The world’s oldest co-operative wine merchant, The Wine Society, have chosen Johnston Logistics UK to help meet the rising demand from their growing membership.
Stocking a range of over 1,500 wines, the online wine retailer is one of the largest in the country and has selected the Norfolk-based logistics experts to help receive, store and distribute their member’s choices.
“We’re delighted to have Johnston Logistics UK working with us to help deliver our delicious wines” says Tim Grist, Head of Operations for The Wine Society. “They’ve a strong reputation and impressive client list, that gives us confidence they can deliver our logistics and ensure our products reach customers in perfect condition.”
The Wine Society can trace its beginnings back to the last Great Exhibition in 1874 and is owned solely by its members. Their mission is to champion the joy of good wine, for which they have won numerous awards including Outstanding Wine Retailer of the Year 2018 and Wine Club of the Year 2018.
The award-winning Society has seen continued growth in membership resulting in the need to increase their existing warehousing and logistics. Based in Stevenage, they chose Johnston Logistics UK who import, store and distribute over 20,000 pallets of alcoholic drinks every year, for clients including independent producers and major supermarkets alike.
“We’re very excited to welcome The Wine Society” says Rob McIndoe, Director of Johnston Logistics UK. “They’ve an obvious talent for identifying quality wines which their growing membership values highly. We’re delighted they identified our skills and experience as a prime reason to entrust us with handling their products with the care they deserve. Their exciting new wine discoveries are a very welcomed addition to our bonded warehouse.”
As well as wine and alcohol, Johnston Logistics UK provides a full range of third-party logistics for companies across retail, food, drink, manufacturing and wholesale. From their 130-acre site they receive, store and distribute goods across the UK, Europe and the World. They have developed a particular reputation as a leading provider of end-to-end logistics for the drinks industry.