Black Sheep calls on Norbert

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Yorkshire-based brewery Black Sheep has appointed Norbert Dentressangle to handle its national warehousing and distribution.

Norbert Dentressangle is storing around 140,000 bottles of beer at its distribution centre in Buxton.

The 450,000 sq ft bonded facility comprises three levels, two of which are underground, and stores products including beers, wines and spirits at a relatively constant temperature.
Orders are picked and trunked into Norbert Dentressangle’s national shared-user network for onward distribution into retailers’ distribution networks.
Norbert Dentressangle took up the role following the collapse of Black Sheep’s previous service provider, transferring product from a warehouse in Barnsley and starting operations at Buxton within two weeks, maintaining an uninterrupted service to Black Sheep’s customers.
Black Sheep was formed by Paul Theakston following the acquisition of his family’s business, Theakston’s, by Scottish & Newcastle. In addition to the supply of cask ales to pubs, Black Sheep produces a range of five bottled beers sold in off-licence and major supermarkets throughout the UK, including Riggwelter and Golden Sheep ale, as well as the original Black Sheep.

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