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Arvato says backlog of CDs destined for retailers now cleared

By | Published on Wednesday 18 December 2013


Arvato, the logistics business of BMG owners Bertelsmann, says it has now cleared the previously reported backlog that occurred in its system, which was delaying the delivery of CDs to music retailers around the UK. All three major labels and indie distributor [PIAS] all make use of the Arvato network for getting their physical products around the UK.

The delays meant that retailers were running out of key stock in the all-important run up to Christmas, a situation the Entertainment Retailers Association called a “disaster for labels, artists and fans”. But the logistics firm has told Music Week that the backlog has been cleared after the company brought in extra staff over the weekend.