// Arcadia is in “advanced discussions” with logistics group Clippers
// The companies are discussing a transportation contract for Arcadia’s store delivery network
Arcadia is currently in talks with logistics solutions Clipper Logistics to discuss a transportation contract for its store delivery network.
The current transportation contract is managed by another logistics provider and consultations on Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment), also known as TUPE, are expected to start shortly once an appropriate process is agreed between Clipper and the incumbent logistics provider.
Once finalised, this new contract will see Clipper making nearly 3000 deliveries a week with the operation expected to start as soon as August.
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Clipper executive chairman Steve Parkin said he is looking forward to “developing a longer-term partnership” with Arcadia.
The logistics specialist has increasingly signed up more fashion brands in recent periods.
It currently has deals with retailers Marks & Spencer, Very, PrettyLittleThing and River Island.
Earlier this year, Clippers signed a new contract with lifestyle retailer Joules.
However, the company was recently accused of not having strong enough safety measures in place at one point as the coronavirus crisis was seeing its highest-ever infection rates early on in the lockdown.