Ocado opens 3rd customer fulfilment centre this year

Online supermarket and supplier to Marks and Spencer, Ocado has opened a new warehouse in Purfleet, Essex. This is the firm’s third customer fulfilment centre it has opened this year, and will be the second largest in its network. 
 According to Ocado when all three new customer fulfilment centres are fully operational they will ...

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SMMT – government needs a road map for zero emission HGVs

The UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has called on the government to work with the industry to enable a clear transition to zero emission HGVs before it ...

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Arive ultra-fast consumer electronics delivery wins €6m seed funding

Arive, which delivers consumer electronics within 30 minutes, is the latest to get a multimillion Euro investment in the ultra-fast delivery venture capital bonanza. Munich based Arive has raised €6 ...

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Zapp 24/7 deliveries face opposition in Reading

Proposals for a new 24/7 alcohol, food and convenience items delivery service by ultra fast delivery company Zapp in Reading, Berks has been opposed by police and the city council. ...

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Yamato and Doddle improve returns process

Leading Japanese carrier Yamato Transport Co is working with UK delivery tech company Doddle to create an improved digital returns service for e-commerce merchants. The first users of the Yamato/Doddle ...

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Yandex buys out Uber from Russian delivery businesses

In a sign that the Russian tech giant is focusing on ultra-fast grocery deliveries, Yandex is to buy out Uber from its Russian joint ventures in grocery delivery, logistics and ...

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County Range buying smaller trucks to get round HGV driver shortage

UK wholesaler County Range has announced it is to buy a fleet of smaller vehicles so more drivers can get their goods to clients and get around the HGV driver ...

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Could Amazon launch a department store network?

Major US media outlets have reported a rumour that Amazon is about to open a chain of department stores in malls across the country. The department stores will sell traditional ...

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ELMS launches medium duty electric delivery van

US electric van and truck startup Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) has announced it is to launch its medium-duty, all electric Urban Utility Vehicle later this week. “The Urban Utility ...

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New York City caps ultra-fast-delivery commissions

New York City has announced it is to make its 23% commission cap on ultra-fast delivery permanent. This follows San Francisco’s decision to permanently cap such commissions at 15%, and ...

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