Warehouse occupiers, led by retailers and 3PLs, are pushing ahead with plans to upgrade their networks, despite the current political and economic uncertainty. Property experts say that, while operators may have contingency plans in place for Brexit, they are focusing more on the long-term efficiency of their supply chains. Knight Frank’s head of national logistics & industrial Charles Binks comments: “Many companies have reached a point where they can’t continue keeping their plans in abeyance. They have got to crack […]
Wincanton has secured a multi-million pound extension on its contract with B&Q, taking on management of an additional warehouse. The firm will manage B&Q’s one million ft² showroom fulfilment centre in Burton-on-Trent, which provides warehousing for the retailer’s bathroom, bedroom and kitchen range. Under this new agreement, it is estimated that Wincanton will handle nine million cases of merchandise per year. “We are delighted to be extending our long term relationship with B&Q, which further demonstrates our ability to support […]
Great Bear Distribution, based in Chester, has announced a new contract with soft drinks producer Cott Beverages for warehousing services in the Midlands.
“Draconian” sanctions are increasingly being imposed on firms in the supply chain who make honest mistakes when dealing with non-duty-paid goods, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned.