“We are delighted to extend our relationship with John Lewis and remain proud to support their e-commerce and store replenishment operations,” said Steve Parkin, the executive chairman of Clipper.
Clipper Logistics PLC has signed a contract with retailer John Lewis to provide additional e-commerce and store replenishment services.
The services will be provided from Clipper’s new distribution centre in Bardon, near Leicester.
Clipper already provides a number of services for the John Lewis Partnership, which as well as the eponymous department stores also owns the Waitrose chain.
The extended operation is initially for a minimum term of three years and the Bardon facility comprises 317,000 square feet of warehousing space. To support the new contract, around 200 new jobs will be created at the Bardon facility.
It is anticipated that the Bardon operation will go live later this month.
“John Lewis are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship of over 20 years with Clipper who continue to have an excellent reputation for delivering rapid and effective logistics solutions,” said Mark Robinson, the supply chain director of John Lewis.