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HEINEKEN and GXO Sign Multi-Year Service Agreement in UK

Transformation programme and ongoing investment to enhance service and make network simpler, stronger and more efficient

HEINEKEN, one of the world’s largest brewing companies and announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with GXO Logistics, Inc., the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, to continue to operate HEINEKEN’s warehouse, distribution and secondary transport network to retail and wholesale outlets across the UK, as well as exclusively to the company’s entire UK pub estate - Star Pubs & Bars. This network manages more than 500,000 deliveries per year to more than 8,000 customers from point of production to retail and wholesale delivery.

“We’ve worked closely with an experienced partner in GXO on developing a multi-year investment and transformation programme to ensure the network is fit for future,” said Boudewijn Haarsma, Managing Director, HEINEKEN UK. “Our joint plan, which focuses on investing into modernising the network, underpins our service to customers and our commitment to continuous improvement and sustainability.”

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with HEINEKEN and look forward to a bright future together,” said Richard Cawston, President, Europe, GXO. “Over the past two years, we’ve made significant progress transforming our operations and delivery network to make it simpler, stronger, more efficient and more sustainable. Together, we will continue to invest to enhance efficiency and service to support HEINEKEN’s expected growth. It’s a great partnership for us, our team members and the pub industry in the U.K.”

GXO operates one of the most extensive and complex warehousing and transport delivery networks for many of the UK’s leading food, beverage and grocery brands. GXO’s operations network for HEINEKEN, the leading beer, cider and pub company in the U.K., includes four regional distribution centers, 18 local delivery platforms and transit depots, over 400 vehicles and employs more than 1,500 team members. An industry leader in ESG solutions, GXO has shortened transit times and lowered CO2 emissions for this network through enhanced delivery schedules and investments in cutting edge technology.

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