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News - 13/05/2015

Industrial and logistics news May 2015

Round-up of recent market news.

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Electric future for fleet operators

New research has pointed to an increase in appetite for the use of fully electric and range extended vehicles amongst fleet operators. Read more 

Higher speeds for HGVs

Speed limits for HGVs will increase in England and Wales from 50mph to 60mph on dual, and from 40mph to 50mph on single carriageways. Read more

Convience key for Co-op expansion

The Co-op plans to open 100 new convenience stores, predominantly in the South East and Scotland, creating up to 700 jobs. Read more

CMA probing Poundland for 99p

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will investigate Poundland’s £55m takeover of rival firm 99p Stores. Read more

Wolseley driving one hour delivery slots

Wolseley UK has applied digital mapping technology, known as geofencing, to alert distribution centres of when delivery is 20 minutes from its destination. Read more

Hybrid stores for Topps Tiles

A new format for Topps Tiles will combine a boutique format with warehousing to promote greater choice and convenience for consumers. Read more

Deben Transport calls in administrators

224 jobs have been lost as Deben Transport appointed administrators following mounting losses over the previous two years. Read more

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