Grocer Co-op has launched a new online delivery service using electric cargo bikes to transport goods from local stores to consumers within two hours. It is the first time Co-op has offered online delivery, and it opted for the power-assisted bikes as they are zero-emission. The online service is initially available to shoppers within 4km of the Co-op store on Kings Road in Chelsea, before being rolled out across London. Operator e-cargobikes.com claims that, using a hub-based over a defined […]
The Co-operative Group is expanding its back haul operation in a move that will save thousands of road miles and see 34,000 tonnes of food shop waste diverted from landfill.
The Co-operative Group has confirmed that a significant number of staff will take redundancy, following its move to consolidate two DCs. Its Wellington, Somerset and Portbury, Bristol DCs will merge into a new £20m regional distribution centre at Avonmouth. A spokeswoman for the grocery retailer told MT: “As planned, as the new DC at Avonmouth begins operation, there will be a phased reduction in the number of employees at our Chelston site in Wellington and at our Portbury site. “All […]
More than 700 Co-operative Food Group drivers are being balloted for industrial action over a plan to transfer around 50 drivers in the Midlands to haulier Eddie Stobart this April.