Iceland signs 100,000 pallet deal with CHEP

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Food retailer Iceland, has signed a three-year agreement with CHEP, for the supply of 100,000 pallets a year.

The pallets will support Iceland’s container devanning operation at its four main distribution centre facilities located at Livingston in Scotland, Enfield, Swindon, and Warrington, as well as its international business.

Iceland’s contracts and commercial manager, Dave Rowlands said: “CHEP understands both our business model and our supply chain very well. We’re delighted to cement our relationship for another three years, and look forward to exploring other initiatives that will help improve the efficiency of our supply chain.”

Iceland is keen to adopt the use of CHEP’s display pallets. Other potential opportunities for Iceland to improve its supply chain efficiencies include CHEP’s transport collaboration programme which encourages manufacturers, retailers and logistics service providers to work together to reduce the empty running of vehicles by identifying potential transport legs that can be reduced or removed completely.

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