XPO Logistics has extended its partnership with frozen food supermarket Iceland.

The new deal will see XPO and Iceland continue their deal for almost a decade with the distributor employing 3,000 people across the UK – including its two Swindon sites.

Malcolm Wilson, XPO Logistics chief executive officer for Europe, said, “The teams at Iceland and XPO collaborate daily to make the most of the synergies in our combined network. 

“We’re excited to use our technology and expertise to deliver the next level of results for Iceland through our greatest asset, our people.”

Supply chain director at Iceland Foods Steve Pennington added: “We’re delighted to take the next steps with XPO in positioning our supply chain for ongoing growth.

“Together, we’re achieving measurable improvements in safety and operational excellence, while continuing to give Iceland customers the outstanding service they expect from us.” 

XPO says it will create a strategy to "increase growth for the supermarket chain, which will include "initiatives for technology, labour optimisation, fleet optimisation and cost savings".