Wincanton has extended its contract with Asda to manage its transport and warehouse operations for a further two years.

The partnership, which has been in place for 15 years, includes the management of warehousing and national transport operations across four key Asda sites in Doncaster, Larne, Rochdale and Wigan, covering the nationwide strategy for frozen, chilled and wider grocery products.

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The contract employs 1,385 Wincanton staff and involves 53 vehicles.

James Wroath, Wincanton chief executive, said: “As the retail sector faces new challenges ahead, we will continue to add our expertise to this long-standing partnership and work together to provide the quality service and value Asda customers expect.”