Wincanton renews its food logistics contract with the Co-op

Wincanton has announced that it has renewed its distribution contract with the Co-op, which has signed another five-year agreement.

Wincanton will service the Co-op’s Logistics depots at Lea Green in Merseyside, UK, and Cardinal in Cambridgeshire, UK. Wincanton will utilise around 700 staff and a fleet of over 500 vehicles, which will make around 130,000 journeys per annum to up to 1,000 Co-op stores nationwide.

Adrian Colman, Chief Executive, Wincanton commented, “Wincanton will deliver transformational change, utilising our continuous improvement expertise to capitalise on opportunities for further efficiencies across these operations. This significant contract renewal with the Co-op underlines our leadership in the UK grocery sector for supporting successful retailers in their ambitions to win market share.”

Commenting on the contract further, Jon Paul Brown, Head of Transport, the Co-op said, “Renewing our food logistics contract with Wincanton is an important part of our re-build strategy, which continues at pace. We remain committed to delivering the best possible service to stores and we are confident that continuing our long-term relationship with Wincanton will help this and reduce our operating costs, to support investment in our business and members going forward.”

Source: Wincanton