Suma hails healthy start to London distribution centre trial
Wholefoods specialist Suma says its new regional distribution centre in West London has already helped it boost its deliveries within the capital.
The 6,000 sq ft warehouse in Greenford, near Wembley, which opened in August, is being trialled for 18 months.
Creating five new jobs, it is designed to let the worker-owned and managed co-operative – the UK’s biggest trade supplier of vegetarian, organic, ethical and natural foods – offer a quicker, more efficient, twice-weekly delivery service into London
Suma is also offering a new weekly delivery in Kent, improving on its previous fortnightly service, and an additional delivery route along the M4 corridor.
Orders are picked from the natural food co-op’s main Yorkshire warehouse and distribution centre in Elland, near Halifax, and trunked overnight to Greenford for further distribution.
In 2014 Suma co-op turned over around £34m across its UK and international business.
It said feedback from customers about the new service has been “extremely positive”.