Wincanton has been awarded a five-year contract renewal and expansion with J Sainsbury plc (Sainsbury’s), making Wincanton the lead provider of transport services for the retailer.
Sainsbury’s will move transport services for most of its operations, including Sainsbury’s and Argos, and its central transport functions, to Wincanton. Wincanton will also welcome some 2,000 new colleagues from Sainsbury’s and its partners to join the providers 1,400 colleagues already dedicated to transport services.
Over the next 15 months Wincanton will work with colleagues, unions, Sainsbury’s, and its partners to support those who are impacted by the change.
By selecting Wincanton as its lead partner for transport services, Sainsbury’s will hope to benefit from a simpler and stronger transport service which will provide better availability for its customers and will drive innovation and best practice across operations.
Wincanton and Sainsbury’s will also work collaboratively to bring advanced technology to the operations, alongside upgrading the fleet. This investment will support delivery of Sainsbury’s carbon reduction targets by 2035.
Wincanton will remain responsible for the Sainsbury’s convenience store operations, servicing stores across London and the south-east of England. This is a continuation of a long-standing partnership where Wincanton has operated logistics for Sainsbury’s convenience stores since its launch in 2013.