Wincanton has appointed Ian Keilty as MD, retail and consumer. Keilty was most recently vice president, European supply chain at Sysco and was previously chief operating officer of Brakes group before Sysco acquired it in 2016. He has also held various roles on the operating boards and executive committees at Booker Group and Iceland Stores. Wincanton said Keilty will succeed Liam McElroy, who is stepping down after six years in the role during which time he has been “instrumental in […]
Wincanton has won a contract extension with Waitrose for storage and distribution of wines and spirits to 357 UK outlets, which include supermarkets, motorway service stations, Ocado and Waitrose Cellar sites.
The GMB union has held a protest outside a Marks and Spencer retail store over the rates of pay awarded to agency staff at the retailer’s Swindon DC, which was operated until January by Wincanton and is now run by DHL Supply Chain.
Wincanton has reversed heavy losses and is “back on track” – despite a 9.6% fall in turnover – after a turbulent two years that saw it sell its loss-making European activities and exit a poor performing market in the UK.