Gist has signed an unspecified extension to its five-year old contract with Starbucks to provide UK in-bound, storage, order processing and delivery-to-store services. As part of the renewal Gist will open a national DC in Coventry next month (September), which it says will enhance delivery schedules, reduce its environmental impact and unlock further synergy opportunities for Gist and its customers. Steve Belke, Starbucks vice-president for EMEA supply chain operations, said: “Our partnership with Gist over the last five years has […]
Gist has re-branded and restructured the European arm of its business, bringing several different operating companies and centres under one roof. In 2005 Gist acquired G Van Dongen Holdings, a conglomerate of seven temperature-controlled operators based in the Netherlands and Spain, with a customer base including Flowerplus, Fritolay, Maersk, and Tetrapak. Now, all seven businesses will run under the Gist banner from a central hub in Bleswijk, the Netherlands. Chief executive Martin Gwynn explained: “Traditionally these businesses have been running […]
Gist has expanded its contract with Young’s Seafood with additional volumes out of its sites in Grimsby and Fraserburgh.
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