StockMarketWire.com - Clipper Logistics has been awarded a major five-year contract extension with Tesco.

In addition to Clipper's existing e-fulfilment solutions for the retailer, the deal is to include the development of additional services to support the growth of the online clothing business.

The contract will be serviced from a 400,000 sq foot facility in Daventry. This will create up to 200 jobs in the short term, with significant potential for further employment opportunities in the longer term as the contract progresses.

The bespoke solution will include added value pre-retail services, which will ensure clothing is made retail ready and available for customer delivery, in a timely manner.

The contract builds on an already successful solution for Tesco's online clothing, which has been in operation since 2009. Under Clipper's proposal, the new Daventry distribution centre will be operated on a shared user basis, a model that allows multiple retailers of varying sizes to spread cost, technology and skills across more than one contract.

The site is schedule to undergo a significant refit in order to prepare for the new contract, which will create a class leading solution for on-line clothing fulfilment.

The first stock is expected to arrive at the Daventry site in August 2014 as the contract is introduced on a phased basis to ensure minimum disruption.




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