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  1. Arcadia Group’s Sir Philip Green is looking to borrow £50 million against its state-of-the-art distribution centre in Daventry to stave off the affects of the coronavirus crisis and keep the company afloat. According to reports in Sky News the fashion retailer has approached banks and hedge funds about a new round of borrowing against its […]

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  2. The increase in grocery volumes as a consequence of measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, has lead to significant increases in distribution costs at the UK’s largest supermarket Tesco, as its supply chain was ‘cleared’ of certain items. In the first few weeks of the crisis, Tesco said that significant panic buying led to a […]

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  3. Sales at online fashion retailer ASOS have fallen by “20% to 25%” it said, as demand dropped following the introduction of COVID-19 protection measures. ASOS told investors today (8 April 2020) that consumer demand in an uncertain environment was “by far the biggest uncertainty” the business was facing, but all warehouses remain operational, albeit at […]

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  4. With large swathes of economic activity effectively mothballed logistics  and supply chains in the UK are already feeling the effects. Take the UK automotive market. Registrations of new cars in March fell 44% year-on-year, effectively saved by activity right at the beginning of the month when car buyers get a new model with a fresh […]

    The post Editor’s Blog: Has COVID-19 shown we have an e-commerce problem? appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  5. Customer requirements for e-commerce logistics may seem to be endless, but personalisation is one item on the list that may deliver value for supply chains, writes Johanna Parsons.   Everyone knows shoppers are a pain for logisticians.  The demands for personalised shopping experiences, later order cut-offs and slicker delivery options are just a few more items on the list of supply chain pressures. Keeping up with customer […]

    The post Logistics Manager Analysis: E-Commerce logistics… I want it my way  appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  6. Online grocery retail will be a long-term beneficiary of a change in shopping habits induced by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have predicted, with major consequences for the UK logistics property market. Kevin Mofid, head of logistics and industrial research, at Savills: “In the UK we have already seen consumers flock to purchase […]

    The post Online groceries boom predicted to change industrial property market post-COVID 19 appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  7. XPO Logistics is fulfilling a ‘peak every day’ for its retail customers, as the 3PL reacts to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK & Ireland, XPO Logistics, told Logistics Manager: “Due to COVID-19, we have seen consumers shopping for food and other vital essentials locally and […]

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  8. The unprecedented demand on supermarkets as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic led to £10.8 billion in sales over the past four weeks in a record month for the sector. According to Kantar WorldPanel, grocery store sales grew 7.6% over the last 12 weeks, and the rate of growth in the last three weeks was […]

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  9. The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed an uptick in flexible requirements for industrial and logistics assets according to the latest research from property consultant Colliers. Food production is currently up by 50%, due to panic buying and subsequently, occupiers who manufacture or distribute essential items are in urgent need of flexible space to keep up with […]

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  10. Tesco is temporarily re-occupying warehouse space across the country to mitigate short term demands put upon its supply chain due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tesco is re-occupying its 617,393 sq ft warehouse in Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes. The property known as Tectonic 620 is being marketed by JLL and despite Tesco re-occupying it, the property […]

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