Culina Group has acquired Great Bear Distribution for an undisclosed sum, effective from today (1 March) in a move that significantly expands the ambient network of the temperature-controlled specialist. The two businesses said that together it would have a combined turnover of some £400m, with Culina contributing £240m to that total (incorporating its Integrated Packing Services subsidiary and its 50% joint venture CML Fulfilment and Logistics) and Great Bear contributing £150m. In the most recent set of accounts filed at […]
Aberdeen-based ARR Craib Transport has said that the falling price of oil in 2014 did not stop its growth last year, as it leaned on food and drink and construction and building customers. In the year-ending 31 March 2015 turnover rose to £52.8, from £46.1m in the previous year, while pre-tax profit was flat at £1.69m.
Culina has won a new distribution contract with Bute Island Foods to transport its vegan Sheese product to wholesalers and retailers across the UK. The food firm originally ran its Sheese distribution operation from Scotland, however, it decided it would be able to reach a wider market more effectively by switching to a logistics provider with national capabilities and a stronger southern presence. Temperature-controlled specialist Culina will manage the new contract from its Stafford hub, with stock brought into the […]
The recent heatwave has seen massive spikes in retail volumes for chilled and frozen goods, according to DHL Supply Chain. The UK’s largest logistics firm said the hot weather in July had seen demand for bottled water rise by 45% and soft drink volume increase by 35%.