Freight News, Logistics

Kerry wins more retail business

[ August 12, 2015   //   ]

Asian-based Kerry Logistics Network has won a contract to support with Debenhams’ export market in the Middle East. Kerry Logistics will handle all airfreight from Debenhams’ distribution centre in Peterborough, UK, to destinations in the Middle East, including Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.
The Middle East is a key growth market for Debenhams, which trades over 240 stores, across 27 countries, and is available online in 70 countries.
Kerry’s UK sales director, Emma Rowlands, attributed the logistics service company’s success to its flexible and innovative approach, competitive value proposition and solid experience of working in the region. She said: “Other logistics providers are committed to a strict hub-and-spoke system and are dependent on Heathrow, where space is getting more limited, but we can be flexible and can work around our clients’ requirements.”
For the retailer, director of imports and exports Steve Bowkis said: “Kerry Logistics is able to offer us innovative supply chain solutions that support an important growth area of our business as we expand our stores internationally. Their people and network coverage give us complete confidence that we are partnering with someone who will continue to add value to our export operations.”
In June, Kerry Logistics secured a contract to support House of Fraser’s store and e-commerce expansion into China in 2016.