Clugston Distribution Services’ diversification strategy paid dividends last year, with the firm’s focus on expanding its market presence in fuels, bulk foods, ash powders and intermodal work throughout 2013, contributing to its robust financial performance. For the year ended 31 January 2014, the Scunthorpe-based bulk distribution specialist boosted revenue by 21% to £13.2m from £10.9m, while slashing its pre-tax loss by 64% from £774,000 to £276,000. As well as strong growth from its market and customer base diversification, Clugston revealed […]
URTU members employed by Wincanton working at the HJ Heinz factory near Wigan have voted in favour of industrial action following a pay dispute.
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 […]
Wincanton moved record volumes of groceries from one of its DCs to meet a 25% increase in demand as snow fell across the UK. The north England DC increased the shift lengths for its warehouse staff and put additional trailers on the contraxt to meet the demands of shoppers during the recent cold weather. The trailers were pre-loaded to ensure that the turnover of vehicles was maximised while Wincanton’s order management team also worked longer hours to ensure that direct […]