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DHL and House of Fraser sign five-year contract extension

By: David Howells
05 August 2011

Department store House of Fraser has extended its contract with DHL for another five years, at a cost of £85 million.

DHL recently sourced a distribution plant in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, close to House of Fraser's existing distribution centre. The refurbished, 245,000-square-feet facility is set to open later this month, creating 235 additional operations and driving jobs.

The Wellingborough base will solely handle servicing the stores whereas a dedicated branch in Milton Keynes will focus on sales distribution.

Upon signing the deal, House of Fraser confirmed that DHL would be on hand to help it along with its ambitious growth plans in the coming years.

"Our lasting partnership with DHL Supply Chain has seen through a seamless transition to our new site in Wellingborough, allowing us to concentrate on delighting our customers in new and innovative ways," House of Fraser's supply chain director Mark Holland told

"The DHL team's knowledge and experience of our business was a key factor in their appointment to carry out this project."

Adding, managing director of DHL's fashion division Paul Richardson told "We are very pleased to continue our relationship with House of Fraser, particularly as the company expands its sales footprint.

"The multi-channel space is one where our considerable experience will undoubtedly help support House of Fraser's future growth plans."

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