Tesco is re-tendering its transport operation after the announcement it would close two DCs and move some of its warehouse operations in-house. A spokesman for Tesco confirmed that the retailer was re-tendering the transport services for its frozen operations from Daventry and its fresh operation from Snodland, Kent. Tesco announced yesterday that it would be closing its Welham Green DC in Hertfordshire, moving grocery distribution operations to Reading, alongside the closure of its Chesterfield DC (with general merchandising moving to one DC in […]
Liverpool-based nut processor and packer Trigon Snacks has awarded a new contract for warehousing and distribution of its brands, including Planters and BigD, to Culina. Under the deal, Trigon products will be stored at Culina’s Middleton depot, near Manchester, and delivered using a shared user-model to wholesalers and retailers throughout the UK. A key issue in choosing Culina was the ability of the warehousing component of the operation to cope with seasonal peaks, said Trigon Snacks supply chain manager Kevin […]
Wincanton has signed a contract renewal with WH Smith, which will see its relationship with the high street retailer reach two decades. The logistics provider has won a three-year extension, as part of a collaborative transport agreement, that sees it delivering for a mixture of 30 retailers and manufacturers. By sharing loads it has enabled Wincanton to reduce the number of deliveries it makes, splitting costs among participants while cutting carbon emissions. Paul Durkin, business unit director at Wincanton, says: […]
Wincanton is to install MiX telematics in 1,800 of its vehicles as part of an ongoing safety programme.