Argos is planning to close its Magna Park site in Lutterworth and transfer most of the site’s operations to a Wincanton DC in Kettering. The move will see up to 500 warehouse and distribution workers outsourced to Wincanton by December this year. The plans are part of a wider restructuring at Argos following its acquisition last year by Sainsbury’s. In June 96 drivers – the last of Argos’ in-house drivers – were transferred to Eddie Stobart, raising concerns it was part […]
Wincanton has secured a multi-million pound extension on its contract with B&Q, taking on management of an additional warehouse. The firm will manage B&Q’s one million ft² showroom fulfilment centre in Burton-on-Trent, which provides warehousing for the retailer’s bathroom, bedroom and kitchen range. Under this new agreement, it is estimated that Wincanton will handle nine million cases of merchandise per year. “We are delighted to be extending our long term relationship with B&Q, which further demonstrates our ability to support […]
Customers’ willingness to shake up the status quo will stand Wincanton in good stead whatever challenges lie ahead, according to its boss.
Argos logistics workers are to strike for three weeks from tomorrow (15 August) as the two sides remain at loggerheads over a redundancy payments dispute.