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Christmas 2014: Did it deliver for you?

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Christmas 2014: Did it deliver for you?

Despite solid performances from retailers John Lewis and House of Fraser over Christmas, the aftermath of the festive period has brought an icy wind for many other high street brands. M&S, Tesco and most notably Morrisons have all found disappointment in their sales figures after the wrapping, tinsel and ribbon has come off their performances over the vital holiday period. Most notable was Morrisons, whose CEO Dalton Philips has finally fallen on his sword after years of underwhelming performance, according to the FT last week....

Aftersales: Warehouse automation’s Achilles’ heel?

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Aftersales: Warehouse automation’s Achilles’ heel?

I like to think I’ve sat quietly in the back of enough warehouse automation planning meetings to understand a little bit about the project implementation process. What interests me is how the ‘soft’ skills of PR and communications can support the ‘hard’ expertise it takes to scope, develop, design, build and commission a fully functioning warehouse automation solution....

An early Christmas present for the logistics industry

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An early Christmas present for the logistics industry

Christmas arguably came early for the logistics industry, with some of the biggest retailers expecting their Black Friday sales to outstrip their Boxing Day results – extending the shopping season and providing a well-deserved respite for retailers and manufacturers as the economy slows again pre-election....

Supply chain silence and Scottish independence

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Supply chain silence and Scottish independence

With less than a week to go before the big vote on Scottish independence, the logistics industry is remarkably quiet about its potential impact, comments St John White, head of Prova’s transport team....

London Gateway, opening the door for UK logistics

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In late 2013, the London Gateway, the UK’s newest deep sea container port, received its first vessel. The new £1.5 billion development, which opened 7th November 2013, welcomed the MOL Caledon, a 58,000-tonne container ship, laden with fruit and wine from South Africa....

Super port - friend or foe?

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Super port - friend or foe?

By the end of this year, the new £1.5 billion London Gateway deep sea container port development will be finished, but what implications will this have on logistics in the UK?...

The Times, They Are a-Changing….for HMV

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The Times, They Are a-Changing….for HMV

While I would never purport to be a massive fan of Bob Dylan, his 1964 song sums up where UK retailing is right now. The recent demise of HMV has been a sobering moment for all music lovers, whether your tastes include Chopin, The Beatles, Count Basie or Girls Aloud. The point is, the way we consume music - and other products for that matter - is changing fundamentally. And such radical change is having a huge effect on the high street, which continues to bear the brunt of painful ‘retail realignment’....

That's logistics! (with apologies to UPS...)

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That's logistics! (with apologies to UPS...)

While the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee set the scene for a summer of excellence (albeit a rainy one), Christmas is now firmly on the horizon and the first snow of the season is predicted in the UK this week (up in Scotland)....

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