Pet retailer Jollyes has extended its logistics partnership with supply chain specialist Wincanton for a further two years.
Wincanton has provided warehouse and distribution services to Jollyes stores across Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 2019. The new contract will see Wincanton store, pick and deliver over three million cases of products per year, replenishing all 70-plus Jollyes stores from its warehouse in Wigan, Greater Manchester.
The move is designed to support Jollyes’ growth plans that will see it open 20 new stores in 12 months. The new contract will also incorporate ‘backhauling’ agreements that will see Jollyes take responsibility for picking up products from six key suppliers – Mars, Gold Line, GA Pet Food Partners, Blazers, Pets Choice and Johnsons Veterinary – on the vehicles’ return to Wigan.
As part of the new deal, eight lorries sporting Jollyes livery will hit the roads in May, carrying messages such as ‘No Treats Are Left in This Lorry Overnight’.
Joe Wykes, chief operating officer at Jollyes, said: “Our partnership with Wincanton is foundational for Jollyes and crucial to supporting our ambitious growth plans over the next three years.
“What’s more, the innovative backhauling agreements with our supplier partners will deliver significant environmental benefits as we reduce road miles.”