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Eurogate and Transmec in European partnership

Eurogate Logistics and Transmec have formed a partnership to combine their road and rail networks to expand their European coverage stretching from Malaga to Moscow.

Grocery figures highlight continued growth of discounters

The continued growth of discounters is highlighted in the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, which show Lidl and Aldi producing double digit growth while Asda, Morrisons Iceland and Tesco all saw sales slip back.

Innovative disruption is here

A couple of months ago, at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, I predicted that in 2016 we would start to see more examples of disruptive innovation in the logistics market.

Planning for change

The rate of change faced by organisations in both the retail and manufacturing sectors has never been greater, increasing the need for effective planning, but also making it more challenging. Malory Davies looks at what it takes to implement an effective sales and operations planning programme.

Good news (at least for shoppers) at Christmas

Unlike Christmas 2014, last year’s festivities were not followed by endless news stories about failed deliveries – but that doesn’t necessarily equate with problem-free orders or increased profits.

Tesco apologises after GCA report finds it breached code

A Groceries Code Adjudicator report has found that Tesco ‘seriously breached a legally-binding’ Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The report, which covered the period of 25th June 2013 to 5th February 2015, found that the supermarket retailer had ‘acted unreasonably’ when it delayed payments to suppliers, often for long periods of time.

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