Howard Tenens Logistics, the privately owned, logistics company that provides complete UK coverage, has been awarded a deal with Planet Organic. As part of the partnership, the haulier will operate consolidated daily deliveries to the health food retailer’s stores.
Howard Tenens Logistics will then centralise Planet Organic’s supply chain into a dedicated distribution centre in Sunbury-on-Thames, which will service all stores daily with a consolidated service.
“Our supply chain today is just not fit for purpose and absolutely not in line with our Planet Organic ethos. By moving to a centralised supply chain, we will dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, as well as make our stores much easier to operate and allow our store colleagues to focus on providing great customer service by removing the need to handle so many deliveries every single day,” said George Dymond, Planet Organic CEO.
Moreover, Howard Tenens will also become a Planet Organic shareholder. Alongside new and existing shareholders, Planet Organic aims to significantly grow its store base, making such a logistical change, revolutionary for the business and customer offering.
“We are delighted with the new award of business and in becoming a strategic partner of Planet Organic. We are excited to form such a key part of the customer proposition and have been impressed by the Planet Organic team and business strategy,” added Karl Hodgkinson, Howard Tenens Logistics Managing Director.
“Through ongoing delivery, learning and development of the Howard Tenens’ Carbon Reduction Strategy, we will fully support Planet Organic in significantly reducing the carbon footprint/impact of its existing supply chain solution and aim to introduce a number of ESG initiatives as part of the overall integration project, to include key sustainable initiatives such as the application of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in place of white diesel, offering a 92% reduction in Co2.”
The health food retailer is currently rolling out major growth plans which include a significant expansion of its store base.
“We have a big growth agenda. We aim to grow our store portfolio significantly, allowing more consumers to access our great organic products. We are tremendously excited about today’s announcement and opening the distribution centre at Sunbury with Howard Tenens Logistics. Howard Tenens Logistics look forward to working closely with Planet Organic during what I’m sure will be an exciting and evolutionary period for both companies,” concludes Dymond.