CEVA partners FoodWorks on retail distribution

CEVA Logistics wins lucrative new transport and logistics contract with supermarket chain FoodWorks

CEVA Logistics has won a lucrative new transport and logistics contract with supermarket chain FoodWorks, which will see it run the company's logistics operations across Australia.

CEVA will manage warehousing and distribution to FoodWorks' more than 700 stores, which the global logistics group says cements its position as a supply chain solutions provider in the grocery space.

FoodWorks CEO Peter Noble says the partnership will allow the company to have full control of its growing private label portfolio.

Noble, speaking today at the group's national conference in New Zealand, says CEVA has the capability to support expansion of private label brands through an end-to-end logistics solution.

"Through partnering with CEVA Logistics, FoodWorks is in a position to head up our ‘own brands’ supply chain, which basically means we can cut out the middle man and control our private label products with CEVA Logistics’ end to end solution efficiencies, passing the cost and time benefit onto our retailers and customers," he says.

CEVA is expected to provide global sourcing arrangements along with local warehousing and distribution to outlets in every state of Australia.

Managing Director Howard Critchley says the company has ample room for FoodWorks to grow and expand its private label offerings.

"We are extremely excited to have a major nationally-operating supermarket company the likes of
FoodWorks come on board with us," he says.

"We’re looking forward to fully supporting their supermarkets’ freight management and warehousing needs now and well into the future."

The new warehousing and logistics arrangement will commence later this month, and will service all FoodWorks stores nationally by early next year.

Foodworks has earmarked supply chain efficiency as a key focus for the coming year.

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