DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a contract extension with Mothercare, the UK’s specialist retailer of parenting and children's products, to handle national distribution to its network of 300+ UK stores and international franchises until 2020.
Building on the two companies’ existing 25 year relationship, DHL will manage the national operation at its main site in Crick, Northamptonshire, handling both Mothercare and Early Learning Centre brands.
The new contract will stimulate greater efficiency for the UK operation, with a strong focus on cost and collaborative initiatives, while supporting Mothercare’s agenda to drive growth and reach, with a streamlined distribution model for international markets.
Graeme Thompson, Head of Global Supply Chain Planning and Development, Mothercare UK, commented: “We are always looking at ways to serve our customers better and the new contract with DHL ensures parents in the UK and worldwide can get the quality products they need at their convenience. An integrated and streamlined supply chain is key to this vision.”
Jon Wood, VP Home and Leisure, DHL Supply Chain added: “We’re delighted to have secured this contract with Mothercare. Our 25 year relationship enables us to work closely together to develop a tailored model that meets Mothercare’s transport needs. Under the new agreement we’re looking forward to using our expertise to create value for Mothercare’s customers and to assisting the company further as it continues to grow internationally.”