Clipper Logistics, has today announced that it has secured a contract win with cutting edge, womenswear fashion brand, Whistles.
The 4 year contract win, follows a formal tender process, which will see Clipper manage the receipt and distribution of women’s clothing and accessories for all Whistles stores in the UK and Ireland. In addition, Clipper will fulfil and despatch all wholesale orders and manage the retailer’s on-line clothing requirements.
Founded in the early 80’s, Whistles has recently reinvented itself under the helm of Jane Shepherdson, who is widely recognised as being a retail visionary having transformed Top Shop into a global success story. Having launched a bold new brand identity, Whistles has overhauled its collection to offer high quality, fashion forward, yet affordable clothing range. Whistles currently has 36 stand alone stores across the UK and Ireland and 49 concessions within leading department stores including Harvey Nichols and Harrods, as well as international links in Paris and Dubai, and a strong internet presence via the brand website and other popular on-line shops such ASOS and JLP.
Clipper will manage the operation from its Distribution Centre in Milton Keynes and also provide the transport capabilities to service the stores.
Ross Lee, General Manager, Clipper, commented: “We are very pleased to have secured such a significant contract and to have assisted the retailer with creating an independent system and logistics platform, which ensures flexibility and facilitates the brands future growth plans. We look forward to building our relationship with retailer moving forward.”
David Mold, Director of IT & logistics, Whistles commented: “We are delighted to be working with Clipper. Clipper’s extensive knowledge of both the clothing and e-fulfilment markets has proved invaluable, and has provided us with a tailor made solution that meets the specific requirements of our business and also the ever changing demands of our customers. We look forward to a continued successful working partnership.”