Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has appointed James Hurrell as managing director for grocery.
With customers including ASDA, The Cooperative Group, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, Wincanton’s grocery team helps retailers meet growing consumer expectations through the provision of transport, warehousing and specialist consultancy services.
With over 10 years in senior development roles in the logistics market, James brings a wealth of experience working with online and high street retailers, with expertise across their supply chain.
James said of his appointment: “Grocery retailers – whether they are supermarkets, convenience stores, discounters or online players – are under pressure like never before to deliver against increasingly demanding consumer expectations, without compromising quality. The pace of change within grocery has never been so fast.
“Wincanton has some fantastic, long standing grocery and convenience customers and I look forward to helping them continue to deliver an unrivalled consumer experience.”
Liam McElroy, director of retail & consumer at Wincanton added: “James joins the business at a crucial time for our grocery retail clients. As well as considerable expertise in the sector, James brings a passion and drive to get the job done. We welcome him to the business and look forward to working together.”