Clipper Logistics has extended its deal with Asda for both one-man and two-man fulfilment for the supermarket giant’s general merchandise and George product ranges.

News of the deal follows Clipper’s interim results for the six months to 31 October 2018 which showed a 14.1% rise in turnover to £227.9m (2017: £199.7m) and a 16.9% leap in pre-tax profit to £9.3m (2017: £7.9m).

The extension of the Asda contract, for an undisclosed period, sees Clipper continue to oversee receipt, storage, returns processing and online order fulfilment, with its one-man range run from Clipper’s Ollerton site and its two-man range from Doncaster.

It will also continue to provide warehousing and fulfilment services for Asda and George.

In a statement, the company said the deal demonstrates the success of its 10-year partnership with Asda.

Carl Muir, Clipper Logistics operations director, said: “Our relationship with the Asda and George brands has gone from strength to strength over the last 10 years, and we are delighted to be continually valued as an agile and innovative partner.

“We are looking forward to expanding together with Asda, as increased volumes drive additional resource requirements, with the possible addition of a further packing machine in 2019.”

Chris Hall, senior director of central logistics at Asda Logistics Services, said: “Clipper has a long history of excellent service and this contract builds upon their expertise and experience to deliver for our customers. We look forward to the future with Clipper in this fast paced, highly demanding sector.”