Wincanton has secured a four-year contract to provide support at two new DCs for furniture and homeware retailer Ikea. Wincanton will lease and fit-out the DCs, which have a combined space of more than 500,000ft², in two locations north and south of the River Thames. The operator said the deal will support Ikea’s future growth plans, including its e-commerce growth strategy. Wincanton saw a 52% increase in pre-tax profit for the six months ended 30 September, due to improved performance […]
TNT Post says it has secured a “great coup” after revealing details of a contract it began work on in February to deliver mail for Tesco. As a result TNT Post, which demerged from parent TNT NV in May 2011, will deliver all of Tesco’s communications with its customers – totaling some 180 million item a year – including its Clubcard scheme and Tesco Bank. Nick Wells, TNT Post chief executive, says: “Winning Tesco as a client is a great […]
Wincanton has won a three-year extension to its transport management contract with WHSmith.
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.