Supply Chain Efficiencies For UK Frozen Food Retailer

21st January 2016

Logistics BusinessSupply Chain Efficiencies For UK Frozen Food Retailer

UK frozen food retailer Iceland has signed a new three-year commercial agreement with CHEP, provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, to deliver significant supply chain efficiencies in both its UK and international operations.

Central to the deal will be CHEP’s supply of around 100,000 of its industry standard B1210A pallets (1200x1000mm) per year to support Iceland’s container devanning operation at its 4 main distribution centre facilities located at Livingston (West Lothian, Scotland), Enfield (North London), Swindon (Wiltshire) and Warrington (Cheshire) as well as its international business.

Iceland will be leveraging CHEP’s expertise to continue strong asset controls at its distribution sites. In addition, Iceland will continue to allow CHEP’s supply chain experts access to these sites to support its asset management initiatives at a local level.

Further strategic opportunities to work together are expected to arise over the course of the new agreement, with Iceland keen to adopt the use of CHEP’s display pallets.

CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability.

Iceland has over 850 stores in the UK. The company prides itself on being a convenient and friendly place to do the family’s weekly shop, as well as to meet everyone’s daily top-up shopping needs for fresh, chilled and frozen food and groceries.