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Iceland renews logistics contract

By Retail Technology | Wednesday January 20 2021

Frozen foods retailer Iceland Foods has renewed its contract with its warehousing and distribution services provider

As part of the reviews, XPO Logistics will implement a phased strategy to increase growth capacity for Iceland, with scalable initiatives for technology, labour optimisation, fleet optimisation and cost savings. The renewal extends XPO’s partnership with Iceland to more than a decade.

XPO’s distribution solution combines six Iceland warehouses with supplemental capacity at XPO shared-user sites, and additional logistics and transport support as needed for peak demand. XPO manages approximately 3,000 colleagues at Iceland distribution centres in Warrington, Deeside, Enfield, Livingston and two in Swindon.

The companies co-developed a behavioural safety programme for site colleagues, resulting in consecutive annual improvements in safety performance, including 2020, during COVID-19.

“We’re delighted to take the next steps with XPO in positioning our supply chain for ongoing growth,” said Steve Pennington, supply chain director, Iceland Foods. “Together, we’re achieving measurable improvements in safety and operational excellence, while continuing to give Iceland customers the outstanding service they expect from us.”

 

 

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