Online retail logistics contract will create 1,200 jobs in Yorkshire region

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Clipper Logistics has signed a lucrative contract with PrettyLittleThing.com

Clipper Logistics, a leading provider of value-added logistics solutions and e-fulfilment to the retail sector, has signed a new contract with PrettyLittleThing.com, part of boohoo.com, to provide logistics services to PLT at and from a new 600,000 square feet site in Sheffield.

The new contract will commence in July 2018 with the site employing approximately 1,200 people by the end of the year with an assortment of shift patterns including part time, night shift and student friendly working hours. 

Steve Parkin, executive chairman of Clipper 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.”

This will be a fast-moving fashion, shoe and accessories ecommerce 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.

Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, joint CEOs of boohoo.com, commented: “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.”

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