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B&M brings it through Liverpool

[ April 27, 2012   //   ]

Peel Ports Mersey has signed a deal with B&M Retail to import 12,000 teu of cargo, mainly fast-moving consumer goods from the Far East, through the Port of Liverpool in 2012 – four times greater than last year’s figure.

Until recently all of the retailer’s imports entered the UK via southern coast ports, before being moved by road and rail to its national distribution centres in Liverpool and Blackpool.

B&M is the UK’s fastest growing retailer with sales 30% up on last year and is

currently operating 271 stores nationwide, with plans for further store expansion.

The North West-based retailer’s head office and main distribution centre is in the Speke area of Liverpool – only 14 miles from the port. B&M Retail’s owner & managing director, Bobby Arora, said: “Our partnership with the Port of Liverpool has been pivotal to our supply chain and I am in no doubt their cooperation, hard work and dedication to B&M has played a significant part in our success. Our relationship will continue to grow along with our business.”

Paul McCoy, business manager at Peel Ports Mersey, which operates both the Port of Liverpool and the Manchester Ship Canal, said: “This is further proof that the strategy of importing through the Port of Liverpool offers real benefits to UK importers.”


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