Canute Group Named By Lakeland As Supply Chain Partner For 13th Year
The Canute Group are pleased to announce that they have been reselected by Lakeland, the home of creative kitchenware company, as their UK Retail supply chain partner of choice.
The Essex-based haulier, who operate a network of depots and warehouses throughout the UK, have maintained a successful working partnership with Lakeland since purchasing the retailer’s previous distribution partners REE Distribution in 2001.
With currently 68 stores in the UK, and over 4000 products for the kitchen and home, Lakeland is well placed to provide solutions for customers’ needs through their retail stores, customer services department and web/mobile channels.
The contract will see Canute continuing its regular daytime trunking from Lakeland DC in Kendal, Cumbria, into Canute’s depots in Kendal, Warrington, Gamston and Coventry. Each depot delivers throughout the night to the majority of Lakeland stores in their area so that stock is available to the store at the start of the working day.
Lakeland have chosen the Canute Group due to the balance of cost, quality and service, which ensures that Lakeland’s delivery requirements to store, and the needs of their retail customers are met.
“We’re delighted to have renewed our distribution contract with Lakeland and to be continuing to supply bespoke services to them over the new contract term,” said Gary Sharp, Operations Director at Canute.
“Our background in retail supply chain management for clients ranging from The Perfume Shop to Lush and Made.com makes Canute ideally placed to fulfil the needs of this major high-street brand and we’re really looking forward to supporting Lakeland in the years to come.”
The Canute Group has provided flexible and innovative solutions for blue-chip, high street retailers for a number of years, operating across a broad range of retail sectors including grocery, wines and spirits, fashion, electronics and homeware on both a dedicated contract and a network basis.