Wincanton has renewed its long-standing distribution contract with the Co-op for a further five years. The two companies have worked together for more than 25 years, and Wincanton will continue to fulfil the deal from the Co-op’s depots in Lea Green, Merseyside and Cardinal, Cambridgeshire. The operation employs 700 people and uses a fleet of 700 trucks. Wincanton makes around 130,000 journeys to around 1,000 Co-op stores around the country every year. Wincanton said it will continue to drive for […]
More than 400 Argos employees are to strike next week, in protest at the proposed transfer of 96 drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics.
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 […]
Fuel distributors and the Unite union are poised for a fourth day of negotiations over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment terms. Conciliation service Acas is heading up the talks, which first kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and reconvened yesterday morning (10 April) at 10am following the Easter weekend. The negotiations follow a majority vote for national strike action announced on 26 March from Unite tanker drivers, which supply fuel to around 90% of UK fuel courts – about […]