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Industrial and logistics news: March 2013

Round-up of recent market news...

John Lewis to relocate London warehouse to Milton Keynes
The facility in Park Royal, west London, will be closed and a new facility in Magna Park, Milton Keynes, will be opened. Find out more...

Poundland to build GBP 40mn warehouse, 650 jobs to follow
The 350,000 sq ft facility will be built at Pinnacles Business Area in Harlow, Essex. Find out more...

Segro puts London redevelopment on hold due to HS2 safeguarding order
Plans for a mixed-use development in London have been put on hold by developer Segro as a result of a High Speed 2 safeguarding order on the land. Find out more...

Tesco announces distribution centre shake-up
Tesco aims to streamline distribution centre operations, with the supermarket looking to cut its carbon footprint and reduce costs. Find out more...

John Lewis to join the Collect+ scheme
Membership of the Collect+ scheme will allow John Lewis shoppers to return goods via the entire network of 5,000 independent Collect+ stores for free from February 2013. Find out more...

M&S to open new distribution centre in spring 2013
Plans to open its new distribution centre in Castle Donington in spring 2013 have been confirmed by M&S. Find out more...

Poundstretcher to buy more than 20 former Comet stores
Poundstretcher wants to open more than 50 new outlets during its next financial year and wants to have 500 stores in operation before the year ending March 2015. Find out more...

Post Office launches Drop & Go service for small businesses
A pre-paid card has been launched by the Post Office to improve parcel services for internet power sellers and small businesses. Find out more...

Prologis wins aproval for Essex warehouse
The firm plans a 260,000 sq ft complex on Christopher Martin Road. Find out more...

International freight terminal to be built in Sheffield
The site will initially measure 14,000 sq ft, although plans are already in place to expand this by another 25,000 sq ft. Find out more...

Topps Tiles plans to increase store portfolio
Topps Tiles is planning to open another eight during this financial year and intends to relocate and refurbish its existing outlets. Find out more...

Supermarkets bid for empty HMV stores
Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Iceland have all submitted bids to takeover HMV outlets that are big enough to be transformed into supermarkets. Find out more...

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