As one of the most repeatable, well-understood, and mature supply chains across all industries, the grocery supply chain has mastered predictable processes around every conceivable aspect of warehouse operations as grocers operate around unusually razor-thin profit margins. Not surprisingly, grocery
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The John Lewis Partnership has announced today it will phase out all diesel-powered heavy trucks from its fleet by 2028. The move will see the company roll out over 500 new state-of-the-art Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners
Waitrose & Partners has teamed up with Body Worn Camera experts Edesix to trial its new in-home delivery service which will allow drivers to enter a customer's home while they are out and put their groceries away. All delivery drivers
Manhattan Associates Inc will host its EMEA Exchange 2018 conference from October 8-10 at The Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Netherlands. More than 400 retail, manufacturing, wholesale and logistics professionals from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will gather to
Zetes: the first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance
There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key
Hermes UK, the consumer delivery specialist, has launched a Degree Apprentice Programme which enables students to earn while they learn, get a degree and leave college with virtually no debt. In addition, they are guaranteed a job with the company
Parcelforce Worldwide is trialling self-serve kiosks in London Central, Newcastle and Milton Keynes depots. Throughout the trial, customers at these depots can pay for a parcel shipment at the self-serve kiosk, or pay for a parcel shipment online and use a
Underwear apparel company Hanes rolls out FuturMaster demand planning software to boost global supply chain
HanesBrands, the $6.5bn global apparel company that manufactures and sells a number of leading underwear and activewear brands including Wonderbra, DKNY, Playtex and Champion, is deploying a standardised IT system to help with supply and demand forecasting in more than
Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that Five Guys JV - premium burger chain - has implemented Looker to deliver an enhanced customer experience, increase operational efficiency and drive improved sustainability across the business. Looker has opened up
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone more committed to delivering the best possible fresh produce supply chain service than Gavin Knight, managing director of the new Halo multi-temperature product handling facility at DP World London Gateway.
Eddie Stobart today announces Sebastien Desreumaux as the new CEO of iForce, an Eddie Stobart company.
London based fashion technology startup platform, RangeRoom, has just secured investment from newly formed Kamani Capital fund, from the family behind successful online retailer Boohoo. CEO of the Kamani Capital fund, Adam Kamani, is also co-founder of Pretty Little Thing.
The UK's favourite parcel delivery company has opened two brand new, purpose-built facilities as part of its ongoing investment programme to expand network capacity and improve efficiency.
Vimto is a soft drink originally invented and launched in 1908 by John Noel Nichols. The brand Vimto is owned by Nichols PLC which sells drinks to retailers throughout the UK in cans, bottles and as draught in pubs.
Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, has announced new innovations across marketing, commerce and service enabling brands worldwide to deliver smarter, more personalized and connected customer experiences. In addition, Salesforce and Google continued to deliver on their strategic partnership with
NEVS, a leading Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer, takes another step towards autonomous drive, by using Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology to ensure safe deployment of electric autonomous vehicles.
Brexit, the weather and online shopping: how Britain’s favourite conversations are shaping supply chains
Volatility has been the enemy of logistics and supply chain professionals in the UK and the current environment doesn’t show any signs of getting any easier. The two favourite topics in British conversation have been dominating issues around the supply
The UK's favourite parcel delivery company DPD has launched a new in-app parcel sending service to enable consumers to send parcels anywhere in the UK and to more than 20 countries across Europe with an easy to use, paperless process.
Bis Henderson, the multi-faceted logistics services group, has launched Secure Start, an end-to-end programme management service for customer-focused businesses looking for an on-time, risk-free start-up for their new warehouse or distribution centre.
MetaPack Carrier Certification Programme to expand overseas as retailers benefit from faster carrier on-boarding
Less than two years since it was launched, the Carrier Certification Programme run by MetaPack, the global leader in eCommerce delivery technology, is set to expand into Europe bringing further cost and time-saving benefits to eCommerce retailer
Online retail delivery order volumes were up +9.6% year-on-year in March, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.
Macfarlane Packaging, the country’s largest protective packaging supplier, is hosting a series of unique events for retailers to address the key operational challenges in e-commerce fulfilment at their state of the art Innovation Lab in Milton Keynes.
UPS has announced that it expects to hire 1,300 seasonal employees to help with the anticipated surge in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2017. Throughout 2016, UPS has been working with its customers to
Wincanton, a leading provider of supply chain solutions in the UK and Ireland, has secured a long-term deal with LDH (La Doria, one of the UK’s leading private label supplier of ambient grocery products. Wincanton will provide LDH with warehousing and
Carrefour España innovates its online ‘non-food’ store’s global logistics management with XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics has been selected by Carrefour to manage its online ‘non-food’ store, Carrefour Online, for the Spanish market. Operating out of a new top-grade logistics center in Yunquera de Henares (Guadalajara) with a capacity of over 14,000 sqm, XPO