Menzies Logistics Solutions has won a three year contract with WHSmith, worth £1.5m.

The recently launched division of Menzies Distribution, which is branching out into high street logistics from its background in newspaper and magazines, will deliver goods to stores in the north of England.

The deal will cover the transport of DVDs, e-readers, confectionery and books to shops in Chester, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and York.

Goods will be collected from the retailer’s DC in Birmingham, before being delivered to Menzies’s warehouses in Chester, Preston and Leeds.

General manager Stuart McLean said: “We are delighted to have started providing final mile deliveries for WHSmith. The geographic spread of our warehouses means we are able to offer them a truly competitive deal and reduce road miles for their stock. We are also easily able to deliver anytime during the day or night.”

The contract also offers the possibility of consolidation to stores it already delivers print products to, McLean added.