Fowler Welch has reported a broadly static half-yearly revenue for the period ended 30 September, achieving £78.1m (2013:£78.2m), with its operating margin also holding firm at 2.7% (2013:2.7%). The company said overall operating profit fell 11% to £1.6m (2013: £1.8m) as a result of expected start-up losses at a new joint venture in Teynham, Kent, which launched in May, storing, ripening and packing stone-fruit and exotic and organic fruits. However, it added that margins were encouraging in this business, with […]
Fowler Welch has won a full supply chain contract with Delamere Dairy to handle its Marks & Spencer (M&S) volumes.
When Motortransport.co.uk spoke to Wincanton chief executive Eric Born last week he claimed there was little he could do about the share price of the company. Sadly, this week has proven that statement to be true.
The agricultural transport sector has fared better than others during the recession with the help of rigorous cost control and by constantly seeking to add value. Louise Cole reports The agricultural sector is performing strongly, despite a highly competitive marketplace – but the goal for operators in future will be ensuring they occupy a spot in the market where they can add value to the supply chain. The crops and produce markets fared better through the recession than many sectors […]