Damaris turns to Menlo for distribution services

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Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that it will carry out logistics, warehousing and distribution services for the U.K.-based lingerie producer Damaris. The appointment of Menlo is designed to improve the fashion house’s delivery service to customers by shortening order turnaround times and enhancing reliability of its supply chain.

“Our customers are wide-ranging in nature, from large department stores to high-street retailers to individuals ordering online,” says Louisa Jarman, sales director of Damaris. “However they are similar in their demand for a quality delivery service comparable to our superior product range. It was to meet these criteria, as well as provide the geographical scope that our international market requires, that we selected Menlo.”

After receiving merchandise from Damaris’ manufacturing plants in Asia at its facility in Swindon, U.K., Menlo provides a range of value-added services, including labeling, kimball tagging, gusseting and pricing of individual garments. Menlo then processes all orders before shipping them to Damaris customers throughout Europe and the rest of the world; this includes supplying and dove-tailing with Damaris’ existing distributor networks in Asia and the United States.

“At Menlo, we have developed an in-depth knowledge of the garment industry and a proficiency in managing the supply chain demands peculiar to the global fashion business,” says Tony Gunn, Menlo’s managing director for Europe. “We are delighted to bring these skills to bear on behalf of Damaris within our multiuser warehouse facility in Swindon.”