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 […]
The distinctive happy surfing polar bear adorning the sides of Reed Boardall Transport’s temperature controlled trailers had extra cause for celebration on Friday (9 March) as the company’s MD Tom Cassells was kept busy collecting accolades at the Asda Carrier of the Year awards. A sell-out audience at Leeds’ Queens Hotel saw Reed Boardall pick up the Environmental Carrier of the Year trophy for its use of double-deck trailers and take the runners up slots in both the overall Carrier […]
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.