Whitchurch, Shropshire-based food logistics specialist Grocontinental has reported a near 29% increase in pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 October 2012 . Profit increased from £2.08m to £2.68m, which came on a rise in turnover of almost 9% to just over £28.3m (2011: £26m). Turnover was split almost evenly between the firm’s distribution (51.2%) and warehousing (48.8%) activities. The family-owned firm, which runs 65 tractive units and has 120 temperature-controlled and curtainsided trailers, said its warehouse space utilisation rose […]
Around 2,000 drivers and warehouse staff across three Tesco DCs could be taking strike action in the run-up to Christmas, after union Unite began balloting them following what it described as a “pitiful” pay offer by the retailer.
Fakenham, Norfolk haulier Jack Richards & Son has reported a 56% rise in pre-tax profit, and £2.3m rise in turnover, for the year ending 31 May 2012. The firm said the increase was down to a number of factors, including a slight hardening in rates, successful efforts to improve fuel consumption, a fortuitously-timed Christmas break and a number of new contracts that helped cut empty running. Turnover at the vehicle operator rose almost 9% during the year, from £25.6m to […]
Meachers Global Logistics has netted a three-year contract extension with packaging company Huhtamaki (UK).