Clipper Logistics in talks for big Arcadia contract

Leeds-based retail logistics firm Clipper Logistics said on Tuesday it is in advanced discussions with Arcadia Group Ltd to agree a transportation contract for its store delivery network.

Arcadia’s brands include Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge and Wallis.

“The current transportation contract is managed by another logistics provider,” said Clipper.

“TUPE consultations are expected to commence shortly once an appropriate process is agreed between Clipper and the incumbent.

“This announcement is being made today as such consultations will be in the public domain.

“Once finalised, this new contract will see Clipper making nearly 3,000 deliveries per week with the operation expected to commence from August 2020.”

Clipper executive chairman Steve Parkin said: “Clipper has an enviable track record of developing solutions to meet the needs of retailers in a changing environment. 

“I am delighted to be working closely with Arcadia on this solution and in developing a longer term partnership.”

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