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Clipper Logistics plc
20 September 2016

Clipper signs new 10 year Contract with John Lewis Partnership


Clipper Logistics plc ("Clipper", "the Group" or "the "Company"), a leading provider of value-added logistics solutions and e-fulfilment to the retail sector, is pleased to announce that it has signed a new 10 year contract with The John Lewis Partnership to provide a range of retail support services from a new distribution centre at Grange Park, Northampton. This announcement follows the initial announcement made by the Company in March last year.


The new distribution centre, acquired by Clipper earlier this year specifically for John Lewis, will provide in excess of 500,000 square feet of capacity. Initial activity commenced in July 2016 and will support John Lewis' new distribution centre in Magna Park, Milton Keynes.


The site will not only be the National Returns Centre for John Lewis managing all e-fulfilment and store returns, but will also provide pre retailing services for John Lewis and a number of other ancillary service activities to support the John Lewis operations.


Steve Parkin, Executive Chairman said:


"Clipper has had a long and close relationship with John Lewis which continues to develop on a number of fronts. We are delighted to be partnering with them once more and to have finalised this long term contract to enable us to continue to support their operations in the UK"









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Steve Parkin, Executive Chairman



Tony Mannix, Chief Executive Officer



David Hodkin, Chief Financial Officer




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Founded by Steve Parkin in 1992, Clipper is amongst the leading providers of value- added logistics solutions and e-fulfilment to the retail sector in the United Kingdom, with an expanding business in Germany and employs nearly 3,000 people. The Group provides consultancy-led services within the online fashion and general merchandise sectors to its blue-chip client base including Harvey Nichols, ASOS, The John Lewis Partnership, Asda, Supergroup, Morrisons, New Look, Tesco and Sainsbury's.


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