Downton gears up for bumper Christmas

Christmas scene. Downton. Moreton Valence. United Kingdom.

Downton is ready for what’s looking like its busiest ever Christmas, with thousands of festive deliveries being moved across the UK.  

The volume of orders is expected to increase by 30 per cent over the coming weeks as the nation prepares for the holiday season.

18,000 loads of beer, wines and ciders, 4,000 loads of electronics and white goods and 2,000 loads of chocolates and special gifts are forecast for delivery by Downton through December.

This weekend will also see our print sites in Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and Bicester distributing the UK’s entire supply of Christmas TV magazines – that’s almost nine million copies!  Between Thursday and Monday, 174 truck loads will be on the road ensuring the Christmas double issue gets to the shops on time.

This follows a bumper Black Friday weekend when we had teams working day and night to pack over 25,000 internet orders for our clients.