Hancocks expands by 40% with new Cardiff depot

Confectionery specialist Hancocks has moved its Cardiff depot to larger premises, to deal with the increased demand for confectionery.

As the economy continues to recover and grow, so does the demand for confectionery and this is having an impact at Hancock’s 20 depots across the UK. It will now increase its size by 40%, moving to a new 14,000 square foot site just half a mile from the old one.

Mark Watson, Hancocks CEO said: “We’ve got plans to open brand new depots during the next couple of years, but it’s also important to review and develop our existing sites when necessary. With better parking facilities and right on Penarth Road, one of the busiest routes into Cardiff, we’re sure that our new, larger depot will offer an enhanced service for South Wales”.

The new depot in Cardiff will open on Sunday 27th April at Freeman’s Parc, Penarth Road, following the closure of the old site at 5pm on Friday 25th April.

Hancocks reported year on year sales growth of 5% during 2013 and a 16% rise in sales for the Christmas trading period. A recent customer survey confirmed that 87.8% felt their confectionery sales would be the same or greater than in 2013 whilst 54.3% were confident that their sales would actually grow in 2014.


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