DPD has ordered an extra 100 Mercedes Benz Actros tractor units to help manage the continuing e-commerce boom. These will add to the 50 units it has already ordered this year. All vehicles will be 4×2 variants with Active Drive Assist technology. The company said the public’s increasing reliance on internet shopping had resulted in soaring demand for a seven-day-a-week, nationwide next-day delivery service. This trend shows no sign of slowing, it said, with established online retail customers experiencing a […]
Kitchenware retailer Lakeland is to spend £10m expanding its DC in Cumbria by 50% to provide additional capacity to match expected sales growth in the UK and abroad. The company celebrated record sales in 2012 and is looking to add to its 60-strong high street presence in the UK in the coming years, as well as opening shops abroad. With e-commerce sales averaging double digit growth year-on-year at present, it has decided to sign off on a project to expand […]
H&M Distribution has renewed its contract with Palletways and will continue handling freight into the network for the next 10 years.
Panther Warehousing has inked a deal with window and door manufacturer Euramax Solutions to deliver its products on behalf of major DIY retailers including Wickes and Screwfix.