Wednesday, September 23, 2009

London City Bond Appointed Distributor to Fells Wines

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London City Bond, the UK’s largest dedicated wine and spirits logistics provider, has secured a multi-million pound contract to provide warehousing, distribution and added value services for fine wine importer Fells.

The three-year deal with Fells will include bonded storage of more than 100,000 cases at the Barking site, picking to order and nationwide distribution. London City Bond will also produce up to 25% of its gift sets that are targeted at supermarkets, department stores, off licences and cash and carry's.

Geoff Rider, Operations Director at Fells, said: “The gift packing area of our business has grown significantly in recent years and now includes a range of food and non-food sets that are sold across the retail sector. As a result, we needed a flexible logistics provider that could offer significant supply chain efficiencies and meet changing customer demand patterns. London City Bond was the natural choice and I am looking forward to working alongside its highly experienced management team.”

Jeff Stanton, Non-Executive Chairman of London City Bond, added: “We are delighted to be providing a total logistics solution for Fells, a leading fine wine brand. In particular, the contract reflects our growing reputation for providing added value logistics services, which is very much part of our business development strategy going forward. It also demonstrates our capability to offer nationwide distribution services to a wide range of end points beyond the immediate wine trade, such as supermarkets and cash and carry's.”