August 4, 2016 | Published by Eddie Stobart

Eddie Stobart has been named as the transport provider for Tesco’s UK distribution centre operations following an extensive competitive tendering process. 

A new three-year contract was awarded to Eddie Stobart in July, following a competitive tender process that began in March – at the end of the company’s previous contract with Tesco.  The new contract marks the continuation of a collaborative relationship of more than ten years, which has seen the British brands pioneer multimodal transportation firsts and develop state-of-the-art-new distribution centres together in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

Eddie Stobart CEO Alex Laffey said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the new contract following an extensive tender in what is a very competitive marketplace.  The continuation of our relationship with Tesco underlines the value of the Eddie Stobart network, and is testament to the work of our expert team of planners, drivers and warehouse operatives, of whom we are very proud. Our aim is to always deliver unrivalled efficiencies and value for our customers and we look forward to continuing this in collaboration with Tesco by further leveraging our integrated network and movements to maximum effect.”

Tesco said in a statement issued this week: “We would like to thank all vendors involved in the tender for their continued support and effort in taking part. We are excited at the renewal and our ongoing collaboration with Eddie Stobart to continue to drive value for our customers.”