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 plans to close its Enfield DC in North London, with up to 261 jobs at risk.
Sainsbury’s has abandoned plans for a distribution centre near Exeter, claiming that improved efficiency in its logistics network means it is no longer required.
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.