1.7bn in the same period last year) despite struggling with volumes. Like-for-like growth remained flat, dipping by 0.2% compared with H1 2011, which ND attributes to a sharply deteriorating European economy during the second quarter. ND’s transport division took a 1.3% hit on a like-for-like basis (consolidated revenue is up 7.7% to €1bn), which the company says is due to a sluggish economy, with […]
Gefco UK has attributed a drop in turnover and profit to “Brexit-related” concerns and new accounting procedures.