Simarco Worldwide has taken a 10-year lease on a 108,000sq ft depot in Stoke, with plans to commence operations there from October. The Staffordshire site will be the group’s DC for the north of England, Manchester and the Midlands, as well as providing a home for its European logistics business. The operator has estimated it will invest around £10m at its latest location over the full term of the site’s lease. Simarco Worldwide chief executive, Simon Reed (pictured), said it […]
Edge Transport hopes to relocate from Wrexham to bigger premises in Deeside in response to customer demand and an increase in its Palletline business.
Online grocery retailer Ocado has said its second customer fulfilment centre in Dordon, Warwickshire, will commence operations in February next year. Equipment installation at the warehouse is almost complete and testing has been underway since May, the firm confirmed. The project “remains in line with budget”, it said. The retailer, which also announced it had secured an 18-month extension on £100m of loans from its lenders to July 2015, said it had achieved an 11% rise in gross sales year-on-year […]
Around 2,000 drivers and warehouse staff across three Tesco DCs could be taking strike action in the run-up to Christmas, after union Unite began balloting them following what it described as a “pitiful” pay offer by the retailer.