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 head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]
Retailer The Co-operative has installed a telematics and transport management system from Microlise.
The Unite union has threatened The Co-operative Group with nationwide industrial action over the transfer of 50-Midlands based drivers to Eddie Stobart.