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Christmas cheer for Grangemouth

[ November 4, 2011   //   ]

Christmas never looks anything as good as this chez nous, but with a mere eight weeks to go before the 25th December, the port of Grangemouth has begun the distribution of lights, decorations and artificial trees for Homebase stores around Scotland.

Just one of a number of seasonal goods that it handles for the retailer – which also includes gardening equipment and BBQs ahead of the spring/summer season – Forth Ports-owned Grangemouth has handled a number of containers loaded with trees and decorations for the festive season.

Homebase takes advantage of Grangemouth’s key location and easy access to the road and rail networks serving Scotland and the North of England to deliver goods to store in time for key events and activities.

Homebase’s head of distribution, Nigel Basey, said: “We are delighted with the relationship with Grangemouth and the services they provide for us at this busy time of year for retailers. By using this key port, we have ensured a greener supply chain and fast and efficient, just-in-time delivery to our stores across the country.”