Wincanton, an established supplier to Waitrose, is now to create a customer fulfilment centre for Waitrose online grocery deliveries. As part of an initial five year contract, Wincanton will develop and operate the CFC in West London with a view to it being fully operational in the current financial year.
Some 800 jobs will be created as a result and will serve an additional 25,000 online orders a week for Waitrose customers.
Andrew Murphy, John Lewis Partnership executive director, operations said: “This builds on a 20-year relationship with Wincanton from which we know them to be a collaborative and agile business partner. Our companies’ complementary experience will help us further accelerate our online growth and respond well to significant customer demand.”