Sainsbury’s and Asda’s distribution networks could be a target for cuts if the proposed merger between the two supermarket giants goes ahead, a retail analyst warned this week. The merger agreement between J Sainsbury’s and Asda’s owner Walmart, would see both supermarket groups maintain their distinct brands, creating an estate of 2,800 Sainsbury’s and Asda stores, with almost a third of the grocery market by share. If the deal gets the go ahead from the Competition and Markets Authority it […]
Containerships has assured staff and customers that it is business as usual after the announcement it is to merge with French shipping giant CMA CGM.
Grocery retailers under growing pressure from online and discount rivals are looking to cut billions of pounds in costs from their supply chains in the coming years, and logistics contractors will have to play their part in making these savings, the annual IGD supply chain summit in London heard this week.
DHL Supply Chain’s Consumer division has become the latest – and among the biggest – investor in gas-powered trucks with the replacement of most of the 70-strong fleet based at its multi-user DC at Bawtry near Doncaster, south Yorkshire, with Volvo FM MethaneDiesel dual fuel 6×2 tractor units.