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'Logistics' has a reputation for being about grimy trucks and warehouses - but it's actually a dynamic, vibrant career. We spoke to DHL's head of fuel intelligence, Ian MacAulay, to find out how he got his career.

Original Source: The Independent 08.08.2013

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Developer Prologis has gained outline planning permission for a new £150 million logistics park at Appleby Lodge in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Original Source: Logistics Manager 07.08.2013

The site will provide 2 million sq ft of employment space and has the potential to create up to 2,500 jobs.

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Logistics firm Nightfreight has been rebranded as DX Freight. The move - which follows the takeover of the company by the DX Group last year - was effective from 1st August.

05.08.2013

DX Group, which claims to be the largest independent mail, courier and logistics operator in the UK and Ireland, acquired the circa £120m turnover Nightfreight business in March 2012.

Nightfreight is based in Willenhall in the West Midlands and offers services including white glove home delivery of big-ticket items such as furniture.

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A stalled industrial park development on the outskirts of Derby is set to come back to life with a £45 million distribution centre that could create hundreds of jobs.

Original Source: This Is Derbyshire 02.08.2013

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World renowned fashion brand SuperGroup have invested £18 million into a new warehouse in Burton.

Original Source: Burton Mail 30.07.2013

SuperGroup, which is behind such brands as Superdry, is to move into a warehouse, known as The Duke, on Centrum 100, in a move that will create 200 new jobs.

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JCB today announced plans to open a new facility in North Staffordshire in a move which will create hundreds of new jobs. 

Original Source: HUB4 24.07.2013

The company - which currently has 11 plants in the UK and 11 overseas and is the world’s third largest manufacturer of construction equipment - is creating a new logistics hub on land next to the A500 in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Plans for a new warehouse development between Brownsover and the M6 have been described as a “major opportunity” for Rugby.

Original source: Rugby Advertiser 16.07.2013

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Logistics business Norbert Dentressangle is to open a new distribution centre in Taunton for its specialist services operation.

Original Source: Insider News South West 15.07.2013

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SUPERMARKET giant Asda has announced plans to move back into its 225,000sq ft warehouse in Didcot in a move expected to create a “significant” number of new jobs.

Original source: Oxford Mail 11.07.2013

In 2009 Asda switched from its base on the Southmead industrial estate to a new £42m Asda ‘eco’ distribution depot in Sutton Courtenay.

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French sports retailer, Decathlon, has acquired its first UK distribution Centre.

10.07.2013

The company has taken the 190,000 sq ft former Tesco warehouse in Brackmills, Northamptonshire which became vacant following the recent opening of Tesco’s new 850,000 sq ft rail served distribution centre at DIRFT2.

Lambert Smith Hampton advised Tesco, while Decathlon represented itself.

The building is currently being fitted out by Decathlon and will become fully operational later in the year.

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