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Wincanton

We deliver operational excellence in contract logistics and distribution by building strong customer relationships, gained by our ability to listen, understand and respond to their needs.Wincanton is the largest British logistics firm, providing supply chain consultancy and solutions to some of the world’s most admired brands. We employ approximately 17,500 people across more than 200 sites and have a 3,600-strong fleet of vehicles.

Retail and Covid-19: 5 key delivery and returns talking points

With the shops that were temporarily shuttered due to the coronavirus all set to open up again over the coming weeks, albeit with stricter restrictions on visitor numbers and all sorts of health and safety features, how much share of their sales will online have taken?

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Coronavirus impact: where will automation in retail be accelerated?

Some retailers are using automation in warehouses or delivery, but so many retailer processes – in stores, online, and throughout head offices – have the potential to be automated. For this week’s blog we wanted to assess what impact the coronavirus pandemic may have on retail’s relationship with automation.

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8 warehouse factors for retailers to think about

In short, fulfilment is in fashion. The back end is increasingly front and centre. And with online retail significantly up on last year, demand for warehousing space is growing, and retailers continue to prioritise DC planning.

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Will more multichannel retailers go online-only?

There are many questions raised by such a shift in model, not least how should businesses following this route shape themselves, and what will be required to succeed as a multichannel-turned-pureplay retailer? We discussed it with IMRG members, to gauge their views.

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Good living: how can home and garden retail maintain its momentum?

Where does the category go from here? How does it build on that momentum, can it maintain this strong performance, and what are the things it needs to consider and look out for in the months ahead?

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