UK: Co-operative Group seeks staff for new RDC
The Co-operative Group is looking for staff ahead of the launch of a regional distribution centre in Andover
UK-based grocer the Co-operative Group has today (12 April) announced a "major recruitment drive" to find 1,000 staff for a new regional distribution centre in Andover.
The retailer announced today that it is seeking staff for the 467,000 square foot, multi-temperature regional distribution centre based at the Andover Commercial Park in Hampshire.
The group has invested some GBP28m (US$45.6m) in developing the centre, which is set to launch in June this year and will service more than 400 stores across southern England.
It has awarded logistics company Norbert Dentressangle the contract to run transport operations from the site while warehouse operations will be handled internally.
Commenting on the move, the Co-op's regional head of logistics, Mark Leonard said: "The Co-operative Group's food business has significantly grown in recent years and our logistics operation has undergone a major overhaul to develop accordingly. This investment will help us to continue to provide high standards of service to our customers, while also allowing for further growth."
The retailer is seeking some 550 warehouse operatives, 300 drivers and around 150 admin and management staff to work at the centre.
This month's just-food management briefing looks at the use of self-service technology in food retail outlets around the world. In part one, Glynn Davis outlines the different concepts in place in sto...
The uncertain economic outlook, fed by the fears over Greece's public finances and pessimism over the growth prospects of markets like the US and the UK, is a key theme of this week's World Retail Con...
The UK woke to a blustery Monday morning today (12 September) and to the gloomy news that households in the country are yet to face the full effects of the 2008/09 economic slump....
Every now and then, while commuting into work, a business headline comes onto the radio that stops you in your tracks and, last week, the stark comments from The Co-operative Group's chief executive o...
The chief executive of The Co-operative Group last week highlighted the economic headwinds hitting the UK retail sector, while, in the US, Hurricane Irene added to the metaphorical storms....
Yet more signs of how challenging trading conditions are emerged this week, with UK retailer The Co-operative Group's gloomy prognosis over the country's retail sector and Heinz, which has enjoyed rec...
- US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food
- CAGNY analysis: Danone's growth strategy
- How General Mills plans to grow - CAGNY
- Comment: Meal kits in US - don't believe the hype
- Interview: A2 Milk Co. chair firm's rapid rise
- Unilever launches operational review
- Nestle launches global sugar target
- Bonduelle to buy US produce group Ready Pac Foods
- Unilever 'giving serious thought to split'
- ABF sees further grocery revival