Sainsbury’s is to begin trials with two all-electric vans, an LDV EV80 the supermarket has dubbed Evie, which is already on the road, and a BD Auto e-Ducato, due to be delivered in May, named Stevie. Both vans are running a Carrier Neos refrigeration unit and the box conversion was completed by Lawrence David. The EVs’ load capacity is the same as a diesel vehicle and they will be delivering up to 30 online grocery orders a day to customers […]
DPD has significantly scaled up its plans for operating electric vehicles (EV) by boosting its fleet numbers to 500 by the end of next year.
Supply chain provider Gist has extended its services for soft fruit producer Berry Gardens after 20 years of working with the business.
Sainsbury’s is Britain’s third largest grocery retailer (behind Tesco and Asda), turning over nearly £23bn in the year to 19 March 2011 and making a pre-tax profit of £827mn. Despite buying 24 stores from the Co-op in 2009 in the north and Midlands, Sainsbury’s stronghold remains the south east of England, and if it is to challenge for top slot and fend off the threat of fourth placed supermarket Morrisons, it has to expand its footprint outside this most affluent […]