Supermarket giant announces logistics operations restructure
By Punchline Reporter | 13th April 2023
Supermarket giant, Sainsbury's is overhauling its logistics operations as part of a major restructuring that will impact 7,000 staff. The supermarket giant said the change will help improve service and availability for customers and that no jobs will be lost in the process.
As reported in the Retail Gazette, the grocery chain restructure will streamline its multiple different logistics contracts to just three across transport, food and general merchandise and clothing by 2024.
This will see around 3,000 Sainsbury's and Argos staff and 4,000 existing third-party employees transfer to one of the three companies it will partner with DHL, Wincanton and GXO Logistics.
Sainsbury's said it will work closely with its colleagues, unions and partners to support those impacted by the changes.
The company plans to invest £220m into its logistics network over the next three years to modernise operations, improve its fulfilment proposition as well as reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet which will help support the delivery of its carbon reduction targets by 2035.
Simon Roberts, Sainsbury's chief executive, said: "We know these are big, bold changes and we have invested a huge amount of time planning this transformation to make sure it is successful.
"We believe our logistics and fulfilment operation will be one of our key competitive advantages in the future and today's announcement will benefit our whole network through knowledge sharing and increased innovation.
"We're confident that these changes will help us continue to invest where it will make the most impact for customers, now and in the future."
Sainsbury's has a mix of 11 Superstores and Locals across the county.
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