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GDL delivers Elkes' biscuits

16th July 1987, Page 15
16th July 1987
Page 15
Page 15, 16th July 1987 — GDL delivers Elkes' biscuits
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• GDL, the recently-formed confectionery and allied grocery products distribution arm of the National Freight Consortium, is to provide direct delivery and secondary distribution for Northern Food's company Elkes Biscuits, in a two-year deal worth almost .21 million.

Elkes currently supplies leading multiples with own-label biscuits, as well as marketing its own-brand products.

Under the contract, GDL will provide direct delivery to around 40 of Ekes' major customers, including multiple retailers, and cash-and-carry stores. Artic units, mainly in Elkes' livery, will operate the service from the company's Uttoxeter factory. Other, nonbulk Elkes customers will be serviced from stocks held at GDL's Sheffield and Lutterworth depots. from 71% to 80%.

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Tiphook also plans to invest a farther 2150,000 in the development of its intermodal rail wagon, which is being designed with the agreement of British Rail to allow the easy transfer of parts of articulated trailer loads on to rail wagons. The company believes the market for this development could grow dramatically with the forthcoming building of the Channel Tunnel.


People: Robert Montague
Locations: Lutterworth, Sheffield

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