FDBusiness.com

Wincanton awarded Morrisons contract

 Breaking News
  • Irish Distillers to Invest €150 Million in Sites in Cork and Dublin Irish Distillers has announced investment of over €150 million in its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet demand for its products as the Irish whiskey renaissance continues apace. This is accelerated by the continued growth of the company’s flagship Jameson brand, which is now in double or triple-digit growth in more than 80 markets [...]...
  • Kepak Sweeps Up Seven Awards at Blas na hEireann Irish meat processor Kepak Group has picked up seven awards at this year’s prestigious Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards, including a Gold award for its newly launched Centra Irish Angus Sirloin Steaks with Pink Peppercorn Butter. As one of Europe’s leading food innovators, Kepak was up against the top Irish producers in a range of distinct [...]...
  • Chr. Hansen Acquires Dairy Ingredient Supplier Through the acquisition of Austrian-based ingredient supplier Österreichische Laberzeugung Hundsbichler, Chr. Hansen will further expand its enzyme production and presence into the traditional segments of specialty cheeses. Hundsbichler products are widely recognized for high quality, and this acquisition will enable Chr. Hansen to offer cheesemakers a second-to-none product portfolio in the animal rennet space. The acquisition [...]...
  • Croxsons Pulls Out All the Stops For HMS Spirits Company Leading glass packaging company, Croxsons, recently came to the aid of start-up artisan gin distiller, the HMS Spirits Company, to fulfil an urgent packaging requirement. The distiller had found itself without a closure for its latest release, Mary Rose Gin, a small batch London Dry Gin produced to celebrate Henry VIII’s famous warship. The distiller, who [...]...
  • Mains Overtaking Bottled Water Coolers in West Europe 102,500 more water coolers were installed across West Europe in 2017, marking a 3.4% increase and taking the total to 3.1 million, according to a new report from the sector’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith Global. The number of mains water, point of use coolers rose by 6.2% to reach 46.9% of the total, up from [...]...

Wincanton awarded Morrisons contract

October 09
14:20 2012

Wincanton has been awarded a multi-million-pound, five-year contract by supermarket group Morrisons to operate its first ever dedicated UK convenience distribution centre in London. The contract is for combined warehouse and transport operations, supported by Wincanton’s system platform.

Morrisons recently announced plans to open 20 new convenience stores across the UK by the end of 2012 following successful trials of its “M Local” format in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. The new 100,000 sq ft cross-dock distribution centre will open in Feltham early next year.

Morrisons convenience stores are a key part of their overall group growth strategy, and Wincanton says its proven expertise in managing this type of operation in the Greater London area was a key factor in securing the contract.

Eric Born, chief executive of Wincanton, commented: “The award of this important contract with Morrisons is a clear sign that the market values Wincanton’s expertise in providing turnkey solutions to leading retailers. We have always believed that the UK retail sector offers Wincanton real opportunities to broader our service offering and grow our market share. Today’s announcement further endorses that belief and highlights the enormous potential that exists for the Group.”

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 18, 2018Future Food-Tech London - Marketing Partnership
  • October 21, 2018Int'l Food Products Exhibition (Sial)
  • October 25, 2018Italian Espresso Coffee Show (TriestEspresso Expo)
  • October 25, 2018Finnish Food Fair
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Logistics

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements