Carlsberg Marston’s to partner with UK’s largest pub group

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Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has secured a new ten-year logistics partnership with the UK’s largest pub company, which is set to create 100 jobs.

The Stonegate Group which operates 4,500 sites across the UK with brands including Slug & Lettuce and Be at One, will use CMBC as its logistics partner from Spring 2024, managing all keg and cask deliveries to Stonegate’s managed pubs.

The partnership will see an increased presence for Wolverhampton-based CMBC’s premium beer brands including Brooklyn Pilsner and Birrificio Angelo Poretti across Stonegate’s pub estate.

This expansion of CMBC’s in-house logistics network will include the addition of 29 new vehicles to the company’s fleet, as well as investment in capacity at a number of depots nationally. The move is expected to create around 100 new jobs within logistics, including in distribution and warehousing.

Paul Davies, CEO of CMBC, said: “This is a momentous agreement for both CMBC and Stonegate Group, securing a long-term partnership to deliver a range of our fantastic beer brands into thousands of Stonegate Group’s excellent pubs.

“We are extremely proud to become Stonegate Group’s lead logistics partner and our entire logistics team are excited to work closely with them over the coming years to ensure we deliver a fantastic experience to landlords and drinkers across the country.”

Melissa Wisdom, chief commercial officer of the Stonegate Group, said: “We look forward to working with CMBC to provide an excellent logistics service to our pubs, thereby ensuring availability of products for our guests. We are excited to add CMBC premium beers to our range for our guests to enjoy.”