GREENWICH, Conn. — July 13, 2016 — XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has announced that it will manage the first outsourced logistics warehouse for INTERSPORT, the largest sporting goods retail network in Europe. The warehouse will serve 600 retail outlets in France and Belgium, and is expected to handle eight million items annually from 122 suppliers within 24 months of opening. The five-year contract will initiate in January of 2017.
Strategically located adjacent to INTERSPORT’s warehouse in Saint-Vulbas (Ain), France, the new facility will allow INTERSPORT to better centralize the flow of goods and progressively increase its storage capacity in line with its rapid growth. Both warehouses will utilize Reflex software combined with a transportation management system to fully integrate the managed flow of goods. Furthermore, the proximity of the two warehouses will optimize transportation capacity.
XPO has designed a customized logistics solution to meet the requirements of INTERSPORT franchisees. The company will package products of all sizes and volumes, and will prepare single-item deliveries as a customer service for retail outlets. The XPO facility in Lyon, France, which already handles sports products, will help manage peaks in activity and the seasonality of product lines.
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