Iceland has renewed its decade-long warehousing and distribution deal with XPO.
The contract covers six Iceland warehouses in Warrington, Deeside, Enfield, Livingston and two in Swindon, with extra capacity when required at XPO shared-user sites. XPO manages approximately 3,000 colleagues at the DCs.
Together, XPO and Iceland have co-developed a behavioural safety programme for site colleagues, which has achieved annual improvements in safety performance, including during Covid.
“We’re delighted to take the next steps with XPO in positioning our supply chain for ongoing growth,” said Steve Pennington, supply chain director at Iceland Foods.
“Together, we’re achieving measurable improvements in safety and operational excellence, while continuing to give Iceland customers the outstanding service they expect from us.”
XPO is now implementing a strategy to increase growth capacity for the supermarket, with “scalable initiatives” covering technology, labour optimisation, fleet optimisation and cost savings.
“The teams at Iceland and XPO collaborate daily to make the most of the synergies in our combined network,” said Malcolm Wilson, XPO Logistics CEO for Europe. “We’re excited to use our technology and expertise to deliver the next level of results for Iceland through our greatest asset, our people.”