Snowman Logistics partners with IKEA to manage their in-store restaurants
October 17, 2017: Integrated temperature controlled logistics service provider, Snowman Logistics has partnered with IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings retailer to manage the backend of their in-store restaurants business, in India.
October 17, 2017: Integrated temperature controlled logistics service provider, Snowman Logistics has partnered with IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings retailer to manage the backend of their in-store restaurants business, in India. Snowman will be the exclusive partner and extend support at pan India level, as IKEA opens stores in various cities.
Commenting on the partnership, Prem Kishan Gupta, Chairman, Snowman Logistics, said, “We are glad to partner IKEA in their India foray. Our proven capabilities and performance in providing best in class temperature controlled solutions, across varied products and customer specifications are absolutely aligned to the challenging requirements of global leaders like IKEA. We believe, working with IKEA will further strengthen and reinforce our leadership position in the cold chain industry”.
Speaking on the development, Sunil Nair, Chief Executive Officer, Snowman Logistics, said, “We are extremely delighted about the partnership. Given that food is a highly perishable commodity with very short shelf-life and because numerous details need constant attention and perfection in food business, Snowman becomes a logical choice for a trusted logistics partner, offering end-to-end solutions. Snowman will support IKEA by optimising transportation operations, coordinating suppliers, integrating supply chain technologies, synchronising inbound and outbound logistics flow and in managing distribution network, for successfully running the restaurant. We also hope to learn a lot from this relationship and upgrade our standards to the best in the world”
Henrik Österström, Country Food Manager, IKEA India, commented, “We have found a competent and long-term partner in Snowman Logistics and believe it will be long term and successful collaboration. It is our ambition to create a one supply chain solution for our restaurants and cafés in our stores across India. We have great demands on ourselves on Food safety, sustainability and total quality control, which is crucial for success in our food operations. Snowman is committed to enable us create the low price for our customers with a high degree of efficiency and willingness to develop together into the future.”