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News - 04/12/2017

LSH Shedlines December 2017

Our monthly round-up of recent market news...

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Argos creates 500 jobs and opens new facilities to expand deliveries

Retailer Argos is creating 500 new jobs and opening two new regional warehouses as it looks to expand same-day deliveries for Christmas. Read more>

CEVA opens refurbished facility for health care customers

Dutch supply chain management company CEVA has opened a fully refurbished 132,000 sq ft facility in Redditch, Worcestershire. The renovated site will serve customers across the health care sector.  Read more>

Drivers urged to retrain by Chancellor 

People who drive for a living will have to retrain over the next ten to twenty years as driverless vehicles become more widespread, according to the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond.  Around 1 million people will be affected. Read more>

Government drops Kent M20 lorry park plan at Stanford

The Department for Transport (DfT) has abandoned plans for a £250m lorry park in Kent.  The park, for up to 3,600 lorries, was planned to relieve motorway congestion during cross-Channel disruption. Read more>

Tesco given green light for £3.7bn takeover of Booker  

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given the go-ahead for Tesco's £3.7bn takeover of cash and carry giant Booker. Read more>

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