• Warehouse demand rises on back of online shopping boom
    by Christopher Walton on 22/05/2020 at 1:48 pm

    With the latest ONS figures showing the highest online shopping figures on record in April 2020, there has been a subsequent increase in demand for warehouse space nationwide. Ed Cole, head of logistics, JLL, said: “April saw us move into a full month of lockdown and as we expected these numbers from ONS show us that The post Warehouse demand rises on back of online shopping boom appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  • E-commerce takes record share after dramatic retail slump in April
    by Michelle Mooney on 22/05/2020 at 1:38 pm

    Overall retail sales in the UK fell 18.1% in April, following a 5.2% drop in March, as volumes in the sector slumped to record lows. Yet, according to the ONS, the proportion spent with e-commerce soared to the highest on record in April accounting for 30.7%, which compares with the 19.1% reported in April 2019. The post E-commerce takes record share after dramatic retail slump in April appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  • Logistics Manager Analysis: West Midlands property market faces ‘structural challenges’
    by Christopher Walton on 22/05/2020 at 11:14 am

    On the surface, sheds seem to be thriving in the West Midlands, but if you dig a little deeper there are some structural challenges in pairing the right operator with the right space. Liza Helps reports. Availability rose by 61% across all size ranges in the West Midlands by the end of 2019 according to The post Logistics Manager Analysis: West Midlands property market faces ‘structural challenges’ appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  • FedEx signs supply chain digitisation partnership deal with Microsoft
    by Christopher Walton on 22/05/2020 at 9:58 am

    FedEx has signed a multiyear collaboration deal with Microsoft to use cloud computing to further digitise its supply chain, starting with the jointly-developed visibility tool FedEx Surround. FedEx Surround uses data to provide “near-real-time analytics into shipment tracking”, with the target of improving inventory management as well as the precision of logistics movements . The The post FedEx signs supply chain digitisation partnership deal with Microsoft appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  • Builders’ merchant expands in West Yorkshire with 25,000 sq ft letting
    by Christopher Walton on 22/05/2020 at 9:33 am

    Insulation and dry-lining distributor Markovitz has taken a warehouse in West Yorkshire . It has taken Leeds based property company Pullans’ 25,450 sq ft Unit 2, Freeway Park in Castleford, Wakefield. The unit was previously occupied by Debenhams. Markovitz, a family run business which started in 1935 and now employing more than 250 staff, has The post Builders’ merchant expands in West Yorkshire with 25,000 sq ft letting appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.