Supermarket giants have reintroduced product buying restrictions following a resurgence in panic buying across stores in Melbourne, ramping up safety measures across Victorian distribution centres. Woolworths doubled its online capacity and Coles repurposed a supermarket in Coburg as a pop-up fulfilment centre.
Charter Hall Retail Management has purchased a $111.8 million or 52 per cent interest in a $215 million high quality purpose-built distribution facility fully leased to Coles for 14.5 years.
Ford Australia has announced it will open a new distribution centre that will be one of the largest automotive parts distribution centres in Australia, marking the biggest investment in the motor company’s parts business in 60 years.
In a preventive measure to maintain stock levels across their warehouses, Coles and Woolworths have reinstated product buying limits due to a sudden demand for grocery items over the past 24 hours in certain parts of Melbourne.
Woolworths Group and Qube have announced plans to invest in an automated Regional Distribution Centre and a semi-automated National Distribution Centre in New South Wales. The total investment in the facilities from both companies will reach approximately $1.2 billion.
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