Planet Organic has entered into an agreement with Howard Tenens Logistics (HTL) to streamline its inbound stock deliveries from around 200 suppliers and manage the onward delivery of required stock to each of its stores. The service will be operated from a dedicated distribution centre in Sunbury on Thames which will meet its current and future needs as it expands its retail chain.
George Dymond, CEO, Planet Organic said: “Our supply chain today is just not fit for purpose and absolutely not in line with out Planet Organic ethos. By moving to a centralised supply chain, we will dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, as well as make our stores much easier to operate and allow our store colleagues to focus on providing great customer service by removing the need to handle so many deliveries in a single day.”
Karl Hodgkinson, managing director of Howard Tenens Logistics added: “Through ongoing delivery, learning and development of the Howard Tenens’ carbon reduction strategy, we will fully support Planet Organic in significantly reducing the carbon footprint/impact of its existing supply chain solution and aim to introduce a number of ESG initiatives as part of the overall integration project, to include key sustainable initiatives such as the application of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in place of white diesel, offering a 92 per cent reduction in CO2.”