Pub giant and brewery group, Punch Taverns has announced a new delivery partner, which will take over from Carlsberg this autumn.
Punch secured arrangements that could facilitate the separation of the pubs that will transfer to Heineken when the sale of Punch is finalised. As such, Punch has secured suppliers for the pubs that will transfer to Heineken, and the pubs that will be retained in Punch.
For the pubs that will transfer to Heineken, delivery services for the Punch range of products will be provided by KNDL (Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics), which is the incumbent distributor for Heineken’s Star Pubs and Bars business.
Punch has also confirmed that the distribution arm of Marston’s plc will provide the delivery services for the Punch range of products for the retained Punch Pubs.
Both these new partners have an excellent track record of the specialist distribution of drink products to pubs across the UK, and Punch looks forward to planning the detailed transition arrangements with them for each and every pub over the coming months.
CEO for Punch, Duncan Garrood commented, “We are pleased to announce today the conclusion of a lengthy period of negotiation, with KNDL becoming our distribution supplier for the Pubs that will transfer to Heineken, and Marston’s plc servicing our retained Punch Pubs.'
“There are clear benefits to both of these arrangements with KNDL being able to provide a smooth transition for the set of Pubs that will transfer when the sale of Punch is finalised.”
“It is especially pleasing to be able to Partner with Marston’s, a Midlands based UK business with great experience of Pubs, to supply the Punch product range to the retained Punch Pubs moving forward.”
“We now progress to changing over our supply arrangements from Carlsberg to Marston’s and KNDL in an efficiently managed process to provide our Publicans with the very best service.'