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 […]
Asda has ordered 60 double deck curtainsiders and 10 double deck box vans from Cartwright.
Clipper Logistics has won a new contract with Swedish children’s clothes retailer Polarn O. Pyret. It sees Clipper provide logistics from its Ollerton facility, as well as a warehousing arrangement that will allow expansion of Polarn’s current product range and offer store replenishment it its second phase, reducing the lead time of stock from Sweden. Leeds-based Clipper will handle around 5,500 SKUs, which will fulfill clothing orders in the UK and Ireland. The company says it was awarded the contract […]
No distribution centres will be closed if the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda gets the green light, Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe has pledged.