Having enjoyed one of the longest and hottest summers for a generation, we at Johnston Logistics UK have been busier than ever helping distribute alcohol and drinks across the UK.
According to recent figures from Kantar Worldpanel, Britons spent an extra £67 million on alcoholic drinks in July alone, with the high temperatures encouraging thirsty consumers to turn to ice-cold refreshment.
At Johnston Logistics UK, we handle over 20,000 pallets of alcoholic drinks each year and certainly noticed the increase in demand too. As alcohol and drinks experts, we have huge experience ranging from providing a primary consolidation centre for ASDA to handling drinks for smaller independent traders like the Cambridge Wine Merchants.
Kantar Worldpanel’s recent analysis shows more shoppers visited the leading supermarkets, more frequently, and spent more money each time on drinks. ASDA saw sales rose 2.6% with our logistics helping them keep shoppers satisfied.
We’re proud to be one of the few HMRC Bonded Warehouses in East Anglia. Our approval means we can import, export and distribute beer, wine and spirits, whilst deferring tax and duties. We provide a full range of third-party logistics from receiving and distributing bulk imports to individually fulfilling and sending customer orders.
We’ve created our Easy Switch initiative to ensure even more alcohol and drinks providers can quickly benefit from better logistics, especially when demand rises. We can take new clients from initial enquiry to delivering their logistics in just a matter of days, with a dedicated customer service team ensuring a smooth transition.
Hopefully, next summer will be just as warm. However, many thoughts within the drinks industry have already turned to preparations for Christmas and the festive season.
So, don’t be caught out by a cracking Christmas or summer scorcher! We’ll make sure your alcohol and drinks are always fully stocked and right where thirsty consumers need them.