XPO Logistics Distributes Half a Million Christmas Trees to Michaels Stores
GREENWICH, Conn. – December 15, 2016
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, was selected by Michaels Stores, Inc. to design a distribution strategy for 500,000 artificial Christmas trees. The trees are a best-selling item for the arts and crafts retail leader with over 1,200 stores in North America.
XPO collaborated with Michaels to formulate a strategy that staged and delivered multiple waves of the Christmas trees across Michaels’ North American footprint of stores in fewer than 25 days. This met the retailer’s objective of adding vital capacity to its distribution network during peak holiday demand.
Rich Markovich, VP of Global Transportation for Michaels Stores, said, “It takes innovative thinking and great flexibility to solve a challenge of this magnitude. XPO’s capacity, technology and can-do attitude meant that we were able to serve our stores and our customers extremely well.”
Ken Zoller, SVP Strategic Accounts for XPO Logistics, said, “We thrive on tackling large and complex assignments. For Michaels, we assembled a SWAT team of experts from our brokerage, less-than-truckload, logistics and technology operations. Our employees are proud to have made this special holiday delivery a success.”
About XPO Logistics, Inc.
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global logistics provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company operates as a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets in 34 countries, with over 86,000 employees and 1,425 locations. XPO uses its network to help more than 50,000 customers manage their goods more efficiently throughout their supply chains. The company has two reporting segments: transportation and logistics, and within these segments, its business is well diversified by geographies, verticals and types of service. XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. www.xpo.com
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