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Morrisons awards contract for its wholesale logistics operation

Morrisons has awarded a six-year contract to manage its wholesale logistics operations to DHL Supply Chain.

The new contract will see DHL provide order fulfilment, store delivery and IT services to serve the retailer’s wholesale operations, starting with 1,650 stores in the McColl’s Retail Group. Those stores are exclusively served by Morrisons under its Safeway wholesale brand.

The operation will require 200,000 sq ft of warehousing space and 200 vehicles from five strategically located picking centres, in Bury, Lutterworth, Livingston, Bridgewater and Allington. The contract will create 550 new jobs.

Graeme Douglas, supply chain director at Morrisons, said: “As we continue to grow our wholesale business, we are confident that DHL will provide the services and experience needed to serve our customers well.”

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