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JD Sports appoints Wincanton as national transport services provider

Chippenham-based logistics specialist signs contract to provide transport services for JD Sports’ expanding retail operations.

The new, multi-year contract, which begins in August 2024, will see Wincanton provide transport services from JD Sports’ distribution centres to its growing footprint of more than 560 retail stores nationwide.

Some 230 workers  in driver, management and outbase roles will transfer from the previous service provider to join Wincanton’s 20,000+ workforce.

Rachel Gilbey, MD of General Merchandise at Wincanton, commented: “We are delighted to be chosen as the transport partner for JD Sports, building on Wincanton’s capability in retail store transport. The partnership will provide JD Sports with a platform for growth, supporting the strategy to become the leading global sports fashion powerhouse. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues to Wincanton.”

Wincanton's 20,300-strong team works across more than 160 sites across the country, and operating 7,400 vehicles.

Wincanton shareholders recently voted in favour of a proposed £750 million acquisition by US firm GXO Logistics.

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