Contract Wins

Palletways wins £2m a year Better Bathrooms deal

April 23, 2012 Christopher Walton

Palletways has won a £2m, 12-month rolling contract with Better Bathrooms.com that will see the network move some 70,000 pallets a year. Bathroom furniture, accessories and suites will be transported from Palletways hubs in Fradley, Staffs; Greenford, London  and Livingston, West Lothian. Two new jobs will also be created at the network as a result. Rob Gittins, UK sales director at Palletways Owned Operations, says: “Over the years, we have built a very sophisticated pallet delivery network and an extensive […]

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Culina acquires Cert Octavian’s supply chain operations

April 23, 2012 Hayley Pink

Culina Group has acquired the supply chain activities of Cert Octavian for an undisclosed amount, as it continues with its strategy to double the business in the next five years. The deal will see Culina Logistics’ parent taking over Cert Octavian’s distribution and warehousing contracts, facilities and staff, which will expand the group’s network to eight ambient DCs across the UK. The wine specialist will retain its cellarage business. It is expected around 300 staff will transfer across to Culina […]

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Clipper Logistics wins Swedish clothing contract

April 23, 2012 Hayley Pink

Clipper Logistics has won a new contract with Swedish children’s clothes retailer Polarn O. Pyret. It sees Clipper provide logistics from its Ollerton facility, as well as a warehousing arrangement that will allow expansion of Polarn’s current product range and offer store replenishment it its second phase, reducing the lead time of stock from Sweden. Leeds-based Clipper will handle around 5,500 SKUs, which will fulfill clothing orders in the UK and Ireland. The company says it was awarded the contract […]

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ND renews Tesco recycling services contract

April 20, 2012 Christopher Walton

Norbert Dentressangle has renewed its contract with Tesco to manage 12 of its recycling service units (RSUs) and won a new contract to maintain the retailers loose equipment fleet. The new contract will see ND service and maintain more than a million roll cages, as well as trays, buckets and dollies for Tesco providing repair services at the supermarket chain’s 22 distribution centres in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Tesco RSU network was set up in 1995 and handles […]

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Seafield Logistics pops Cornscape win

April 16, 2012 Christopher Walton

Worksop, Notts-based Seafield Logistics has won a contract with popcorn manufacturer Cornscape that will see it deliver products to retailers, cinemas and rental shops. As a result of the contract Seafield’s Worksop depot will receive in excess of 30,000 pallets a year including raw corn and ‘Popz’ corn containers from the US and Europe. Seafield says it will also add two more vehicles to its fleet as a result of the deal to aid delivery of 900 loads a year […]

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Culina scoops Gu Desserts contract

April 16, 2012 Hayley Pink

Culina Logistics has won a chilled warehousing and primary distribution contract with Gu Desserts, part of the Noble Foods Group. The Shropshire logistics firm says it won back the Gu Desserts business, which was a previous customer of Culina, due to a collaborative arrangement splitting operations between the food manufacturer’s Walthamstow site and its own Haverhill DC. Simon Grant, supply chain manager at Gu Desserts, says: “Culina was able to demonstrate the various positive opportunities available in the redesign of […]

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Advanced Supply Chain wins three-year Matalan contract

April 12, 2012 Hayley Pink

Advanced Supply Chain (ASC) has won a three-year contract with Matalan to handle the fashion chain’s pre-retail distribution. The deal will see ASC deliver approximately 10 million garments a year to Matalan’s DCs. The Bradford firm says it won the contract after its audit of Matalan’s supply chain, which identified the need for additional pre-retail operations in the UK to improve stock availability. Advanced Supply Chain chief executive Mike Danby says: “Competitive retail selling prices are key to growth in […]

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Widdowson Group picked for Waitrose Midlands logistics

April 12, 2012 Hayley Pink

The Widdowson Group has been appointed as the Midlands logistics partner for Waitrose, the first time a third party has been selected by the supermarket to cover this region of the country. Waitrose has previously only nominated carriers to assist with distribution work in the North and South of the UK.The contract will see Widdowson’s move full and groupage loads to Waitrose DCs in Aylesford, Bardon, Bracknell and Milton Keynes. Full loads will be taken directly to the supermarket’s DCs, […]

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Hermes wins five-year New Look deal

April 10, 2012 Hayley Pink

Hermes has been awarded a five-year contract with fashion chain New Look to handle the home delivery of the retailer’s e-commerce orders. Delivering more than three million parcels per year to UK households, the goods will first be collected from New Look’s fulfilment hub in Lichfield, Staffs, before being transported to Hermes’ NDC in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The packages, including clothes, shoes and accessories, will be delivered by the parcel firm’s 7,500 couriers using either a 48-hour or next-day service. Pat […]

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NFT wins Adams Foods primary distribution deal

April 5, 2012 Hayley Pink

NFT has beaten rivals to a primary logistics contract with Adams Foods, that will run for a minimum of three years. Operated from NFT’s flagship Daventry DC, the deal will include the handling of more than 3,500 pallets per week of cheese and butter products, including Kerrygold and Pilgrims’ Choice brands. This equates to 14.5 million cases of product per year being delivered to major retailers and foodservice providers. The contract includes total primary logistics services from the collection of […]