Woolworths Group has acquired 65 per cent equity of one of Australia’s leading foodservice suppliers, PDF Food Services. The deal includes ownership of PFD’s freehold distribution centre properties for $249 million.
In the supermarket giant’s full-year results released today, Coles’ has reported profit growth for the first time in four years. Net profit from continuing operations rose 7.1 per cent to $951 million. Coles credits its performance to pop-up distribution centres, stock replenishment system and advanced data analytics.
Fashion chain Gap Inc is speeding up its rollout of picking robots across its warehouses to fulfil online orders in a bid to ramp up productivity with less human contact.
Leading home-grown tea retailer, T2 Tea, experienced a 120 per cent growth across its digital sales channels in 2019 and as a result needed to rethink its WMS provider. MHD sits down with the technology and logistics team to find out more.
Australia’s supermarket giants are returning to normal trading hours and stock availability, following the dramatic surge in panic buying in March. Read more
Consumer panic buying in March due to the current pandemic saw a supermarket giant record its highest-ever quarterly sales growth, whilst another says strict purchasing limits hurt its sales. Read more
A major clothing retailer has signed a lease for a 18,800 square metre distribution centre in Melbourne’s west. Read more
eCommerce giant, Amazon, is using thermal cameras in its warehouses to help screen workers. Read more
A subsidiary company of Toyota Motor Corporation has secured a new warehouse facility for spare parts in western Sydney. Read more
Discount department store Kmart is turning its stores into makeshift distribution centres as demand for its products continues to soar.