The GMB union has held a protest outside a Marks and Spencer retail store over the rates of pay awarded to agency staff at the retailer’s Swindon DC, which was operated until January by Wincanton and is now run by DHL Supply Chain. Earlier this year, the union launched legal action against DHL, Wincanton, and two firms involved in the supply of agency staff to the site – Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Services and Tempay – after alleging that agency […]
Howard Tenens has acquired a new warehouse in Cheshire as part of its continued expansion into the North of England.
Wincanton has extended its relationship with B&Q, in a deal that sees it handling inbound container logistics as well as planning deliveries across the DIY chain’s national network. The operator, which has managed B&Q’s horticulture distribution for several years, became its sole UK ports-to-distribution centre provider earlier this year. It will handle 15,000 containers a year for B&Q as a result, and by moving a quarter by rail, estimates a CO2 saving of 3,400 tonnes year. Wincanton has also since […]
Miniclipper Logistics has confirmed it is looking for another new storage facility, after a 5,000 pallet warehouse it opened just before Christmas at Houghton Regis was filled almost immediately.