Tesco is re-tendering its transport operation after the announcement it would close two DCs and move some of its warehouse operations in-house. A spokesman for Tesco confirmed that the retailer was re-tendering the transport services for its frozen operations from Daventry and its fresh operation from Snodland, Kent. Tesco announced yesterday that it would be closing its Welham Green DC in Hertfordshire, moving grocery distribution operations to Reading, alongside the closure of its Chesterfield DC (with general merchandising moving to one DC in […]
Jigsaw has adapted its strategy and adjusted its operational model to ensure delays are reduced and products are reaching retailers on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tesco has taken delivery of 25 new refrigerated longer semi-trailers in order to help it achieve its aim of reducing carbon emissions. It will operate the new trailers from its RDCs in Avonmouth, Livingston and Peterborough, and each can carry six more cages than a standard 13.6m trailer. Tesco fleet engineering manager Cliff Smith said: “That represents an increase in productivity of more than 13%, so the potential benefits in terms of reduced vehicle movements and lower emissions are obvious.” […]
More than 400 Argos employees are to strike next week, in protest at the proposed transfer of 96 drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics.