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. However pre-tax profit at the food, networking and contracts logistics specialist fell by 2.7%, largely due to losses made on the disposal of fixed assets and a major fall in the income from shares in group undertakings during the period. According to the Basingstoke-based firm’s latest annual results to 31 December 2016, Gist saw […]
Gist has signed an unspecified extension to its five-year old contract with Starbucks to provide UK in-bound, storage, order processing and delivery-to-store services.
Gist said it had seen a big rise in applications for driver vacancies since the launch of its sign-on bonus and rejected claims that such schemes have only led to poaching between competing operators.
Gist has re-branded and restructured the European arm of its business, bringing several different operating companies and centres under one roof. In 2005 Gist acquired G Van Dongen Holdings, a conglomerate of seven temperature-controlled operators based in the Netherlands and Spain, with a customer base including Flowerplus, Fritolay, Maersk, and Tetrapak. Now, all seven businesses will run under the Gist banner from a central hub in Bleswijk, the Netherlands. Chief executive Martin Gwynn explained: “Traditionally these businesses have been running […]