New Five-Year Contract With The White CompanySource: RNS
5 May 2022
Wincanton announces new five-year contract with The White Company
Wincanton plc ("Wincanton" or "the Group"), a leading supply chain partner for UK business, today announces it has been awarded a new five-year contract with luxury lifestyle retailer, The White Company. The contract begins immediately and will see Wincanton provide multi-channel fulfilment services for The White Company, including international eCommerce order fulfilment, store replenishment for its footprint of over 60 stores in the UK and Ireland, and value-added services for around 1.6m customers annually.
Initially, Wincanton will manage The White Company's existing warehouse facility in Swan Valley, Northamptonshire. Over the course of the next 18 months, Wincanton will oversee the migration of The White Company's central warehousing and distribution operations to its own state-of-the-art eFulfilment facility at the WEB, in Rockingham. As part of this move, Wincanton will introduce further customer experience improvements, operational capabilities and support capacity for growth, implementing higher levels of automation to drive efficiency. The migration to the WEB is due to complete by late-Summer 2023 and, once transitioned, The White Company will utilise a significant proportion of the WEB's automated capacity.
Around 175 colleagues, primarily engaged in fulfilment and warehousing services, will transfer from The White Company to join the 20,000-strong Wincanton team as part of this partnership.
James Wroath, CEO at Wincanton, commented:
"This contract with The White Company is a big step forward for Wincanton and a significant milestone for our eFulfilment operations. In due course our state-of-the-art facility in Rockingham will be The White Company's central logistics hub and we will be helping to deliver continued growth in customer experience, efficiency and productivity for the company through greater use of automation. It is testament to the strength, breadth and quality of our services that we have been selected by The White Company who keep the customer at the heart of everything they do to be their partner across all parts of their supply chain, building on our existing relationship as their two-person home delivery provider. We are excited to get started and I would like to welcome our 175 new colleagues to the Wincanton team."
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Notes to Editors
Wincanton is a leading British supply chain solutions company. The Group provides business critical services including storage, handling and distribution; high volume eFulfilment; retailer 'dark stores'; two-person home delivery; fleet and transport management; and network optimisation for many of the UK's best-known companies.
It is active across a range of markets including food and consumer goods; retail and manufacturing; eCommerce; the public sector; major infrastructure; building materials; fuel; and defence. With almost 100 years' heritage, Wincanton's 20,000-strong team operates from more than 200 sites across the country, utilising 3,500 vehicles.
About The White Company
Founded by Chrissie Rucker OBE over 27 years ago, The White Company has become one of the UK's fastest growing multi-channel retailers and a leading lifestyle brand, with over 60 stores across the UK, including high-profile concessions in Harrods and Selfridges.
Our American website launched in 2014, and our US expansion now includes a presence in select Nordstrom stores across the US. July 2018 saw the first European flagship outside of the UK open on Dublin's Grafton Street.
The quintessentially British brand is now synonymous with transforming houses into homes, creating impeccably stylish, beautifully designed products with British town and country heritage at its core. What started as a range of white essentials for the linen cupboard has gradually grown into the ultimate luxury lifestyle destination for the home and wardrobe.
Inspiration for stylish living: Today. Tomorrow. Forever.