Hoover Candy UK appoints specialist logistics partner for independent retailers

Hoover Candy UK has announced it will work with independent trade specialist Yusen Logistics in order to provide the ‘best possible service’ to its independent retail customers.

Deliveries from across the freestanding, built-in and SDA divisions will be made during opening hours, from 0900-1700, with Yusen offering hands-on support at each outlet, Hoover says.

The service features haulage of mixed loads, handling laundry, cooking, cooling and floorcare appliances from the company’s warehouse in Merthyr Tydfil, with the intention of streamlining Hoover’s workload and optimising flow. The solution also offers flexibility and scalability for Hoover, to allow for future growth in volumes, the company adds.

Hoover Candy operations director John Pugh commented: “This new operation forms a key part of our drive to be the supplier of choice to our retail customers. Based on their feedback, we’ve worked with Yusen to create a new and improved supply chain solution. We hope that this, coupled with the quality of our award winning, innovative products, will provide a strong platform for further growth in the independent sector.”

Yusen Logistics commercial director Nick Rees added: “We have been delivering to the independent trade for 20 years now and it’s great to announce our partnership with Hoover and to help them provide a fantastic service to retailers.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to understand the specialist needs of independents, such as clarity of delivery information, reliable deliveries at convenient times and support onsite, so we hope our work will have a positive impact on both Hoover’s logistics and customer service.”