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City Link wins £1.5m JML contract

This article originally appeared on roadtransport.com.  See the full story here http://www.commercialmotor.com/latest-news/city-link-wins-%C2%A31.5m-jml-contract

City Link has won a one-year, £1.5m, contract to distribute all B2B and B2C deliveries for household gadgets firm JML.

The parcel giant’s Newcastle depot will handle goods from JML’s South Shields DC for deliveries to businesses, such as Asda and Debenhams through JML Retail, and directly to consumers, who order products via JML Direct. The majority of deliveries will use City Link’s Next Day service.

The courier says it was awarded the contract, which will run for one year initially, following the retailer’s “extensive market research” into which parcels firm was most suited to its distribution needs.
Duncan Faithfull, City Link CEO, says the contract had been in negotiations for “quite some time” before the appointment was made. He adds: “We are delighted that JML has decided to enter straight into a contract with us, with no trial period beforehand. This is as a result of a series of meetings between JML and our IT and operations teams, so they now have a full understanding of the systems we have in place here at City Link.”

Rentokil-owned City Link predicted an upturn to its Q4 activities in its most recent interim report published in November, providing there was no repeat of 2010’s severe weather disruption, saying it had more than £50m of new business in the pipeline.

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