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  • John Lewis Partnership sales slow January 11, 2019
    John Lewis Partnership gross sales were up by 1.4 per cent for the seven weeks to 5 January 2019. Waitrose & Partners sales were up 0.3 per cent on a like-for-like basis whilst John Lewis & Partners sales were up 1.0 per cent on a like-for-like basis. Waitrose & Partners online sales increased by 12.8 […]
    Maria Highland
  • Christmas sales growth for Tesco January 10, 2019
    Like-for-like sales in the UK grew by 1.2 per cent in 19-week period to 5 January 2019 whilst Booker grew by 9.6 per cent. Tesco UK business third quarter like-for-like sales increased by 0.7 per cent, reflecting Tesco’s twelfth consecutive quarter of growth. The Christmas period saw a 2.2 per cent growth in like-for-like sales. […]
    Maria Highland
  • Robotic welder for the Cartwright Group January 8, 2019
    Trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer the Cartwright Group has invested in a fully programmable robotic welder at its South Manchester production facility, as well as other investments to boost productivity. The robotic welder enables components to be manufactured to tolerance of 0.2mm. “The quality of components that are welded by the robot is tremendous; […]
    Maria Highland
  • 5 supply chain trends for 2019   January 8, 2019
    FuturMaster has outlined its 5 key supply chain trends to look out for in 2019 which includes AI, collaboration, IoT and cloud solutions, as well as Brexit. Artificial intelligence and machine learning: a concept widely spoken about but very few are yet to fully utilise this in their operations. Futurmaster predicts this will change in […]
    Maria Highland
  • Micro-bots to cut road disruption January 2, 2019
    The government plans to invest £26.6 million to build micro robots to repair the UK’s underground pipe network and prevent disruption of roadworks in the future. The robots will be 1 cm-long and use sensors and navigation systems to find and mend cracks in pipes. The aim of the robot is to reduce the disruption […]
    Maria Highland
  • Logistics problems hit sales at Bang & Olufsen December 20, 2018
    Bang & Olufsen, the Danish manufacturer of high-end TVs and stereos, has downgraded its profit forecast, blaming challenges in onboarding a new logistics partner and a time lag in the transformation of the sales and distribution network. It said second quarter revenue is expected to be nine per cent down on last year, and revenue […]
    Malory Davies
  • Starship Technologies collaborates with Guide Dogs December 19, 2018
    Starship technologies collaborated with Guide Dogs to explore how autonomous delivery robots interact with visually impaired people using guide dogs. The pilot, held in Milton Keynes, included studying how guide dogs accompanied by their owners and/or trainers reacted to encounters with Starship’s autonomous delivery robots in live scenarios. This included meeting from the front and […]
    Maria Highland
  • G&P picks former Jaguar chief as chairman December 19, 2018
    G&P, which works with automotive and aerospace manufacturers and associated supply chains to improve quality and efficiency, has appointed Geoff Cousins, former managing director at Jaguar UK, as its chairman. Cousins said: “Having worked closely with G&P for the last few months, I have been very impressed by its commitment to delivering a world class […]
    Maria Highland
  • Asda and Sainsbury’s win more time December 18, 2018
    Asda and Sainsbury’s have won more time to provide information to the Competition and Markets Authority after applying for a judicial review of the deadline set by the authority. A spokesperson for the two retailers said: “J Sainsbury plc and Asda Group Limited attended a Competition Appeal Tribunal hearing today concerning the process and timetable […]
    Maria Highland
  • Siemens digital logistics and LOCOM merge December 17, 2018
    Siemens Digital Logistics and LOCOM Software and LOCOM Consulting have merged and are now operating under the brand name Siemens Digital Logistics as of December 14, 2018. The merger enables the company to become leading providers of innovative consulting services in the logistics sector, aiming to shape the future of the logistics industry with progressive […]
    Maria Highland

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