Menzies Distribution, the marketing and logistics specialist, has agreed a new exclusive supply chain partnership with online group-buying platform RetailerSaver.com.
The agreement will see Menzies Distribution manage the nationwide warehousing and fulfilment of products and stock for RetailerSaver.com, as well as the delivery of these products to stores across the country.
RetailerSaver.com is the UK’s first online purchasing group for independent retailers and was created to support high street traders by providing access to discounted rates secured through group buying power.
The website and mobile app offer customers an average saving of 15% off typical wholesale prices on a range of branded FMCG items including alcohol, confectionery, grocery and soft drinks.
RetailerSaver.com CEO Jamie Burke said: “RetailerSaver was founded to help with the revival of the UK’s high street and provide a genuine alternative to ‘the big 3’ delivered wholesalers. An independent, healthy and local high street supports the retail market and keeps our town centres alive.
"It’s good for suppliers, retailers and consumers, so I am delighted to be working with a company such as Menzies Distribution who share in our desire to support local retailers.”
As well as logistics support, Menzies Distribution will work with the company to develop a series of tailored marketing campaigns. These are aimed at showcasing the brand’s unique position in the marketplace and the strength of group buying power in securing real value for money for retail businesses.
Kent Smith of Menzies Distribution said: “Not only do we have the network, knowledge and fleet to fulfil these deliveries, but we are one of only a few companies that can support this with an integrated marketing operation.
"So, this is a really exciting new partnership with RetailerSaver.com that will help independent shops become more successful by providing them with easier access to discounted branded goods through a more efficient supply chain. Day or night, we’ll be able to get stock safely and reliably to retailers when they need it.”
There are already over 3,000 registered RetailerSaver.com customers, and the number of retailers joining is expected to rise 10-fold over the coming year. The service offers free delivery on orders over £850 and there is no membership, joining fee or minimum monthly spend.