Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Nuts deal for CHEP

Intersnack, the European supplier of snacks and nuts, has signed a three-year contract with pallet and container pooler CHEP.

The company, which makes brands such as Penn State Pretzel and Pom-Bear, has production centres in Corby, Suffolk, Wolverhampton and Stanley in Co.Durham.

Intersnack has made a number of acquisitions in the UK over the past three years, including Union Snacks and Imperial Snacks, and now reportedly has a 50 per cent market share in the nuts sector in the UK.

CHEP already worked with Union and Imperial before they were taken over and has retained the business as well as winning additional business to supply the Corby site.

Intersnack has also decided to switch to CHEP for the Your Nuts range, which will create a further 20,000 pallet movements.

The company is using CHEP’s managed recovery service, which is an extension of its pallet pooling exchange service, designed to reduce total vehicle movements.

As part of the service, CHEP will collect used pallets in full truck loads and returns them to Intersnack’s suppliers to be used to deliver its products to Intersnack.