A strong performance in Wincanton’s contract logistics business saw turnover jump in the first half of its financial year, but losses in its Pullman Fleet Services division slowed profit growth. Group turnover increased 5.8% to £582.8m in the six months to 30 September (2014: £550.9m), mainly driven by strong volumes in open book contracts and new and renewed business wins, including extended contracts with long-standing customers Dairy Crest and HJ Heinz. Pre-tax profit crept up 1.6% to £12.9m (2014: £12.7m). […]
Homeware supplier Loaf has awarded a new multichannel contract for nationwide storage and distribution services to Wincanton.
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.