Multichannel fashion and homeware retailer M&Co has appointed Clipper Logistics to handle all of its distribution, under the terms of an exclusive three-year deal starting in the new year.
Headquartered in Leeds, Clipper’s distribution centres in Harlow, Avonmouth, Brighouse and East Kilbride will handle the M&Co work.
M&Co has around 250 stores, and although it can trace its history back to the 1830s, has been trading as a clothing retailer since the 1950s. Prior to that it was a pawnbroker that started life in Paisley. It is now one of the largest independently owned fashion retailers in the UK.
Other retail clients among Clipper’s portfolio include, Asda/George, John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, New Look, and Whistles. It has 42 DCs across the UK and Germany, and 6.2m sq ft of warehousing space throughout its network.
In a statement issued today, Bryce Howie, logistics and IT director of M & Co said: “M&Co are pleased to be going into partnership with Clipper to service our extensive UK wide retail store estate. We are confident that this relationship will continue to enhance the service that we are able to provide to our customers, and that it will be mutually beneficial over the next few years for both Clipper and ourselves.”
Steve Parkin, executive chairman of Clipper, said: “We are delighted to be appointed as exclusive provider of logistics services to the M & Co fashion stores. M & Co is a long-established fashion retailer who we are pleased to welcome to our ever-expanding client base.”