Clipper Logistics is set to create around 200 new jobs after landing a three-year deal with John Lewis to provide additional e-commerce and store replenishment services from its Bardon distribution centre, near Leicester.

The contract, which will run for a minimum of three years, is an extension of a temporary arrangement between the two firms which saw Clipper provide e-commerce and store replenishment over the Christmas period last year.

Set to go live later this month, the deal sees Clipper Logistics expand its range of services to John Lewis, which already include returns management for e-commerce products, forward orders for furniture, pre-retail operations for clothing suppliers and the click and collect joint venture Clicklink.

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Clipper Logistics said that around 200 new jobs will be created at the Bardon facility, which are expected to include warehousing and driver roles, to support the new contract.

Steve Parkin, Clipper executive chairman, said: "We are delighted to extend our relationship with John Lewis and remain proud to support their e-commerce and store replenishment operations. Clipper is very much the go-to provider of end-to-end services in the online retailing space."

Mark Robinson, Supply Chain Director of John Lewis said: "John Lewis are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship of over 20 years with Clipper who continue to have an excellent reputation for delivering rapid and effective logistics solutions. We look forward to continuing our collaborative working relationship in the years to come."