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ND renews Tesco recycling services contract

April 20, 2012 Peter Steele

Norbert Dentressangle has renewed its contract with Tesco to manage 12 of its recycling service units (RSUs) and won a new contract to maintain the retailers loose equipment fleet. The new contract will see ND service and maintain more than a million roll cages, as well as trays, buckets and dollies for Tesco providing repair services at the supermarket chain’s 22 distribution centres in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Tesco RSU network was set up in 1995 and handles […]

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Seafield Logistics pops Cornscape win

April 16, 2012 Peter Steele

Worksop, Notts-based Seafield Logistics has won a contract with popcorn manufacturer Cornscape that will see it deliver products to retailers, cinemas and rental shops. As a result of the contract Seafield’s Worksop depot will receive in excess of 30,000 pallets a year including raw corn and ‘Popz’ corn containers from the US and Europe. Seafield says it will also add two more vehicles to its fleet as a result of the deal to aid delivery of 900 loads a year […]

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Culina scoops Gu Desserts contract

April 16, 2012 Hayley Pink

Culina Logistics has won a chilled warehousing and primary distribution contract with Gu Desserts, part of the Noble Foods Group. The Shropshire logistics firm says it won back the Gu Desserts business, which was a previous customer of Culina, due to a collaborative arrangement splitting operations between the food manufacturer’s Walthamstow site and its own Haverhill DC. Simon Grant, supply chain manager at Gu Desserts, says: “Culina was able to demonstrate the various positive opportunities available in the redesign of […]

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Advanced Supply Chain wins three-year Matalan contract

April 12, 2012 Hayley Pink

Advanced Supply Chain (ASC) has won a three-year contract with Matalan to handle the fashion chain’s pre-retail distribution. The deal will see ASC deliver approximately 10 million garments a year to Matalan’s DCs. The Bradford firm says it won the contract after its audit of Matalan’s supply chain, which identified the need for additional pre-retail operations in the UK to improve stock availability. Advanced Supply Chain chief executive Mike Danby says: “Competitive retail selling prices are key to growth in […]

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Widdowson Group picked for Waitrose Midlands logistics

April 12, 2012 Hayley Pink

The Widdowson Group has been appointed as the Midlands logistics partner for Waitrose, the first time a third party has been selected by the supermarket to cover this region of the country. Waitrose has previously only nominated carriers to assist with distribution work in the North and South of the UK.The contract will see Widdowson’s move full and groupage loads to Waitrose DCs in Aylesford, Bardon, Bracknell and Milton Keynes. Full loads will be taken directly to the supermarket’s DCs, […]

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Hermes wins five-year New Look deal

April 10, 2012 Hayley Pink

Hermes has been awarded a five-year contract with fashion chain New Look to handle the home delivery of the retailer’s e-commerce orders. Delivering more than three million parcels per year to UK households, the goods will first be collected from New Look’s fulfilment hub in Lichfield, Staffs, before being transported to Hermes’ NDC in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The packages, including clothes, shoes and accessories, will be delivered by the parcel firm’s 7,500 couriers using either a 48-hour or next-day service. Pat […]

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NFT wins Adams Foods primary distribution deal

April 5, 2012 Hayley Pink

NFT has beaten rivals to a primary logistics contract with Adams Foods, that will run for a minimum of three years. Operated from NFT’s flagship Daventry DC, the deal will include the handling of more than 3,500 pallets per week of cheese and butter products, including Kerrygold and Pilgrims’ Choice brands. This equates to 14.5 million cases of product per year being delivered to major retailers and foodservice providers. The contract includes total primary logistics services from the collection of […]

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Acumen Distribution wins recycling contract extention

March 30, 2012

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has extended its contract with Acumen Distribution for kerbside collection of household recyclable waste until 2016. As part of the extension Acumen will now conduct two weekly collections from public bring sites. Acumen has assigned two additional compactor trucks for the new weekly collections, which will join seven other vehicles at other times for regular kerbside collections. The vehicles collect a range of waste including plastic bottles, paper, glass and metals, as well as textiles and food […]

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Every little helps for TNT Post in Tesco deal

March 23, 2012 Peter Steele

TNT Post says it has secured a “great coup” after revealing details of a contract it began work on in February  to deliver mail for Tesco. As a result TNT Post, which demerged from parent TNT NV in May 2011, will deliver all of Tesco’s communications with its customers – totaling some 180 million item a year – including its Clubcard scheme and Tesco Bank. Nick Wells, TNT Post chief executive, says: “Winning Tesco as a client is a great […]

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Culina Logistics wins cheese distribution deal

March 22, 2012 Peter Steele

Culina Logistics has won a contract with cheese specialists Dairy Partners to store, pick and distribute its retail product range using its shared user model. The contract is managed from Culina’s Stafford depot and relies on its 10 depots across the UK and Ireland in order to maximise vehicle fill and supply chain efficiency. Dairy Partners says it awarded the distribution deal following a trial, adding that it switched suppliers after Culina demonstrated it could operate “an economical, flexible and […]