The Lincolnshire Co-op society is to close two DCs, putting 111 jobs at risk. The supermarket plans to close its two food DCs in Lincoln, which provide ambient goods to its 83 stores in the area. Co-op said that closing the two sites will save an estimated £1m a year through increased efficiency, and will give its customers more product choice. Lincolnshire Co-op chief retail officer Mark Finn said the move was the result of a customer shift away from […]
The Co-operative Group has appointed Adrian Buxton as general manager at its new £20m food distribution depot in Avonmouth, which is due to open later this year. Buxton, who previously managed the group’s 320,000ft² composite DC in Thurrock, Essex, will head up the new RDC, near Bristol, which will employ up to 900 staff. He joined The Co-operative in an administrative role in 1979, before working his way up to managing food stores and moving across to logistics. Prior to […]
Wincanton has renewed its long-standing distribution contract with the Co-op for a further five years.
More than 40 drivers at Allied Bakeries’ Saltney DC are facing redundancy, after the baker confirmed this week it is to close the depot in November as part of an overhaul of its distribution network.