Asda plans to close its Enfield DC in North London, with up to 261 jobs at risk. The supermarket chain, which is merging with Sainsbury’s, has entered into a consultation period with affected staff. The site, which opened in 2010, delivers home shopping to 4,500 customers each week. However, Asda has since opened automated DCs in London’s Heston (July 2017) and, two months ago, Dartford. Simon Gregg, vice president of grocery home shopping at Asda, said: “In a competitive retail […]
A two-year trial of biomethane-powered trucks has seen well-to-wheel CO2 emissions slashed by over 1,400 tonnes and trial drivers rating the trucks higher on comfort than their diesel equivalents.
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 […]
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.