Argos employees from across the UK are to protest outside its new owner Sainsbury’s’ HQ next week, after the company failed to guarantee their futures within the business. More than 400 employees are due to be transferred to Wincanton next month, and Unite said it is concerned for its members’ futures with Argos across the whole of the UK after the company failed to guarantee it could safeguard workers’ terms and conditions. The union suggested the move could be the […]
Today Wincanton posted what its MD Eric Born (pictured) called a “boringly predictable” set of half year results, with a 1.6% decline in group turnover and a 2.6% increase in operating profit.
Wincanton says it is making good progress this financial year in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. An interim statement issued today (26 July), for the period commencing 1 April, reveals the logistics giant has traded in line with expectations and with a strong new business momentum. In particular, Wincanton has won an “important” new multi-channel contract with Kiddicare, secured a new deal with Rolls Royce, as well as scooped shared-user warehousing business with The Retail People and […]
Argos has put the first of five gas-powered Scania tractor units on the road, which are designed to run solely on compressed or liquefied natural gas.