Following the themes of recent weeks the big winner in the Motor Transport tracker is Hargreaves Group – even if the performance of its transport group is slightly off target. On Thursday 28 February Hargreaves Group published its interim results for the six months ended 30 November 2012. Within its overall performance it noted that transport turnover increased by £300,000 from £39.7m to £40m. However underlying operating profit decreased by £100,000 from £2.2m to £2.1m. Hargreaves noted that its tanker […]
Smyths Toys Superstores has awarded Wincanton a one year distribution contract to handle the toy retailer’s nationwide deliveries. The contract will see Wincanton manage product distribution from the retailer’s warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme to its 39 stores across the UK. “When we began to look for a logistics partner we had a clear vision that we needed a provider with the scale and flexibility to meet our busy peak periods, such as the run-up to Christmas, to achieve maximum sales potential,” […]
Plymouth-based Global Garden Products (GGP) has extended its contract with Wincanton, which will take the partnership to a decade. Wincanton has provided warehousing and distribution for the manufacturer’s powered garden products since 2003, delivering to the main B&Q DCs, and direct to GGP retailers nationwide. The contract is run from Wincanton’s Rothwell depot in Leeds. Wincanton manufacturing MD Chris Kingshott said: “This latest contract extension will bring our partnership up to the 10 year mark- a tremendous milestone of which […]
Royal Mail is considering applying a fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels and mail services, while rival carrier UK Mail has reduced parcel prices for SMEs.