Logistics giant Wincanton trumpeted new business with Asda and Sainsbury’s after reporting a performance “in line with expectations” for the past three months.

In May Sainsbury’s signed up Wincanton to handle its warehousing and distribution in London.

Alongside the supermarket duo, Wincanton said it had secured “an important win with Kiddicare”, which was bought by Morrisons in 2011. The group also cited “key renewals” with dairy Crest and Irish retailer Superquinn during the period covered by the trading statement, from 1 April to 26 July.

“We have started the year well and are on track to deliver our plan,” said chief executive Eric Born.

“Despite a challenging economy, we continue to make good progress along our path to return to sustainable profit growth.”