Sainsbury’s is to replace its Elstree DC in Borehamwood with a national frozen food DC in Northampton. The 325,000ft² replacement facility will be built next to Sainsbury’s existing 625,000ft² DC in Prologis Park Pineham. Construction work is expected to begin in the spring and be completed by early 2018. A Sainsbury’s spokesman said the Elstree DC remains open “for now” and that the company would look to redeploy some of the 250 staff at the site before it closes. He added: “The new distribution centre will […]
A Coleshill-based pallet specialist has re-organised its business and warehousing sites to prioritise the delivery of vital NHS supplies to hospitals across the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Demand for warehousing and distribution space increased by 10% during the first quarter of the year, but was 20% below the five-year average due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Co-operative Group has confirmed that a significant number of staff will take redundancy, following its move to consolidate two DCs. Its Wellington, Somerset and Portbury, Bristol DCs will merge into a new £20m regional distribution centre at Avonmouth. A spokeswoman for the grocery retailer told MT: “As planned, as the new DC at Avonmouth begins operation, there will be a phased reduction in the number of employees at our Chelston site in Wellington and at our Portbury site. “All […]