Changes to M&S supply chain could “dramatically improve” gross margins

June 18, 2014

Research analysts looking into the supply and sales processes at M&S have suggested that with a change in systems, supply chain and buying processes, the retail giant could dramatically improve its general merchandise gross margin. They also noted that when compared with peers in the same sector, gross margins in apparel could likely be much higher than the average that M&S has historically delivered. (more…)

Tanker company Norbert expands after Hopkinson takeover

May 14, 2014

After the acquisition of Hopkinson Transport, tanker business Norbert Dentressangle is set to expand. The news comes after Norbert Dentressangle reached sales of more than €1.1 billion.

Hopkinson is a family-run business that currently has a fleet of 25 vehicles which store and transport bulk powder and PVC resin. (more…)

Confidence boosted in the logistics industry

April 16, 2014

According to the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index, the logistics industry saw a rise in confidence in the second half of 2013, compared to the beginning of the year.

LEGO to build a greener supply chain

December 13, 2013

The toy giant LEGO has announced a new set of environmental goals that will see it sourcing all of its power from renewables by 2016 as it seeks a way to reduce its supply chain’s carbon footprint. (more…)

Government invests £20 million in offshore wind supply chain

August 14, 2013

Offshore wind farms in the UK are set to receive £20 million to strengthen the supply chain capability and capacity.

The money, which is provided by the Regional Growth Fund, will be used to set up a new advisory service which will offer expert support and advice to companies looking to grow within the sector. (more…)