Hundreds of jobs at XPO Logistics’ depot in Stone, Staffordshire are under threat after Sainsbury’s decision to transfer its operations to a new national DC. The supermarket giant plans to move its operations from Stone to its new frozen food DC in Northampton in early 2019. XPO Logistics, which owns and operates the Stone site, has begun consultation procedures with the 275 Stone site employees ahead of the transfer. Staff at Stone include drivers, transport and logistics staff and warehouse operators. […]
Wincanton will be back in the black this financial year as the group’s extensive restructuring and disposals programme bears fruit. Wincanton chief executive Eric Born tells MT: “When [we] started this programme we said it would take two years to arrest the decline. We are bang on track. It’s absolutely what I’m expecting.” A year of restructuring and disposals saw it sell its European operations to focus on the UK and Ireland, dispose of its 20% shareholding in Culina Logistics […]
3) Perry Watts, DHL Supply Chain UK MD DHL Supply Chain is the majority chunk of the DHL empire in the UK, accounting for £3.8bn of its £4.5bn turnover in 2012 (the remainder being its Express and Mail businesses) and Watts is at the top of the tree.
A significant number of contract wins in XPO Logistics’ Supply Chain and Transport Solutions divisions more than offset a decline in dry bulk volumes during XPOs first full financial year of trading since it acquired Norbert Dentressangle in 2015.