Fowler Welch saw turnover increase during the first half of this year after taking over transport operations at Dairy Crest’s Nuneaton NDC in 2016. According to parent company Dart Group’s interim results, the food distribution business saw turnover rise 4% to £83m in the six months to 30 September 2017 (2016: £80m), also helped by increased volumes at its Teynham and Heywood sites. Operating profit only marginally increased to £2.4m from £2.3m during the same reporting period last year, which […]
Fowler Welch’s move into ambient distribution alongside its chilled business is already paying dividends as MD Nick Hay tells Steve Hobson Although Nick Hay – MD of Fowler Welch since November 2010 – has, like the firm he runs, a background in chilled distribution, he sees ambient markets as far more happy hunting grounds. As Stobart’s withdrawal from the chilled market demonstrates, this has become a price-led commodity business where operators struggle to make money.
Cambridgeshire-based Knowles Transport slipped into the red after operational issues at its – at that point – newly opened Wisbech DC resulted in “significant costs”.