Leeds-based retail specialist Clipper Logistics has secured a major new contract with online retailer PrettyLittleThing.com, part of boohoo.com, to provide logistics from a new 600,000 sq ft site in Sheffield.
The new contract will begin in July, with the site employing around 1,200 people by the end of the year. The contract will will be a fast-moving fashion, shoe and accessories e-commerce logistics operation involving inbound deliveries from a variety of UK based and international suppliers over seven days a week.
Various forms of automation and mechanisation can be introduced over the next five years to facilitate the anticipated significant growth.
Steve Parkin, executive chairman of Clipper Logistics, said: “The new contract with Pretty Little Thing represents one of the Company’s most significant contract wins and is demonstrative of our ability to deliver cost-effective solutions for retailers of any scale. We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with one of the fastest-growing online retailers, and look forward to working with the PLT team over the years ahead.”
Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, joint CEOs of boohoo.com, said: “We are delighted to have successfully concluded our negotiations and to be entering into a contractual relationship with Clipper which we hope will be a long, successful and prosperous partnership for both parties.”
Clipper also this morning announced that trading for the year to 30 April is expected to be in line with the Board’s expectations, with continued growth in revenue, operating profit and net earnings. Results for the year are expected to be announced in July.