Gist has signed an unspecified extension to its five-year old contract with Starbucks to provide UK in-bound, storage, order processing and delivery-to-store services. As part of the renewal Gist will open a national DC in Coventry next month (September), which it says will enhance delivery schedules, reduce its environmental impact and unlock further synergy opportunities for Gist and its customers. Steve Belke, Starbucks vice-president for EMEA supply chain operations, said: “Our partnership with Gist over the last five years has […]
Gist has added the first 44 pallet refrigerated double-deckers to its fleet, increasing its pallet-carrying capacity by 10%. The 20 temperature-controlled trailers, supplied by Gist’s long-term trailer manufacturer Gray & Adams, are tailored for deliveries of chilled foods, dairy products and cut flowers to retailers across the UK and the Continent. They have been introduced to some of its high volume routes where more capacity is needed. The operator chose the increased-capacity trailers after it scrapped its plans to build […]
Gist is facing almost two weeks of strike action from warehouse staff as the result of a pay difference dispute.