A majority of retailers think Brexit will have no impact on their supply chains – but they’re considering overhauling them anyway to cope with the demand from online shopping. A report into the retail supply chain in light of the referendum vote found 56% of retailers believe Brexit will not affect their supply chain strategy. This is despite 52% saying they are unprepared for pulling out of the EU. However, the continued rise of online shopping and the challenge of […]
Great Bear has won a contract to manage distribution and warehousing for high street brands Hello Kitty, Tresemmé, Babyliss and Cuisinart. As part of the deal, the Tattenhall-based company is to manage the UK distribution centre for Conair, the US firm behind a range of brands in the personal care products and small appliances sectors. Once fully operational, the 230,000ft² Conair centre at Chorley in Lancashire will expect to handle 11 million units per year for delivery to major high […]
The logistics sector has suffered its biggest fall in confidence since 2015 as concerns grow about the possible impact of Brexit.
The new government bill making provisions for a no-deal trade arrangement when the UK leaves the EU next year is merely a contingency plan, with plans for a trade agreement still firmly on the table, transport secretary Chris Grayling has assured the industry.