Bibby Distribution lorry

Bibby Distribution has been revealed as the distribution provider for Netto.

Bibby Distribution is providing frozen, chilled and ambient food logistics for the discounter, which returned to the UK in November and now has five stores.

The contract marks its first move into chilled and frozen logistics.

Netto uses display pallets in its stores, which Bibby Distribution staff prepare at its Scunthorpe distribution centre so they can be brought out to the shop floor immediately after delivery.

“It’s a very different relationship to what might be expected between a 3PL and a retailer, and we’re delighted to be able to offer the agility, flexibility and transparency that Netto requires to ensure customers get the very best value,” said Bibby Distribution development director Duncan Eyre.

Netto - a joint venture between Sainsbury’s and Dansk Supermarked - plans to open a further 10 stores this year.