Kerry Logistics to support House of Fraser’s China expansion

Kerry Logistics Network Limited has secured a contract with House of Fraser, a UK and Ireland based department store group, to support the retailer’s store and e-commerce expansion into China through the course of 2016.

Kerry Logistics will operate more than 9,000 sq m of warehousing for the group in Shanghai, China, providing import agency services, import customs brokerage, and domestic distribution and e-fulfilment. Value-added services will range from re-conditioning of consumer returns to product localisation.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Kerry Logistics for our China distribution services, for both our stores and online proposition,” said Tony Carr, House of Fraser’s Executive Director, Supply Chain and International. “Their expertise and local knowledge will be invaluable as we establish a presence in the region and bring our premium shopping experience to the consumers in China.”

House of Fraser is set to open stores across China, with the first three in Nanjing, Chongqing, and Xuzhou. The company also plans to launch an online portal in the country, as part of ongoing expansion plans following its acquisition by Sanpower Group last year.

“We are delighted to be working with the House of Fraser team and supporting this great British brand as it expands into China,” said Emma Rowlands, UK Sales Director, Kerry Logistics. “China is an exciting market and we have the right local expertise and experience, as well as the facilities and assets to support House of Fraser’s launch there.”