NFT has won a three-year contract with Yoplait UK – the company behind yogurt brands such as Petits Filous – to manage its entire UK chilled supply chain.

The deal will see NFT handle and distribute up to 500,000 cases of Yoplait products a week, as well as providing chilled storage for more than 4,000 pallets at peak trading volumes.

Yoplait imports products from France and will use NFT’s temperature-controlled facility at the Port of Tilbury, Essex (NFT London) to manage inbound movements.

Dave Howorth, supply chain director – north European cluster at General Mills, of which Yoplait UK is an affiliate, said: "Following an extensive review of the market, NFT London provided a clear advantage. We now have an optimum inbound and outbound solution into the UK retail market for Yoplait which will benefit us in the short and long term.”

In November NFT said it had won a six-month rolling contract with Essential Fruits as a result of its facilities in Tilbury.

Last month NFT chief executive David Frankish told "We are encouraged by a number of new customers serving both the chilled food and produce markets that are now using the Tilbury facility and its multi-temperature capability, but we are not making names public.”