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Industrial and logistics news: October 2013

Round-up of recent market news...

Menzies launches new business for high street deliveries

Newspaper and magazine transport firm Menzies Distribution has launched Menzies Logistics Solutions to leverage its 1,600-strong fleet after print products have been delivered from 4am to 8am every day. The firm is discussing with high street retailers regarding the delivery of other types of freight. Read more...

Jaeger announces UK production plans

Jaeger, the fashion brand, has outlined plans to bring about 5% to 10% of its production back to the UK. The firm, which stopped producing clothes in the UK 15 years ago, intends to use UK suppliers for its accessories, knitwear and men's tailoring. Read more...

DPD and Hermes introduce customer returns service

DPD and Hermes have extended their relationship by launching a customer returns service. Hermes' myHermes ParcelShops network will be used by the service to offer DPD customers the opportunity to drop their parcel of unwanted goods at convenience store. Read more...

Waitrose to open new depot in South London

Waitrose will open a new purpose-built depot in autumn 2014 in Coulsdon that will double the supermarket group's capacity in terms of online shoppers' grocery deliveries. The South London depot will send out twice as many orders as the current so-called dark store in Acton, on a weekly basis. Read more...

Co-operative considering expanding use of rail freight

An expansion of rail freight is under consideration at the Co-operative. The mutual has doubled its use of rail freight in the past three years. Read more...

Fuel duty increase scrapped

Fuel duty will be kept at the current level for the remainder of the current Parliament, the chancellor has announced. George Osborne, speaking at the Conservative Party conference, pledged to scrap a 2p-per-litre increase that was due to take effect in September 2014. Read more...

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