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  1. Asda parent Walmart said that the supermarket saw a sales decline of 1.3% during the fourth quarter of 2019. Walmart said that its consumer spending remained subdued in a challenging environment in the UK, citing research from Kantar that sales for online grocery continued to outpace the market. The supermarket giant also said that gross […]

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  2. Marks & Spencer has said that its move to a national network of distribution centres will be complete next summer as it looks to “work to fix the basics of its supply chain”. The retailer said that it needed to move faster to address long-standing issues in its clothing and home supply chain around availability […]

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  3. Panache Lingerie has implemented a multi-level omni-channel model, managed by Indigo WMS, covering over one million stock items, 11,500 individual SKUs and ensuring 98% stock availability. The plus size lingerie firm exports to over 53 countries from its 54,000 sq ft warehouse in Sheffield and Paul Webster, logistics manager at Panache, said: “Indigo WMS has […]

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  4. Ocado bounced back from the fire in its Andover fulfilment centre, posting near 10% growth across its retail and solutions divisions, signing new customers in Australia and Japan and completing the range review ahead of its shift from Waitrose to Marks & Spencer in September. Ocado saw a 9.9% increase in turnover to £1.75bn for […]

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  5. DSV Panalpina has warned that it will be “difficult to predict the market situation in 2020” as DSV felt the benefits of the acquisition of Panalpina in the second half of 2019. For 2019 DSV Panalpina reported an 19.8% increase in turnover from DKK79bn to DKK94.7bn (£10.7bn). DSV completed the takeover of Panalpina in August […]

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  6. XPO Logistics has won a contract with Waitrose & Partners to provide multi-service regional and national distribution from two sites in Milton Keynes. Under the contract XPO will operate the Magna Park Waitrose & Partners NDC and the Brinklow RDC for the food retail division of John Lewis Partnership. XPO will be responsible for warehouse […]

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  7. Strong volume growth in the US led by Amazon offset declines in international package and supply chain and freight divisions at UPS during 2019 – in a year that saw a 3.1% increase in turnover to $74 billion (£56 billion). Turnover in its US domestic division rose 6.7% in 2019 to $46.5 billion, while international […]

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  8. Mike Coupe is to retire from his role as chief executive at Sainsbury’s from 1 June. He will be replaced by retail and operations director Simon Roberts. Coupe will have spent six years as chief executive of Sainsbury’s by May 2020. He will remain a director until 2 July , at which point he will […]

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  9. Ted Baker says it has overstated the value of its inventory by £58 million – some £33 million higher than it previously anticipated. The retailer appointed Deloitte last month to undertake a comprehensive review of its stock inventory position following the admission on 2 December 2019 it may have overstated the value of the stock […]

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  10. Retailers are big and heavy, goes the argument. They have bricks and motor infrastructure, they have old, legacy logistics networks. They can’t keep up with the agile online retailers…. Dedicated e-commerce companies took 25% of all floorspace let and sold in the UK in 2019, according to research by JLL. What that figure doesn’t tell […]

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