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Industrial and logistics news: June 2014

Round-up of recent market news...

Amazon seeks approval to expand distribution hub

Amazon is seeking Cannock Chase Council approval to double capacity at its distribution hub on Towers Business Park centre, Rugeley. The doubling of capacity will be achieved via a reconfiguring of the interior of the building. Read more...

Expansion of Screwfix site could create 107 new jobs

Screwfix is going to almost double the size of its distribution facility in Stoke-on-Trent to 630,000 sq ft. The work will be carried out by the developer St Modwen as part of a property deal with M&G Real Estate. Read more...

Aldi plans to double store portfolio by 2021

Aldi is planning to double its store portfolio in the UK to 1,000 over the next seven years. Read more...

Sainsbury's announces Netto joint venture

Sainsbury's has announced a joint venture with Denmark's Dansk Supermarked to relaunch its Netto business in the UK. Dansk sold its Netto UK business to Asda in 2010. Sainsbury's said 15 Netto stores will open in northern England by 2016. The move is designed to help Sainsbury's fight back against discounters Aldi and Lidl. Read more...

DPD to deliver parcels on Sundays

La Poste is to deliver parcels on Sundays in the UK from 20 June 2014. UK parcel delivery specialist DPD, a subsidiary of GeoPost (La Poste), is launching a seven-day distribution service to meet the needs of the e-commerce market. Read more...

Seafield Logistics calls in the administrators

Seafield Logistics has been placed into administration. Grant Thornton UK LLP has been appointed as the administrator. Read more...

Clipper Logistics signs contract with Cabbages & Roses

Clipper Logistics has signed a shared-user distribution contract with fabrics and homewares brand Cabbages & Roses. The contract will be run from Clipper's distribution centre in Enfield. Worldwide e-fulfilment is also part of the contract. Read more...

Rail-road combination for deliveries in London tested by TNT Express

In an effort to see whether rail can be utilised to enhance sustainability, efficiency and speed of certain deliveries, TNT Express has started tests using a road and rail combination for services into central London in the UK. Read more...

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