UK: Initial Wins Bass Sole Supply Textile Deal
The seven-figure sole supply deal involves the provision of chef's wear, table and bed linen together with washroom products to all Bass pubs, restaurants and the Express by Holiday Inn hotel chain. In excess of 2.4 million items of linen will be supplied during the two-year contract.
Bass is thought to be the first major UK leisure retailer to appoint a sole supplier for its entire textile and washroom service equipment. Initial will provide specially designed and manufactured workwear garments to reflect all Bass sub-brands including All Bar One and Harvester.
Nick Andrews, trading manager, operational services at Bass says that establishing a single source of supply for the vast range of items required will make the logistics of running the business far easier.
Initial Textile Services is already investing around £500,000 on new plant to meet the increase in volume expected. In addition, a bespoke IT programme is being developed which will give daily feedback to Bass head office, providing total access to vital management information.
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