Clipper Logistics has extended its 17 year relationship with John Lewis which will see it further develop the retailer’s click and collect services in Waitrose stores.

Starting this autumn, Clipper will deliver around 40,000 customer orders to 100 Waitrose stores around the country. This may evolve, said Clipper, in line with ever-changing customer expectations.

Steve Parkin, chairman of Clipper, added: "We are delighted to be working in collaboration with John Lewis to create a unique platform to support the rapidly growing click and collect customer proposition.

"Our expertise and experience in logistics solutions and fulfilment in an omnichannel age ensures we are well positioned to support John Lewis's order fulfilment as demand continues to increase."

Dino Rocos, operations director at John Lewis, said: "We have worked with Clipper Logistics for the last seventeen years; as a retail sector leader, they are ideally placed to help us respond to our growing demand for omnichannel order fulfilment."