Tesco has extended its contract with Clipper to include additional services to support the growth of its online clothing business over the next five years.
The contract builds on an existing service for Tesco’s online clothing. It will be based at a 400,000 sq foot facility in Daventry and is expected to create up to 200 jobs in the short term.
It will include added value pre-retail services, which will ensure clothing is made retail ready and available for customer delivery, in a timely manner.
Under Clipper’s proposal, the 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 to prepare for the new contract. The first stock is expected to arrive at the Daventry site in August as the contract is introduced on a phased basis to ensure minimum disruption.
“Tesco is a leading name in UK retail and we’re delighted to have agreed this long term contract and bespoke logistics solution, which will help support their continued and impressive growth online,” said Clipper chairman Steve Parkin.