Gregory Distribution
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Gregory Distribution wins Dairy Crest renewal

May 9, 2012

Gregory Distribution has renewed its farm collection contract with Dairy Crest at Davidstow in Cornwall. The new contract, which commences on 2 December, is for a period of three years. In a statement the company says: “This renewal is a reflection of the continued commitment by all Gregory staff involved in the Dairy Crest contract to deliver the excellent service provided to our customer”. Resulting from this award, Gregory will be investing in a new fleet of vehicles and trailers […]

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DHL takes a five-year slice of Warburton’s primary logistics

May 1, 2012 Hayley Pink

DHL Supply Chain has won a five-year contract with Warburtons to manage the bread-maker’s primary logistics supply chain. The deal will see DHL set up a control tower operation, based at Warburtons’ Bolton site, which will manage the distribution of up to two million loaves of bread, rolls and crumpets daily between the manufacturer’s 12 bakeries and 13 depots across the UK. The operation will be headed up by a dedicated team of planners and process improvement designers. DHL is […]

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Atchison Topeka renews bulk chocolate contract

May 1, 2012 Peter Steele

Atchison Topeka (AT), part of Bibby Distribution, has renewed its bulk tanker liquid contract with chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut – a contract it has held for 15 years. A requirement of the renewal was to lower the cost base for Barry Callebaut, without compromising on quality or service. Adam Cooper, head of tanker operations at AT, says: “This is a huge achievement for us, and has taken a supreme effort from all concerned to deliver the cost savings required whilst […]

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Norbert Dentressangle wins Comet logistics contract

April 30, 2012 Hayley Pink

Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has won a £100m, five-year deal with electrical retailer Comet to handle its UK warehousing and distribution. The contract involves ND managing store picking, dispatch and returns management at Comet’s RDCs in Skelmersdale, Lancs and Harlow, Essex. It will also bulk pick product for trans-shipment into Comet’s network of 12 home-delivery platforms. Using a dedicated fleet of around 50 tractors and 160, mainly double-deck, trailers, ND will be responsible for all distribution leaving the two RDCs, as well […]

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Jack Richards to handle pallets for Big K Products

April 26, 2012 Peter Steele

Jack Richards & Sons has extended and expanded its contract with charcoal firm Big K Products for a further three years. Martin Zuill, transport operations manager at Big K, says: “Jack Richards [has] more than proved its logistics capability. So much so, that we’ve decided to award them with the contract to distribute our pallet network products throughout the UK.” Jack Richards is a member of Palletways. Dominic Purslow, Jack Richards & Son depot principal, adds: “We’re delighted to be […]

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Palletways wins £2m a year Better Bathrooms deal

April 23, 2012 Peter Steele

Palletways has won a £2m, 12-month rolling contract with Better that will see the network move some 70,000 pallets a year. Bathroom furniture, accessories and suites will be transported from Palletways hubs in Fradley, Staffs; Greenford, London  and Livingston, West Lothian. Two new jobs will also be created at the network as a result. Rob Gittins, UK sales director at Palletways Owned Operations, says: “Over the years, we have built a very sophisticated pallet delivery network and an extensive […]

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Culina acquires Cert Octavian’s supply chain operations

April 23, 2012 Hayley Pink

Culina Group has acquired the supply chain activities of Cert Octavian for an undisclosed amount, as it continues with its strategy to double the business in the next five years. The deal will see Culina Logistics’ parent taking over Cert Octavian’s distribution and warehousing contracts, facilities and staff, which will expand the group’s network to eight ambient DCs across the UK. The wine specialist will retain its cellarage business. It is expected around 300 staff will transfer across to Culina […]

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Clipper Logistics wins Swedish clothing contract

April 23, 2012 Hayley Pink

Clipper Logistics has won a new contract with Swedish children’s clothes retailer Polarn O. Pyret. It sees Clipper provide logistics from its Ollerton facility, as well as a warehousing arrangement that will allow expansion of Polarn’s current product range and offer store replenishment it its second phase, reducing the lead time of stock from Sweden. Leeds-based Clipper will handle around 5,500 SKUs, which will fulfill clothing orders in the UK and Ireland. The company says it was awarded the contract […]

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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 […]