Wincanton has signed a three-year contract to provide a full ‘multichannel solution’ for Jollyes, The Pet Superstore as part of the retailer’s expansion plans.
Wincanton will provide shared warehousing and transport services to deliver to more than 90 stores across the UK as well as direct to Jollyes’ customers.
The service will be based at Wincanton’s shared-user site in Wigan, Greater Manchester. It will deploy Wincanton’s latest eFulfilment technology to create a retail replenishment and pick, pack and ship operation, including customer returns, carrier management and supplier to customer.
Chris Ward, chief operating and supply chain officer for Jollyes, said: “As the UK’s fastest-growing national pet speciality retailer, we were keen to partner with an experienced, well-respected distribution partner who was able to facilitate our significant expansion plans."
Paul Durkin, director of home and eFulfilment at Wincanton, added: “We are delighted to partner Jollyes at this exciting time in their growth journey.
“Jollyes is a respected UK brand with whom we share the same ‘can do’ values. Our solution creates a flexible, customer-centric service enabling Jollyes to grow their store-based business and take full advantage of the ecommerce opportunities in the retail sector.”
Jollyes has plans to substantially grow its store network and ecommerce operations over the next three years.