Marks and Spencer is to close two major distribution centres in Derbyshire and Sheffield, putting 662 jobs at risk. The hub in Long Eaton, Derbyshire is run by DHL while the DC in Thorncliffe, Sheffield is operated by XPO. The struggling retailer attributed the closures which are planned for 2021, to efforts to cut costs and improve stock availability. The DC closures follow M&S depot closures at Hardwick, near Warrington and Neasden in west London in 2018 and will leave […]
Union Unite has written to Marks & Spencer to demand urgent talks with the retailer over its ongoing distribution network restructuring.
Norbert Dentressangle has been officially purchased by XPO Logistics. The deal to acquire 67% of the business from the Norbert family has gone through less than six weeks after an unsolicited €3.24bn (£2.3bn) bid was made by the US firm for the business.
A recognition agreement between XPO Logistics and the Unite union has been hailed as “a landmark deal” after becoming the first to be signed in one of the newly designated freeport zones.