Gregory Distribution has renewed its farm collection contract with Dairy Crest at Davidstow in Cornwall. The new contract, which commences on 2 December, is for a period of three years. In a statement the company says: “This renewal is a reflection of the continued commitment by all Gregory staff involved in the Dairy Crest contract to deliver the excellent service provided to our customer”. Resulting from this award, Gregory will be investing in a new fleet of vehicles and trailers […]
CM Downton has scored a hat-trick of renewals worth £3.5m a year, with three paper and packaging industry clients.
Like many family-owned hauliers, Gregory Distribution is now run by the third generation – in this case CEO John Gregory – after being set up between the two world wars. “My grandfather started in 1919 with a horse and cart,” says Gregory. “His first truck was an ex-First World War Model T Ford, but the trucks all went off to Second World War. My father joined him when the first truck came back after the war.”
Wincanton Logistics has strengthened its ties with Sainsbury’s following the award of a major warehousing and distribution deal with the supermarket giant. The three-year contract to handle the majority of business for Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores across London is a welcome boost for the South-west operator following the recent loss of a £100m contract with electrical retailer Comet. Sainsbury’s will be building a new distribution centre in Thameside, south east London to handle the work, which is due to start […]