Supermarket groups J Sainsbury and Asda have been forced to abandon their merger after the deal was blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Sainsbury’s group chief executive Mike Coupe vowed that no distribution centres would be closed in a letter to the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee last year. Although he admitted that there could be cuts to suppliers currently working with both supermarkets, and a reduction in supplier deliveries had the deal received […]
Commercial vehicle fleet services supplier Fraikin has signed a new two-year contract with grocery retailer Sainsbury’s to manage the supermarket’s home delivery fleet in southern England.
Wincanton will be back in the black this financial year as the group’s extensive restructuring and disposals programme bears fruit. Wincanton chief executive Eric Born tells MT: “When [we] started this programme we said it would take two years to arrest the decline. We are bang on track. It’s absolutely what I’m expecting.” A year of restructuring and disposals saw it sell its European operations to focus on the UK and Ireland, dispose of its 20% shareholding in Culina Logistics […]
Clipper Logistics has won an e-fulfilment contract with women’s exercise clothing company Vevie, following the launch of its online sales site vevie.com. The deal will see the logistics giant handling all inbound freight from vendors and suppliers, order fulfilment and home deliveries for Vevie’s customers across the UK and globally using a network of courier partners. Clipper will also carry out quality control of products and handle all returns at its Milton Keynes DC. The contract was awarded following a […]