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Grocery, Perishables and Drinks

EV Cargo is the intelligent link between manufacturer and grocery retailer, providing overseas food processors, growers, and importers with immediate and cost-efficient access to UK consumers.

Grocery, Perishables and Drinks at a glance

Leading food manufacturers all over the world entrust EV Cargo to fulfil their orders from our national network of modern warehouse facilities, 365 days of the year.

Our warehouses pick over 3.3 million cases per week and our transport operation delivers around 130,000 pallets of food & drink products into UK grocery retailers, wholesalers, resellers, food processors and online retailers each week.

Scale

Our warehouses pick over 3.3 million cases and our transport operation delivers around 130,000 pallets of food & drink products per week.

Savings

Our facilities can unlock savings of up to 20% of the cost of inbound logistics to the UK.

Web portals

Online access for customers to place orders. Simple to use, available to all parties and eliminates the risk of keying errors.

Delivery window

Confirmed collection window and a plan for the pallets, dollies, or cages to be loaded onto the trailer.

Consolidated orders

Efficient transfer of stock across our network, ensuring our national fleet can reach even the more remote locations, every day of the week.

Customer support

Simply call our central Customer Service team with your query. Our systems provide real time access to the location of every vehicle and order.

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Confidence and cost-efficiency

We know that events are often unpredictable. That’s why EV Cargo is always ready to put its resources into action to meet sudden changes in demand, maximising your product availability on-shelf.

Our operational teams understand the specific requirements of each delivery location. We use this knowledge to schedule our deliveries and ensure orders are presented in a ‘retailer ready’ format, increasing the likelihood that deliveries are made without complication.

How EV Cargo works with the food and drink sector

Whether arriving by sea or road, products can be available for dispatch at an unrivalled speed. This ensures food arrives fresher with longer shelf life – a benefit for the manufacturer, retailer, and consumer.

Capacity

We deliver around 130,000 pallets of food and drink products into UK grocery retailers, wholesalers, resellers, food processors and online retailers each week.

Insight

We have specialist knowledge in perishables and understand the operational challenges faced by food and beverage brands.

Bespoke service

We tailor every supply chain solution, ensuring product availability in this dynamic marketplace.

 

Technology

Our leading cloud-based technology offers the ultimate in supply chain transparency, allowing you full control of your food and drink products throughout.

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Frequently asked questions about Grocery, Perishables and Drinks

Yes. After delivery, EV Cargo drivers return the POD paperwork. These documents are available electronically on our web portal within 24 hours of receipt at our processing facility. And after each trading period we provide a set of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports which indicate the delivery performance achieved.

Whenever possible we aim to transport orders that are fully retailer compliant to avoid rejected deliveries and product damages in transit. We will take additional measures on behalf of the manufacture to achieve this. If required, we can manage the collection of product returns and product recalls under the direction of our customers.

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Best bar none

At EV Cargo we understand the complexities of shipping, storing, and distributing your alcoholic beverages nationally and internationally, which is why our trusted global network ensures the arrival of your goods are in pristine condition.

Our fleet lends itself to the transportation of produce or ‘time critical’ ambient categories such as fresh bakery products. At the same time, we consolidate the orders we receive for a specific retailer RDC onto the lowest number of deliveries necessary. This reduces complexity for the retailer and keeps transport costs to a minimum.

 

Speak to our Grocery, Perishables and Drinks team of experts

If you’ve got a query about our food delivery service, a member of our team is waiting to hear from you.