Wincanton extends partnership with Waitrose

By Gwen Ridler

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Wincanton has extended its partnership with Waitrose
Wincanton has extended its partnership with Waitrose

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Supply chain and logistics firm Wincanton Group has extended its partnership with Waitrose, building on 25 years of collaboration between the two businesses.

Under a new five-year contract, Wincanton will continue to manage the storage and distribution of wines and spirits for Waitrose & Partners from its bonded warehouse facility in Greenford, London – a contract the firm has managed since 1998.

Wincanton will serve 329 stores, including 59 convenience stores, 27 Welcome Break motorway service locations and Waitrose’s dedicated wine ordering site. In total, the logistics firm will deliver about 13 million cases of wine and spirits for the retailer each year.

Warehouse investment

Waitrose will also benefit from Wincanton’s latest investment in a new warehouse management system which will improve efficiency and accuracy.

Carl Moore, managing director of eFulfilment at Wincanton, said: “The extension of our long-standing relationship with Waitrose & Partners speaks to our shared commitment to innovation and continuous improvement in all we do.

"Waitrose & Partners are a valued customer and we are very proud to have supported the partnership for the past 25 years. It’s a relationship built on collaborative working, flexibility and trust, and we look forward to partnering with Waitrose for many years to come.”

Multi-sector business

Wincanton is active across a range of markets including food and consumer goods, retail and manufacturing, eCommerce; the public sector, major infrastructure, building materials, fuel and defence. The business’s 20,300-strong team operates from more than 170 sites across the country and is responsible for 8,500 vehicles

Doug Kay, Waitrose & Partners head of distribution operations Grocery & Transport, added: “Our shared values of trust and outstanding service are integral to the success of our relationship with Wincanton and why they continue to play such an important role in ensuring our customers can enjoy our award-winning wines no matter when and how they choose to shop with us."

Meanwhile, Bethan Grylls summarised the key takeaways from our series of fireside chats presented last week,​ sponsored by RSSL, as five food and drink leaders lent their expertise on maintaining and working towards a more secure, safer food and drink system.

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