Menzies Distribution has won a contract with catering equipment supplier Nisbets.

It will manage weekly supplies of goods from Nisbets' national distribution centre in Avonmouth to the company’s 22 stores across the UK.

The goods will be trunked from Avonmouth to Menzies’ depot network with pallets and cages, then transferred to local vehicles for final-mile delivery.

Steve Murray, general manager for business development at Menzies Distribution, said: “Our contract with Nisbets is an excellent example of how we can combine our trunk and local operations to support our customers’ supply chains.

"It’s a relationship that we hope to grow as we demonstrate the value of working with a national consolidator.

“Thanks to our other logistics work and our newspaper and magazine deliveries, we’re on the UK’s high streets already. That allows us to offer a highly efficient service.”

In December, Menzies announced it had secured a three-year national logistics contract to provide trunk services from the three WH Smith distribution centres to the Menzies depot network and then final-mile delivery to more than 1,200 stores.