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 […]
The DfT’s new transport minister, Andrew Jones MP has said that the industry “has some catching up to do” as the number of women working in road transport is “tiny” compared to the number of men.
DHL is to close its Coventry depot, which it runs on behalf of retailer J Sainsbury, in a move that places 550 jobs at risk. The logistics giant plans to transfer the garment operations currently undertaken at Coventry for the retailer to another of its sites in Bedford. A DHL spokeswoman says: “In support of Sainsbury’s planned expansion of its UK clothing operation, the company is proposing to transfer its clothing volumes for both boxed and hanging items to its […]
Asda has chosen Bandvulc for a new long-term agreement that will see the retread specialist manage the retailer’s tyre supply for its HGV and Dot.com fleets.