Clipper Commences Five Year Contract with River Island

Clipper, a leading provider of value-added logistics solutions, e-fulfilment and returns management services, is pleased to announce that a new five year open book contract with leading high street fashion retailer, River Island, to provide logistics and transport services has gone live from July 1st 2021.

Clipper has been at the forefront of retail and high-value logistics for more than twenty-five years, and has been providing logistics solutions for River Island since 2017, delivering returns solutions from their distribution centre based in Ollerton.

The partnership sees Clipper continue to provide returns solutions, in addition to providing a full range of logistics operations, including warehousing, distribution to high street stores and e-fulfilment services, at River Island’s existing distribution centre in Milton Keynes. There will be a comprehensive transformational programme to further drive the customer’s operations forward, development of an integrated omni-channel solution, and efficiency will be driven through the use of automation and robotics.

Tony Mannix, CEO, Clipper Logistics commented, “We are delighted to welcome River Island to Clipper and provide innovative solutions that enhance our end-to-end service proposition, whilst supporting high street retail as it recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. We firmly believe that collaboration and use of shared resources will define the retail logistics supply chain into the future.”

Will Kernan, CEO, River Island commented, “We are excited to be extending our partnership with Clipper, who have the expertise to deliver a significant, fast-paced programme of change that will support our omni-channel strategy and growth ambitions.”