Supply chain provider Gist has extended its services for soft fruit producer Berry Gardens after 20 years of working with the business. The new service will see Gist handle primary distribution of fresh produce to Sainsbury’s in the West Midlands. Gist chief executive Martin Gwynn said: “We are very pleased to be developing our long standing partnership with Berry Gardens. By delivering outstanding service and innovation, Gist continues to support our customers in the important fruit and produce sector.” The […]
Dairy Crest has expanded its relationship with Gist, incorporating cream and flavoured milk into its existing milk supply chain operations for a major retailer.
Argos employees from across the UK are to protest outside its new owner Sainsbury’s’ HQ next week, after the company failed to guarantee their futures within the business.
Sainsbury’s is Britain’s third largest grocery retailer (behind Tesco and Asda), turning over nearly £23bn in the year to 19 March 2011 and making a pre-tax profit of £827mn. Despite buying 24 stores from the Co-op in 2009 in the north and Midlands, Sainsbury’s stronghold remains the south east of England, and if it is to challenge for top slot and fend off the threat of fourth placed supermarket Morrisons, it has to expand its footprint outside this most affluent […]