Wincanton said its trading had been “resilient’ during the first half of its financial year, with its Digital and eFulfilment business benefiting from increased demand for online retail.
In a statement to investors ahead of the publication of first half results on 5 November, Wincanton said it had secured notable contracts during the six-mont period including:
- A dark store and online home delivery service for Waitrose
- eFulfilment operations with Dwell, Loaf, The White Company and Wickes
- Additional transport services with Morrisons
- A new distribution centre for Screwfix
- A renewed contract for all Asda operations
- A PPE storage contract for the NHS.
James Wroath, Chief Executive at Wincanton, said: “When we outlined our strategy earlier this year, we stated our commitment to focus our business on opportunities in growth markets. The new contracts we have secured are clear evidence that this strategy is being implemented and is working.”
Wincanton said it had reorganised its customer-facing sectors and simplified its operating model to create a greater focus on growth in its key markets and to drive collaboration across the business.