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Iceland Foods Extends Distribution Partnership with XPO Logistics 

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XPO Logistics has renewed its contract with frozen food retailer Iceland Foods for warehousing and distribution services in the United Kingdom. XPO will implement a phased strategy to increase growth capacity for the British supermarket chain, with scalable initiatives for technology, labor optimization, fleet optimization and cost savings. The renewal extends the partnership with Iceland to more than a decade.

The distribution solution combines six Iceland warehouses with supplemental capacity at XPO shared-user sites, and additional logistics and transport support as needed for peak demand. XPO manages approximately 3,000 food suppliers at Iceland distribution centers in Warrington, Deeside, Enfield, Livingston and two in Swindon. The companies co-developed a behavioral safety program for site colleagues, resulting in consecutive annual improvements in safety performance, including 2020, during the challenging period of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic that spread from China to Britain and virtually the entire world.

“We’re delighted to take the next steps with XPO in positioning our supply chain for ongoing growth,” said Steve Pennington, supply chain director at Iceland Foods. “Together, we’re achieving measurable improvements in safety and operational excellence, while continuing to give customers the outstanding service they expect from us.”

Malcolm Wilson, XPO Logistics chief executive officer for Europe, commented: “The teams at Iceland and XPO collaborate daily to make the most of the synergies in our combined network. We’re excited to use our technology and expertise to deliver the next level of results for Iceland through our greatest asset, our people.”

About XPO

XPO Logistics is ranked in the top ten list of global logistics providers of supply chain solutions in the world. It operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 30 countries, with 1,629 locations and more than 100,000 employees. The company’s corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France.