Musgrave Retail Partners GB is to deliver frozen food directly to Londis retailers later this year.

The move, which is expected to start from the third quarter of the year, follows investment in tri-temperature vehicles last year. The products were previously delivered by Palmer & Harvey.

Londis retailer and National Retailer Council chair Arjan Mehr said: “The plans for Londis to deliver frozen product directly to us will drive significant benefit to retailers,” he said.

“It will lead to better value through higher loyalty payments and enhanced margins, quicker processes for us when ordering and receiving deliveries, and a more tailored range of products.” Musgrave GB Donal Horgan added that 2013 would be a “game changing year” for Londis retailers, with Musgrave’s £25m investment in the brand, development, technology and supply chain coming to fruition.