DHL Supply Chain is downsizing its My Local operation after the convenience store chain was placed into administration this week. The operator took over transport and distribution for the former Morrisons convenience store estate last September from Wincanton. The 140 M Local stores were sold at a £30m loss to entrepreneur Mike Greene by Morrisons. Greene insisted last year that the new stores, rebranded as My Local, would succeed where Morrisons’ had failed. However, the chain was placed into administration […]
With an improving economy and subsequent pressure for operators to improve pay, it’s been a year of hard negotiation for many, and in some cases road transport businesses and even the DVSA have had to contend with industrial action including strikes. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at a year of disputes.
Wincanton has secured a multi-million pound extension on its contract with B&Q, taking on management of an additional warehouse. The firm will manage B&Q’s one million ft² showroom fulfilment centre in Burton-on-Trent, which provides warehousing for the retailer’s bathroom, bedroom and kitchen range. Under this new agreement, it is estimated that Wincanton will handle nine million cases of merchandise per year. “We are delighted to be extending our long term relationship with B&Q, which further demonstrates our ability to support […]
Wincanton has won a six year warehousing and distribution contract with Basmati rice producer Tilda.