Wincanton director for grocery to be James Hurrell

James Hurrell has been appointed to be Director of Grocery at logistics and warehousing operator Wincanton.

The grocery team at Wincanton helps client retailers meet growing consumer expectations through the provision of transport, warehousing and specialist consultancy services. It’s customers include ASDA, The Cooperative Group, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

Speaking about his appointment James said: “Grocery retailers – whether they are supermarkets, convenience stores, discounters or online players – are under pressure like never before to deliver against increasingly demanding consumer expectations, without compromising quality. The pace of change within grocery has never been so fast.

“Wincanton has some fantastic, long standing grocery and convenience customers and I look forward to helping them continue to deliver an unrivalled consumer experience.”

Liam McElroy, Director of Retail & Consumer at Wincanton added: “James joins the business at a crucial time for our grocery retail clients. As well as considerable expertise in the sector, James brings a passion and drive to get the job done.  We welcome him to the business and look forward to working together.”

With over 10 years in senior development roles in the logistics market, Hurrell brings a wealth of experience working with online and high street retailers, with expertise across their supply chain.