Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Compass and DHL set to disrupt foodservice market

Compass Group UK & Ireland and DHL Supply Chain have formed a partnership which they describe as a major “disruptor” in the foodservice market.

Compass Group SeaBassFreshPeasThe collaboration will target customers in the public sector, airline, rail and facilities management industries.

Compass Group will focus on the creation, sourcing, procurement and delivery of menus, while DHL will provide end-to-end supply chain solutions, overseeing the flow of product and management of waste. It will also bring its sector expertise in final mile operations, lean techniques and business analytics to create a platform for continuous improvement.

“This partnership allows us to stay true to our core focus and expertise of food service while building on DHL’s strong existing customer base in the passenger gateways sector,” said Andrew Barry, managing director of business & industry at Compass Group UK&I. “We will use our respective key strengths to bring a new level of service and innovation to current and future clients in this market.”

DHL has been expanding in the foodservice sector winning contracts with major airlines and diversifying into rail. Paul Richardson, managing director of specialist services at DHL Supply Chain, said: “Together we will be able to enhance our proposition as a foodservice provider, offering innovative solutions that provide our customers with even greater choice, cost transparency 
and quality. We are looking forward to growing in this sector with Compass at our side.”