2015-06-17 The United Kingdom
Kerry Logistics Network Limited (“Kerry Logistics”; Stock Code 636.HK), a leading logistics service provider in Asia, has secured a contract with House of Fraser, the UK and Ireland’s premium department store group, to support the retailer’s store and e-commerce expansion into China through the course of 2016.
Kerry Logistics will operate more than 9,000 square meters of warehousing for the group in Shanghai, providing import agency services, import customs brokerage, and domestic distribution and e-fulfillment. Value-added services will range from re-conditioning of consumer returns to product localisation.
“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Kerry Logistics for our China distribution services, for both our stores and online proposition,” Tony Carr, Executive Director, Supply Chain and International, House of Fraser.
“Their expertise and local knowledge will be invaluable as we establish a presence in the region and bring our premium shopping experience to the consumers in China.”
House of Fraser is set to open stores across China, with the first three in Nanjing, Chongqing, and Xuzhou, as well, they plan to launch an on-line portal in the country, as part of ongoing expansion plans following its acquisition by Sanpower Group last year.
“We are delighted to be working with the House of Fraser team and supporting this great British brand as it expands into China,” said Emma Rowlands, UK Sales Director, Kerry Logistics.
“China is an exciting market and we have the right local expertise and experience, as well as the facilities and assets to support House of Fraser’s launch there.”