Menzies Distribution has said that a successful transition has taken place from the previous supplier of national logistics at WH Smith as it begins work on a three-year contract.

The deal sees Menzies supply trunk services from the three WHSmith Distribution Centres in Birmingham, Swindon and Dunstable into the Menzies depot network as well as final mile delivery to over 1,200 stores nationwide.

Paul McCourt, MD at Menzies Distribution, said: “This is a very significant milestone in our journey to establish Menzies Distribution as a serious player in the UK’s retail logistics market. As a business that three years ago was largely about delivering newspapers and magazines, we are delighted now to be delivering national retail logistics for one of Britain’s biggest and best known high street retailers.”

McCourt added that with Menzies having secured several significant contracts in the e-commerce fulfilment sector and recently completed acquisitions (Oban Express and AJG Parcels), it was “building a strong and sustainable business that is ideally placed to take advantage of further growth within this dynamic market”.

In 2013 Menzies signed a three-year last-mile distribution deal with WH Smith.