Carole Woodhead
Mark Lane

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Next extends Hermes home delivery contract until 2022

Leeds-based home delivery specialist Hermes has secured a four-year contract extension with Next - making it one of the biggest ever home delivery deals within the UK.

Under the new agreement, Hermes will continue to handle the delivery requirements for the NEXT Directory until 2022.

The two companies will continue to work together to ensure the retailer remains at the forefront of the home delivery market, with initiatives such as its order before 10pm for next day delivery service.

Hermes and Next have been working in partnership since the launch of the then groundbreaking mail order operation NEXT Directory in 1988. This was followed by the launch of its online service and next day delivery offer in 2000 - another first in home shopping in the UK.

Consignments picked and packed daily in Next’s distribution centres are delivered overnight into the Hermes regional depot network. From there, orders are distributed to households across the UK.

Carole Woodhead, CEO of Hermes in the UK said: “By extending this contract until 2022, Next has shown a high level of confidence in our ability to continue to provide an industry leading, multi-channel solution with a range of flexible and affordable delivery options.

“The strength of our partnership will continue to ensure that Next remains the standard bearer in the UK home delivery market through our future innovation and continued investment in the right technology and people.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mark Lane .

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