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 has completed the overhaul of its UK logistics network today (19 April) with the opening of its Castlewood DC in North Derbyshire.
The Co-operative Group has appointed Adrian Buxton as general manager at its new £20m food distribution depot in Avonmouth, which is due to open later this year. Buxton, who previously managed the group’s 320,000ft² composite DC in Thurrock, Essex, will head up the new RDC, near Bristol, which will employ up to 900 staff. He joined The Co-operative in an administrative role in 1979, before working his way up to managing food stores and moving across to logistics. Prior to […]
More than 700 Co-operative Food drivers are preparing to take strike action against the retailer’s proposal to transfer 87 Coventry-based drivers to Eddie Stobart.