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Industrial and logistics news: September 2014

Round-up of recent market news...

Morrisons planning online distribution centre in Knowsley

Morrisons is planning an online distribution centre in Knowsley, which would serve customers in Merseyside and north Wales. The supermarket will take on 20,000 sq ft at Academy Business Park, part of Knowsley Industrial and Business Park. Read more... 

ME+EM appoints Clipper for multichannel logistics services

Luxury fashion brand ME+EM has selected Clipper Logistics to offer multichannel logistics services by electric vehicle. Read more...

Screwfix to open 50 new stores and create 900 new jobs

Screwfix, has announced that it will be opening 50 new stores in 2015, creating 900 new jobs in the process. Read more...

Waitrose to start trial of temperature-controlled locker network

Waitrose intends to start the 12-month trial of a temperature-controlled locker network to which customers' groceries can be delivered. With the lockers, customers can place an online order and collect it from a locker at a convenient time. Read more...

Carriers forecast drones will be used for deliveries in future

The National Aeronautical Centre has carried out a survey of 60 freight forwarders and logistics carriers. Out of the logistics carriers questioned, more than 40% think that in the future, possibly within the next 15 years, they will start using drones to deliver goods. Read more...

Volume growth in online deliveries 14% in July

Volume growth in online deliveries was 14% in July 2014, according to the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. Volume growth is forecast at around 19% in 2014. The latest figures showed a rise in 'carded' deliveries, which made up around 6.9% of all orders, a new record since September 2013. Read more... 

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