• Editor’s Blog: How traditional retailers can beat e-commerce rivals…
    by Christopher Walton on 21/01/2020 at 10:13 am

    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 The post Editor’s Blog: How traditional retailers can beat e-commerce rivals… appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  • Kuehne + Nagel targets M&A in Asia Pacific for growth
    by Michelle Mooney on 20/01/2020 at 4:49 pm

    Kuehne + Nagel is targeting “a new dimension of organic and inorganic growth” for its activities in the Asia Pacific region. K+N chairman of the board of directors Joerg Wolle, said: “We strongly believe that Asia Pacific will be the driver of the global economic development in the years to come.” The 3PL is merging The post Kuehne + Nagel targets M&A in Asia Pacific for growth appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  • Palletways Germany and VTL cancel merger plans
    by Michelle Mooney on 20/01/2020 at 2:02 pm

    Palletways Deutschland and Vernetzte Transport Logistik (VTL) have called off merger plans. Palletways Deutschland MD Abraham Garcia Martinez said: “We were forced to recognise that we were unable to reconcile the interests of both sides in some major detailed issues.” Hakan Bicil, international division chief executive at Palletways parent company Imperial Logistics, said: “We’ve not The post Palletways Germany and VTL cancel merger plans appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  • St. Modwen completes Tamworth spec shed development
    by Michelle Mooney on 20/01/2020 at 1:55 pm

    St Modwen is reaching the completion of its largest warehouse, at 321,000 sq ft in Tamworth. The new unit, T321, is part of the wider 1,524,600 sq ft logistics site St Modwen Park, Tamworth. The space will be available for immediate occupation and follows the completion of three spec sheds at St Modwen’s flagship development The post St. Modwen completes Tamworth spec shed development appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.

  • Haselhurst joins Dixons Carphone as chief supply chain officer
    by Michelle Mooney on 20/01/2020 at 1:47 pm

    Dixons Carphone has appointed former Kingfisher global supply and logistics director Lindsay Haselhurst as chief supply chain officer. Before her role at Kingfisher, Haselhurst was supply chain and operations director at Screwfix, and previously held a number of senior roles at Wincanton. She will begin her new role on 27 January, reporting to chief executive The post Haselhurst joins Dixons Carphone as chief supply chain officer appeared first on Logistics Manager Magazine.