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  1. New research from Cushman & Wakefield shows that overall take-up for 2020 is expected to surpass the 10-year average of 33 million sq ft. The company said that there was a further 16 million sq ft of long-term deals under offer at the end of the second quarter, and on that basis take-up is likely […]

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  2. Omni-channel fashion logistics operations are looking for easy to install, modular and scalable infrastructure in order to cope with multiple demand peaks and the easing of lockdown restrictions, according to Interroll. Speaking to Logistics Manager Ben Dietrich, global sales business manager e-commerce and fashion at Interroll, said that omni-channel retailing was experiencing multiple demand peaks, […]

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  3. Sainsbury’s has seen its business change “fundamentally” during lockdown, with digital sales more than doubling in recent weeks. Overall grocery sales at the second largest supermarket in the UK were up 10.5%, with total retail sales up 8.5% during the three months ending 27 June. However online grocery sales grew 87% year-on-year, with orders increasing […]

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  4. GreyOrange is to supply a fleet of modular sortation robots to UK-based e-commerce specialist Rex Brown. The sourcing, branding and distribution specialist has chosen the GreyOrange Ranger Mobile Sort, which was launched in February 2019, which will run on its GreyMatter software platform. Rex Brown currently processes 2.5 million orders per year for customers ranging […]

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  5. An ‘online giant’ has snapped up a 35,200 sq ft warehouse Network Spaces’s Element warehouse scheme at Alchemy Business Park in Knowsley. The e-commerce firm has taken  a 10-year lease on the unit which it intends to use to fulfil demand form local consumers. In June 2019 Network Space completed three B2/B8 units of 22,900 […]

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  6. Waitrose is to open its third online fulfilment centre in London, adding Greenford in the west of the city to existing sites in Couldson in the south and Enfield in the north. As part of an initial five-year contract, Wincanton will develop and operate the fulfilment centre, in a move Wincanton calls a ‘first’ for […]

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  7. Tesco is targeting the development of “at least” 25 urban fulfilment centres (UFCs) to drive its boom in online grocery deliveries, which now account for 16% of its total sales. Reporting its first quarter trading today the largest supermarket in the UK by market share said that in just five weeks it doubled its online […]

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  8. UPS, Sealed Air (SEE), Smurfit Kappa and Macfarlane Packaging have launched a new range of packaging specially designed for shipping individual bottles of spirits and wine in the UK and Ireland. Alcohol sales in the UK and Ireland have doubled during the pandemic. Mark Vale, president of UPS UK & Ireland, said: “E-commerce presents a […]

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  9. Parcel delivery firm Hermes is opening ten new depots in response to continued growing demand for online shopping since lockdown began. Totalling 564,166 sq ft of warehouse and distribution space, the ten locations include a new depot in Nottingham which the company has already opened early in order to support the increased volumes resulting from […]

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  10. Amazon is believed to have taken Panattoni’s 500,000 sq ft plus speculative warehouse at Panattoni Park Nottingham in the East Midlands. The 551,031 sq ft cross dock unit on the 55-acre scheme sits on  a self-contained 24-acre plot with direct access to the M1 motorway at junction 26 via the A610 dual carriageway. It has […]

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