Eddie Stobart Logistics is in talks with an unnamed company to acquire it in a deal valued at around £50m In a statement to the London Stock Exchange today (7 June), Eddie Stobart said: “The company announces that it is in discussions regarding the potential acquisition of a logistics service provider whose operations are complementary to the Eddie Stobart group’s existing offering. “It is expected that the total consideration would be in the region of £50m, funded by a mix […]
The Unite union has accused Tesco of getting Stobart Group “to do its dirty work” for it, after the 183 drivers based at the operator’s Doncaster DC were told they faced possible redundancy. Eddie Stobart revealed its plans to staff at the DC yesterday (5 September), confirming Unite’s worst fears following the transfer of the business and staff from Tesco to Stobart on 5 August. David Pickering, Eddie Stobart MD, said: “After a thorough assessment and review of the transport […]
The Unite union has threatened The Co-operative Group with nationwide industrial action over the transfer of 50-Midlands based drivers to Eddie Stobart.
Stobart Group says it has seen no significant improvement in its transport business’s fortunes, since it warned of tough trading conditions at the end of June. In a pre-close statement the company, which has just announced it will be increasing its hybrid truck fleet, says the UK recession is dampening growth within transport. While the majority of the Eddie Stobart transport business has progressed well, the restructuring of the chilled business alongside bad simmer weather has resulted in losses. Stobart, […]