The amount of warehousing space being built must rise fivefold if the UK is to keep pace with the e-commerce market, according to research by law firm Addleshaw Goddard. As online retailers compete on speed of delivery to win custom, the demand for industrial property is outstripping supply, with a premium being paid by the largest retailers for well-located sites with advanced fit-outs. The research included 12 policy recommendations that it said are required to meet demand for swift deliveries. […]
Wood flooring importer Lionvest Trading (UK) has extended its warehousing and distribution contract with Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics.
Brexit has amplified the shortage of warehousing space in the UK, delegates were told at the Freight in the City Expo.
Around 1,000 warehouse staff at five Argos DCs are set to strike for 24 hours tomorrow (4 July) in a dispute over terms and conditions, union Unite has claimed.