Gist has won a new contract with Arla Foods UK to store and distribute milk in the north of England and Scotland. The operator will handle product from Arla’s Lockerbie dairy, providing warehousing for packaged milk from the site. It will also make daily deliveries of milk to retailers across Scotland and the North. Gist said it will integrate this service with movements for other clients, which will boost the efficiency of the transport operation. Arla Foods UK general manager […]
A major investment strategy at Gist helped off-set the negative pull of a “challenging” UK food market last year and boost sales by 9% last year.
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 […]
Sainsbury’s has followed Tesco in hiking its primary distribution charges in response to rising haulier rates driven by the HGV driver shortage.