XPO Logistics Wins Contract to Build Outsourced Warehouse and Distribution Network for Greene King
XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been selected by Greene King plc to manage dedicated warehousing and distribution for Greene King’s secondary drinks channel. XPO will provide innovative logistics services from five warehouses distributing to retail pubs and restaurants, including Pub Partner independent licensees and on-trade trade customers.
UK-based Greene King has a rich heritage of brewing award-winning beers and leading pub brands for 220 years. XPO’s dedicated sites in Northampton, Tilbury, Avonmouth and Peterlee will complement Greene King’s current distribution infrastructure. The long-term agreement will take a joint-partnership approach to supporting Greene King’s strategic and environmental goals with a sustainable, technology-driven supply chain solution.
Tim Preston, Greene King Brewing and Brands operations director, 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 – UK and Ireland, 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.”
About XPO Logistics and XPO Logistics Europe
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 30 countries, with 1,506 locations and approximately 97,000 employees. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods most efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, and its European headquarters are in Lyon, France. XPO conducts the majority of its European operations through its subsidiary, XPO Logistics Europe, which trades under the stock symbol XPO on Euronext Paris – Isin FR0000052870.