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Industrial and logistics news: June 2013

Round-up of recent market news...

Etwall Land appoints development partners on Derbyshire project

Etwall Land has appointed Yorkshire-based Shepherd Group and Australian property giant Goodman as development partners on its project for a massive rail freight interchange in Derbyshire. The project will also include five million sq ft of distribution and manufacturing space. Read more...

Yodel names chief operating officer

Yodel has named Keith Basnett as the parcels operator's chief operating officer. Basnett, who had an eight-year stint with Shop Direct Group, will assume responsibility for the firm's operations and the annual delivery of over 150 million parcels. Read more...

Bibby Distribution opens new warehouse to serve Mizkan contract

A new 212,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution facility has been opened by Bibby Distribution to serve a major contract with Mizkan, which is a Japanese food group. The firm has also taken on over 100 additional staff in Corby, Northants. Read more...

Indesit extends national bulk transport contract with Jigsaw

Indesit, a white goods manufacturer, has extended its UK national bulk transport deal with Jigsaw. The deal worth £15m will see Jigsaw handling Indesit's UK same day trunking and bulk movements from the customer's national DC located in Raund, Northamptonshire, to ten satellite depots. Read more...

Slowdown in supermarket branch opening pipeline

Figures from the property company CBRE show that grocers are now planning to open 1.7% less store space in the UK than they did six months ago. This marks the first time that there has been a slowdown in the new supermarket branch opening pipeline since the start of the credit crunch in 2007.  Read more...

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