Online retailer Shop Direct – owner of the Very and Littlewoods brands – is to open a 500,000 ft2 automated fulfilment centre near Castle Donington in Leicestershire. The new facility will replace three operations in Greater Manchester and will allow Shop Direct to increase its cut-off time for next-day delivery from 7pm to midnight and to explore the potential of same-day delivery in the future. Shop Direct says that this will be made possible due to the location of the […]
iForce is one of the leading efulfilment specialists in the UK, working for blue chip clients including John Lewis, Tesco.com, Sainsbury’s and Fortnum & Mason. The boom in online retailing has seen the company grow fast, not least because it has developed a highly effective returns operation to maximise the value from a troublesome part of the supply chain that can end up being a drain on resources rather than a valuable asset. iForce group sales director Geoff Taylor says: […]
Yearsley Group is facing fresh objections after submitting a planning application for its new 385,000ft² cold store in Peterborough.
Pall-Ex member FTS Hatswell wants to expand its storage capacity further since moving into bigger premises in June last year. It moved into the new 67,500ft² warehouse in on the Deeside industrial estate in Flintshire last summer, extending its operation that was previously based there and increasing its storage capacity to 185,000ft² over three sites. Financial director Colin Broster said the additional space is already “more or less full” since the firm won new customers and received increased business from […]