Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Sainsbury’s two year contract for Allport

Sainsbury’s has renewed its freight management contract with Allport for the next two years.

Allport, which handles non-food direct imports for Sainsbury’s, won the contract in 2008.

David James, Sainsbury’s head of non food logistics said: “We recognise Allport’s contribution to the development of our international supply chain strategy and we strongly believe that together, we will continue to deliver against our future plans and maximise the opportunities for the benefit of both companies.”

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Products such as general merchandise and TU Clothing have been a key factor in the growth of Sainsbury’s non-food offering.

Allport director Darren Palfrey said: “We are really looking forward to continuing our productive relationship with Sainsbury’s; working to enhance supply chain visibility and increasing the development of origin logistics solutions are the foundations of international supply chain success.”

In 2010 Allport merged with partner CS Logistics Holdings Limited, to create a global presence of 5,500 employees in 70+ locations, with joint revenues exceeding $1 billion.