Clipper signs ten-year John Lewis contract

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Clipper Logistics has signed a ten-year contract with John Lewis – it will be responsible for retail support services from its Northampton distribution centre. “Clipper has had a long and close relationship with John Lewis which continues to develop on a number of fronts,” said Steve Parkin, executive chairman, Clipper Logistics. “We are delighted to […]

Clipper starts fit-out at 500,000 sq ft Northampton site

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Clipper expects to have its 500,000 sq ft Northampton distribution centre operational by the summer. John Lewis is the anchor customer for the site, which will be a shared user facility specialising in retail logistics. Building work was completed at the beginning of March, and the fit out is now underway to create a multichannel […]

Amazon launches pan-European fulfilment service

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Amazon has launched Pan-European Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) with the promise of faster shipping times and lower delivery costs. Sellers to deliver their inventory to a local Amazon fulfilment centre. Amazon then moves the products across its European fulfilment network according to the anticipated local customer demand. It will then pick, pack and ship orders […]

Morrisons in Amazon supply deal

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Supermarket retailer Morrisons is partnering with Amazon in a new wholesale supply deal. Hundreds of Morrisons products will be made available to Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry customers over the coming months – with Morrisons providing a wholesale supply service to Amazon. Amazon has been expanding its online food service and last year launched […]

Amazon to open 1m sq ft Coalville DC

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Amazon is opening a new one million sq ft fulfilment centre in Coalville, Leicestershire in Autumn 2016. Amazon has said that the centre, which will be located at logistics development ‘Mountpark Bardon’, will generate 500 new permanent jobs over a period of three years. Amazon has already started the recruitment process for a number of […]

Sainsbury’s online sales increase by 10pc

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Online grocery sales rose ten per cent at Sainsbury’s, the retailer said in its trading statement for the 15 weeks to 9th January. “We had a record week in the quarter, delivering over 289,000 online orders. We now have 101 Click and Collect sites nationwide,” said chief executive Mike Coupe. Total Retail sales for the […]