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Grocery

Shopping trolley full of grocery’s being pushed

Our scalable food sector solutions have been refined over many years leading to a thorough understanding of market trends and industry best practice.

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How can we help your business?

Whether it’s dedicated or shared user, our extensive warehousing and transport network supports supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters by enabling them to respond rapidly to seasonal fluctuations in demand, or a need to increase supply due to promotions, without compromising quality or customer service levels.


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Speed and flexibility

Keeping up with seasonal peaks and constant demand fluctuations is a way of life for retailers and suppliers operating in the grocery sector. Not only must you have the ability to effectively respond to that consumer demand, you must also have the capability to maintain high levels of product availability in order to maximise your sales opportunities.


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Cost pressure

With unabating pressure to increase cost efficiency you must also implement solutions that effectively drive efficiencies from your assets throughout the supply chain. Not only that, but you must also maintain high service levels and flexibility at all times. This includes making best use of your warehouse and transport capacity and the need to investigate synergies across your inbound and outbound transportation.


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Environmental performance

The days when your efforts to reduce operational impact on the environment were considered “nice to dos” are long gone. Today consumers, investors and policy-makers are heaping higher and higher expectations onto retailers to first set and then meet (or exceed) those commitments towards environmental performance.


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Our Solutions

From scalable transport solutions to innovative warehousing, we provide the flexibility required in the supply chain for a sector facing continuous innovation and shifts in buying behaviour.

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Dedicated warehousing

We have over 200 warehouse sites across the UK and Ireland providing customers large and small operating in multiple market sectors with flexible warehousing and storage solutions tailored to their needs and operating model. These include bonded facilities, cross-dock, automation, co-packing and integrated spaces and our ability to minimise stockholding and speed product from point of manufacture to point of consumption is second to none. Learn more

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Dedicated transport

Our UK-wide dedicated road transport solutions and distribution services have flexibility and sustainability built in. That means you can be sure of unparalleled nationwide coverage delivered by services customised to your unique business requirements, whether it’s transport to major supermarkets or the growing numbers of convenience stores, and with the peace of mind that we are doing everything possible to lessen your operational impact on the environment. Learn more

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Collaborative warehousing

We like nothing more than facilitating and building relationships between brands where we think a win-win solution could be achieved between a customer with excess space and another looking for a flexible solution for additional storage. Learn more


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Collaborative transport

We understand that now, more than ever, businesses are under pressure to increase asset utilisation, and we help our retail customers achieve this by adopting parts of their core fleet to guarantee availability during their peak demand whilst using the same fleet to deliver other customers’ goods in off-peak periods. Learn more

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Rigid and refrigerated shared fleet

We can reduce your fixed overheads by providing a cost-efficient, flexible shared-user white fleet of refrigerated and rigid vehicles to meet your tactical or regular requirements. Learn more

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Container backhaul

By leveraging our scale in container transport we can provide customers with empty container legs as a cost-efficient resource to retailers to complete primary movements, trunks or store deliveries. Learn more

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Why choose Wincanton?

Put simply, our ambition is to be recognised as the best in our chosen markets, with a reputation for delivering service excellence and value to our customers every day. Through our experience, we know that every logistics solution is different. We work closely with our customers to understand their markets so that we can tailor solutions that fit their specific requirements and suit their brand.

Health and safety

We help our people to support our customers by delivering the highest standards in safety. Our priority is to safeguard the well-being of our people, our customers and the wider public through ongoing health and safety education at every level of the business.

IT services

Wincanton has created an in-house IT team responsible for product and services deployment and technology management with well proven and established corporate governance processes.

Continuous improvement

Wincanton is committed to continually improving our processes and methods to ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers. Our internal suite of tools creates a consistent approach across the business, from self-assessment databases and balanced scorecards, through to employee survey results and safety culture assessments, with all results immediately available in order to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

How can we help?

Have a supply chain question, need some help, just want a chat? Contact Wincanton today.