Tesco is to close two of its distribution centres in the UK, bringing all warehouse operations carried out by DHL Supply Chain and Wincanton in-house, as part of a long-term plan to “simplify” its distribution operations. 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 Middlesbrough) reduces the number of Tesco DCs from 25 to 23. It also stated that it […]
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Tesco has played down the prospect of strike action among its 3,500 HGV drivers and warehouse workers after a union claimed the supermarket didn’t believe it needed to increase wages.
Pall-Ex has opened a 210,000sq ft hub on the same site as its newly acquired Fortec distribution facility, in order to accommodate rocketing freight volumes.