Leeds logistics firm experiences unprecedented demand over Christmas

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Logistics solutions, e-fulfilment and returns management services provider Clipper Logistics experienced unprecedented levels of activity in its logistics operations in both the UK and continental Europe over the Black Friday and Christmas periods.

Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 8:06 am Updated Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 8:10 am

Leeds logistics firm experiences unprecedented demand over ChristmasSteve Parkin, executive chairman of Clipper, said: "Our strategic positioning in supporting the online trading of retailers both in the UK and Europe places us in a strong position to continue to deliver excellent returns to our shareholders."

The Leeds-based firm reported that, for the months of November and December, revenues in its logistics business were 50 per cent higher than in the corresponding period of the prior year, with strong growth in both e-commerce related activities and non e-fulfilment services. This continued the strong performance seen in the first half of the financial year, where Clipper reported an increase in revenue from its logistics operations in the six months to October 31, 2020, of 27.9 per cent to GBP270.2m.

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Clipper has also fulfilled its one-billionth item of PPE ordered online through the portal established with eBay in the spring of last year.

This service has now been extended beyond local health care providers including GP surgeries and nursing homes, to educational and other communal establishments. Steve Parkin, executive chairman of Clipper, said: "Our strategic positioning in supporting the online trading of retailers both in the UK and Europe places us in a strong position to continue to deliver excellent returns to our shareholders. "I am immensely proud of the ability of our teams across the business to continue to support our customers' exceptional growth.

The strength of both our underlying markets and our new business activity provide us with an excellent level of confidence in the year ahead." Support The Yorkshire Post and become a subscriber today. Your subscription will help us to continue to bring quality news to the people of Yorkshire.

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