UK Supermarket chain Asda to invest in new depots

Leeds, UK:  Asda is investing over £500m in 2012, with plans for three new depots along with 25 new stores.

The depots will add additional capacity and efficiency to Asda’s logistics network, enabling it to meet planned organic growth. The new depot in Rochdale will service chilled and frozen products to stores along the M62 corridor. The replacement depot in Scotland increases capacity for delivery of groceries to stores in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The investment in Yorkshire will upgrade a depot that originally formed part of the Netto chain into a state-of-the-art ‘cross dock’ allowing products to be shipped in and out in minimal time.

Over the past five years Asda says its distribution team has delivered almost 25% more products, despite driving 19 million fewer miles – these three new depots take an additional one million miles off the road.

Asda is part of the world’s biggest retailer Walmart.

WORLD NEWS

K Group tests Thermo King E-200 for Finnish grocery delivery

Helsinki, Finland: K Group has tested Thermo King’s electric E-200 fridge on an electric-powered MAN eTGE van on food delivery in Finland.  K Group is …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Krone Cool Liner celebrates 25 years

Werlte, Germany: Krone launched its first refrigerated trailer in 1996 and to mark the 25th anniversary a special Edition of the trailer is being launched. …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Bolloré Logistics to open new pharma unit

Roissy, France: Bolloré Logistics is to handle healthcare products at its Roissy hub with an 800m2 extension of a pharmaceutical unit. This will give Bolloré …

READ THE FULL STORY >

New coldstore for Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium: Brussels Airport has opened refrigerated storage for Kuehne+Nagel, Worldwide Flight Services and Expeditors. Kuehne+Nagel is expanding its activities at Brussels Airport for handling …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

Latest Tweets

Hultsteins appoints Longhurst Refrigeration as its UK aftersales service partner: bit.ly/3x65xK8 pic.twitter.com/pm8lz8b0iD

© 2021 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ