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Monday, 18 October 2021

Menzies Distribution wins 5-year contract with Burts Snacks

Menzies Distribution has won a substantial 5-year contract with Burts Snacks, the Devon based, award-winning maker of hand-made, thick-cut potato crisps and other premium snack products.

Awarded following a competitive tender, the new work comprises of three key transport elements: full loads to the two main supermarket customers of Burts Snacks, which will initially involve collecting from two third-party warehouses and full loads direct from the Leicester factory to a range of national customers; and collection of full Loads from Leicester to a third-party warehouse.

To service the contract, which commenced on 1 October 2021, Menzies will introduce additional core fleet on a phased basis, with an option to co-brand with Burts Snacks. Spikes in demand will be handled by Menzies’ nationwide network of 4,200 vehicle assets. The new operation will run seven days a week. Menzies has an existing relationship with Burts Snacks, collecting product manufactured by the company on behalf of Propercorn.

Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Plymouth and Leicester, Burts Snacks is one of the leading independent operators in the UK premium snacking industry, with annual sales of more than £60m. The company has a significant co-manufacturing and private label business, collaborating with a broad range of major food retailers and other snack brands.

Commenting on the win, Andy Coxon, Business Development Director at Menzies, said:

“We are delighted to have been selected by Burts Snacks as a Supply Chain partner as they continue to grow their business. This important new collaboration underlines our credentials as a go-to supply chain partner in the food sector, whether a customer is a global corporation or a niche producer. Food manufacturers are central to our business and our wider ability to tailor logistics solutions to individual business needs. We have long established partnerships with several multinational and domestic food manufacturing and finished goods providers that serve the UK retail and non-retail sectors. Our particular specialisms in ingredients and packaging allow the fleet to deliver core products to manufacturers, as well as collecting finished goods. We are therefore able to develop cost-effective solutions that reduce site fleet movements and deliver environmental benefits.”

Dave McNulty, Managing Director at Burts Snacks, added:

“Menzies demonstrated a clear understanding of our business’s operational requirements, as well as the potential to drive continuous improvement through new initiatives during the course of the contract. We look forward to a very successful new partnership.”

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