Polish clothing retailer LPP launches logistics business

A woman looks at a fabric in the reserved shop of Polish fashion retailer LPP, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Warsaw, Poland September 4, 2020. Picture taken September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

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GDANSK, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Polish clothing company LPP (LPPP.WA) has launched a new business to manage the retailer’s logistics network from August, the company said on Tuesday.

LPP Logistics will be responsible for the operations of a network of seven sites located in Poland and abroad.

It will handle “tens of thousands” of containers and distribute around 400 million items a year, said Jacek Kujawa, CEO of the newly launched unit.

LPP Logistics plans to open two new warehouses each year and, with e-commerce representing a growing share of operations, is exploring technologies such as autonomous mobile robots.

Although the operator’s biggest customers are the brands of the LPP group, it does not rule out providing services to outside companies.

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Reporting by Mateusz Rabiega Editing by David Goodman, Kirsten Donovan

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