Greene King awards XPO Logistics contract to build outsourced warehouse network

XPO Logistics has been selected by Greene King to manage a warehousing and distribution centre for the pub chain's secondary drinks channel. XPO will provide logistics services from five warehouses distributing to retail pubs and restaurants, including Pub Partner independent licensees and on-trade trade customers. XPO said its dedicated sites in Northampton, Tilbury, Avonmouth and Peterlee would "complement" Greene King's current distribution infrastructure and it would take a joint-partnership approach to support Greene King's strategic and environmental goals.

Tim Preston, brewing and brands operations director at Greene King, said: "Following a tendering process, we have made the decision to appoint XPO Logistics as one of our distribution partners. We are pleased to welcome XPO, as they share the commitment of our in-house distribution teams in providing the excellent day-to-day service our pubs and on-trade customers know to expect from us." Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain for UK and Ireland at XPO Logistics, said, "Our team is excited to collaborate with Greene King to expand their distribution and transportation network.

We have developed a dynamic solution that will adjust to meet changing trends and customer needs through our 150-strong operational service team."

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