Wincanton’s delivery figures in the run-up to Christmas outperformed the previous year, with fuel and container journeys up significantly. It said it delivered 110m litres of fuel to petrol forecourts across the country in the week leading up to Christmas Day, an increase of 47% compared to 2018. It also completed 4,207 shipping container journeys – up 31%. During the period, it also picked and despatched 25 million cases of food and drink and processed 250,000 pallets of FMCG products. […]
Thirty Wincanton drivers claiming they are owed thousands of pounds in holiday pay are to launch a 72-hour strike at Argos’s national distribution centre five days before Christmas.
Wincanton is now a “very different organisation” to what it was a few years ago, as the company increased turnover, more-than doubled pre-tax and continued to reduce its net debt in financial year 2013.
The promise of a solid first half in its financial year did little to improve investor confidence in Stobart Group – because investors were already ahead of the curve. On 17 April it was trading at a year low of 76.5pence per share. Today its at its year high of 109.5p – proving that investors have faith in the direction Andrew Tinkler is taking the company.