Environment Minister Owen Paterson officially opened Grocontinental’s £5m frozen goods warehouse at its Whitchurch, Shropshire HQ last week. The 4,000m² warehouse boosts the company’s storage capacity by 13,000 pallets taking total storage capacity to 143,000 pallets. “As the biggest employer in a predominantly rural area, the company makes a major contribution to the local economy,” said Paterson, who is also MP for North Shropshire (pictured centre). “In the last 15 years, the company has implemented a substantial development plan which […]
Lenham Storage walked away from nonviable business last year rather than compromise its service standards, but the operator’s MD has warned that there has been no let-up in rate pressure since.
The GMB union has held a protest outside a Marks and Spencer retail store over the rates of pay awarded to agency staff at the retailer’s Swindon DC, which was operated until January by Wincanton and is now run by DHL Supply Chain.