Tesco online secures the services of newly floated distributor Clipper Logistics

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​​CLIPPER Logistics, the firm that distributes goods for blue chip retailers, has won a ​five-year contract extension with the UK’s biggest retailer Tesco.

T​he deal ​will support the growth of ​Tesco’s ​online clothing business​ and will be serviced from a 400,000 sq foot facility in Daventry.

​​Leeds-based Clipper​ said t​​his will create up to 200 jobs in the short term, with significant potential for further employment opportunities in the ​​longer term as the contract progresses. The firm will ensure clothing is available for customer delivery on time

​The new Daventry distribution centre will be operated on a shared user basis, a model that allows multiple retailers of varying sizes to spread cost, technology and skills across more than one contract.

The site is schedule to undergo a significant refit in order to prepare for the new contract and the first stock is expected to arrive at the Daventry site in August.

Steve Parkin, ​e​xecutive ​c​hairman of Clipper​, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract extension so soon after our successful listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Tesco is a leading name in UK retail and we’re delighted to have agreed this long term contract and bespoke logistics solution, which will help support their continued and impressive growth online.​”

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