Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Another vegan for Culina

Vegan food producer The Redwood Wholefood Company has transferred its warehousing and distribution contract to Culina – the second vegan win this year for the operator.

In August, Bute Island Foods has awarded the distribution contract for its Sheese brand of vegan dairy free cheese products to Culina Logistics.

Corby-based Redwood produces a range of foods suitable for vegans, vegetarians and people with special dietary requirements.

It had been with its previous distribution partner for some time and decided to switch service providers after it identified a number of operational issues. In particular the company wanted to improve service levels and ensure that consignments were delivered at the correct times agreed with retailers. Missed slots were leading to increased costs incurred through additional transport and delivery requirements.

Redwood buyer James Olechnowicz said: “Their service levels are good and we have access to their online systems which provide us with stock visibility that allows us to provide a better service to our customers.”

The contract is run from Culina’s depot in Milton Keynes. Culina provides a combined stock holding and cross-docking service. The stockholding operation enables products stored at the Milton Keynes depot to be distributed to a number of multiple retailers to match their own supply chain requirements and support flexible operations.