M&S picks Clipper for returns

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Marks and Spencer has chosen Clipper Logistics to take a key role in the retailer’s returns management operation.  The logistics company will consolidate stock returned from stores, as well as online returns received direct from customers. The new contract will operate from Clipper’s e-fulfilment facility in Ollerton, Northamptonshire. “Creating a seamless experience for our customers is […]

SC decision-making too slow for grocery retailers

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UK retail grocery chiefs believe their ability to meet customer requirements is being hindered by slow decision-making in the supply chain, according to a study by research group Blue Yonder. Nearly 40 per cent of all respondents said decisions in the supply chain were slowing down their decision-making, leaving them unable to keep pace with […]

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 […]

Asda extends reverse logistics contract with XPO

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Asda Walmart has extended its long-term agreement with XPO Logistics for reverse logistics operations covering nine Asda service centres where millions of units of returnable transit equipment are washed each year and repairs are carried out when necessary. Jon Parry, Asda logistics vice president, said: “The renewal of our contract with XPO Logistics reflects our […]

NFT expands with £20m Evans deal

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NFT Distribution has taken over NR Evans (Holdings) the Carmarthenshire-based temperature controlled distribution specialist, in a deal valuing the business at some £20 million. NFT says the acquisition strengthens its service offering in a number of rapidly developing areas including chill, ambient & milk FMCG supply chain and takes the total number of strategically located […]

Sainsbury’s chooses CML for pre-retail

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Sainsbury’s has chosen Core Management Logistics (CML) to handle its pre-retail inspection and reworking for its Tu clothing range. Graham Copley, managing director at CML. The warehouse and logistics company will operate the contract from its 270,000 sq ft warehouse at Magna Park, Lutterworth. “We are thrilled to have partnered with another of the UK’s […]