XPO Logistics, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the Princes Group to distribute its soft drinks in the UK. XPO will provide palletised distribution using full-truckload service from a Princes warehouse in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Princes Group is an international food and drinks group involved in manufacturing, importing and distributing branded and customer-owned goods. Its product range includes tinned fish, meat, fruit, ready-made meals, soft drinks and edible oils.
The XPO solution involves the transportation of palletised soft drinks from Princes' warehouses to customers throughout the UK, including major supermarkets, convenience stores, foodservice operators and wholesale suppliers. The XPO operation uses a mix of core fleet vehicles and shared user transport and provides Princes with real-time visibility and vehicle tracking into the progress of deliveries.
Dan Myers, managing director – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said, "Princes Group encompasses so many recognised and loved brands found in kitchen cupboards up and down the country. Being a critical part of Princes' supply chain is testimony to the relationship we've built together and the trust Princes has in the XPO team."