Sainsbury hikes distribution charges as hauliers raise rates to tackle driver shortage crisis


 

Sainsbury’s has followed Tesco in hiking its primary distribution charges in response to rising haulier rates driven by the HGV driver shortage. The 2.9% increase was revealed in a letter to the supermarket’s primary suppliers. The additional charge is on the cost of the third party haulage service used to collect goods from supplier depots and deliver them to distribution centres. Suppliers have been given 12 weeks’ notice of the additional surcharge. The rate hike will be applied from October […]