Wincanton already manages Sainsbury’s distribution centre in Greenford, West London. The latest contract extends the arrangement to retailer’s Thameside distribution centre.
From the early part of 2013, Wincanton will also collectively manage the logistics operations for the majority of Sainsbury’s Local stores across London.
Eric Born, chief executive of Wincanton, said: “We have a strong pedigree of operating within the UK grocery retail environment and believe our extensive knowledge will continue to offer exciting opportunities for new and potential customers.”
Sainsbury’s director of logistics operations Chris Marrow added: “Wincanton has a reputation for not only providing excellent customer service, but also for creating innovative and market-leading solutions that enhance and complement their customers’ operations.”