No distribution centres will be closed if the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda gets the green light, Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe has pledged. However there could be cuts to suppliers currently working with both supermarkets, and a reduction in supplier deliveries, according to information supplied by both supermarkets to the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. Writing in response to the committee’s request for information on the planned merger’s impact on jobs and suppliers, Sainsbury’s […]
Asda has taken delivery of 253 Scanias for its base, chilled and petroleum fleets – cementing a 23-year-old relationship between the retailer and manufacturer.
Bibby Distribution has moved into chilled and frozen logistics after securing a three-year contract with supermarket discounter Netto.
Leeds-based Clipper Logistics is creating over 300 jobs at a new site on Teesside, following the signing of a 10-year deal last year with retailer Asda to provide deconsolidation solutions for its George clothing brand. The Wynyard Park hub, which opened at the end of October, will be largely dedicated to import and deconsolidation work for Asda and was chosen for its proximity to Teesport. Clipper says the hub will receive and dispatch up to three million items of clothing […]