Contract changes and one-off project costs contributed to Gist’s annual profit plunging by more than half last year, according to the firm’s latest results. Whilst the food, networking and contracts logistics business saw turnover rise 4.8% to £437.3m (2016: £416.6m) in the year to 31 December 2017; its pre-tax profit fell 50% to £8.8m (2016: £17.7m). In its strategic report to the accounts, the company, which counts M&S, EAT and Starbucks among its clients, attributed the downward profit spiral to […]
Japanese-owned Yusen Logistics UK saw pre-tax profits leap in its latest financial year helped by a new healthcare deal and rising demand for warehousing as healthcare clients stockpiled ahead of Brexit.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is about to enter the final stage of its investigation into Mercedes-Benz and five vehicle dealerships over suspected breaches of the Competition Act in the distribution of commercial vehicles. The investigation, launched in 2010, relates to five separate alleged infringements between March 2007 and January 2010, each of them involving two or three dealers, and two of them also involving Mercedes-Benz. Apart from Mercedes UK parent Daimler UK, and ultimate parent Daimler AG, the […]
Clipper Logistics said its 33% increase in revenues in the six months ending 31 October was the result of high-profile customer contract wins and organic growth in its e-commerce business.