Warehousing boosts Grocontinental in the UK

Whitchurch, UK: Better warehouse utilisation has helped Grocontinental’s increase profit and turnover, according to director Linda Grocott.

Pre-tax profit for the year to 31 October 2010, rose 26.5% to £2.8m from £2.2m the previous year while turnover grew by 11.8% to £25.7m from £23m.

Two main factors were increased warehouse use over the year and winning new business from existing and new customers.

Linda Grocott, joint managing director at Grocontinental, says warehouse utilization rose from 79% to 91%. She also points out that the company’s new warehouse in Whitchurch helped the company’s financial performance.

However, she sounds a cautionary note for the next financial year, citing the effect of higher fuel prices and electricity costs.

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