Great Bear Distribution has hired a former DHL Tradeteam manager as its new CEO. Alastair Isbister (pictured), who began the role this month, had previously held the position of VP business development and account management at DHL Tradeteam for more than seven years. He will report directly to Culina Group CEO Thomas van Mourik. Isbister said his goal is to expand Great Bear Distribution. He said: “I am looking forward to helping take Great Bear Distribution to the next level. […]
As the UK inflation rate rose through the year to reach 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, 2017 saw industrial unrest gather momentum in the logistics sector, as drivers demanded increased pay or bridled against company measures to cut costs.
DHL Tradeteam is facing the threat of industrial action less than a month after it began integrating Carlsberg UK’s secondary logistics operation into one of its depots.
Culina Logistics has won a national distribution contract with natural sugar alternative firm Total Sweet. The contract, which began in September, will be operated out of Culina’s warehouse in Leighton Buzzard and will see it deliver pallets to retailers such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Holland & Barrett, using its shared user network across ten sites. Total Sweet selected Culina as it was able to offer the firm greater flexibility in case picking costs than its previous logistics provider. Total Sweet […]