Supply chain consultancy Dematic has argued that recent structural changes in the grocery market have the potential to “significantly disrupt the food distribution chain”. In a white paper called The Great Grocery Retailing Fulfilment Challenge, Dematic said pressure was coming from the growth of e-retailing, home deliveries, and customers shifting from a big weekly shop in out-of-town sites to more frequent shops in convenience stores. It argued that this will increase grocers ‘cost to serve’ with stores being replenished several […]
Morrisons has extended its home delivery service into Hull and Manchester as it continues with plans to offer grocery deliveries to 50% of UK addresses by the end of the year.
Rental levels at large warehouses are set to rise this year after a fall in the supply of sites across the UK last year.
Higher prices for goods and services resulting from the effects of rush-hour congestion on business are costing every UK household around £100 a year, a new report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has suggested. The report found sitting in congestion was costing the UK’s commuting households around £456 apiece or a combined total of £3.9bn a year, taking both direct and indirect costs into account. The direct costs – essentially additional fuel and lost time – […]