Kerry Logistics

Kerry Logistics is an Asia-based, global 3PL with the strongest network in Asia covering 55 countries and territories and managing 75 million sq ft of land and logistics facilities worldwide. Kerry Logistics Network Limited is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a selected Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series 2019-2020.

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KERRY LOGISTICS UK HELPS CHARITIES IN MANCHESTER SET UP NETWORKS TO DELIVER FOOD PARCELS AND READY MEALS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC


London, UK, Tuesday 19th May, 2020 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) has supported two food charities facing increased demand for help during the COVID-19 pandemic to set up delivery networks across Manchester, home of its UK headquarters.

The Kerry Logistics UK team delivered groceries and ready meals for social enterprise Open Kitchen MCR and charity The Bread and Butter Thing free of charge at the beginning of the pandemic, and has helped them to establish reliable delivery networks to meet the growing needs of homeless and at risk people in the city.

“Initially we delivered to a sheltered housing development and two hotels in the city centre, which are being used as temporary accommodation for homeless people,” said Stacey Byrne, Sales and Marketing Development Manager, Kerry Logistics (UK).

“We also collected commercial refrigerators that were not being used by businesses closed in the lockdown and delivered them to the charities to assist in feeding those most at risk.

“Since then, the project has grown significantly, and meals are being delivered city-wide through a collaborative partnership led by Manchester City Council with local businesses.

“Having undertaken some of these deliveries myself, I have seen first-hand the benefits these charities are bringing to the community. The recipients, some of whom are in extremely vulnerable situations, are incredibly grateful for the donated food, which has been a real lifeline for them.”

Open Kitchen MCR is a caterer, which uses food that would otherwise be wasted and invests its income in community projects such as food banks.

During COVID-19, its team of volunteers, which now includes chefs from some of Manchester’s leading restaurants who are currently on furlough, is cooking and delivering over 11,000 meals a week to vulnerable people.

Community-led charity The Bread and Butter Thing is providing emergency food support through the coronavirus crisis and recently moved into a temporary warehouse in order to upscale meal deliveries from 150,000 to an expected one million a week.

To find out more about Open Kitchen MCR, openkitchenmcr.co.uk, click here.

To find out more about The Bread and Butter Thing, breadandbutterthing.org, click here.

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About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK)

Kerry Logistics Network is an Asia-based, global 3PL with a highly diversified business portfolio and the strongest coverage in Asia. It offers a broad range of supply chain solutions from integrated logistics, international freight forwarding (air, ocean, road, rail and multimodal), industrial project logistics, to cross-border e-commerce, last-mile fulfilment and infrastructure investment.

With a global presence across 58 countries, Kerry Logistics Network has established a solid foothold in half of the world’s emerging markets. Its diverse infrastructure, extensive coverage in international gateways and local expertise span across China, India, Southeast Asia, the CIS, Middle East, LATAM and other locations.

Kerry Logistics Network generated a revenue of over HK$40 billion in 2019 and is the largest international logistics company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit kerrylogistics.com


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KERRY LOGISTICS UK HELPS CHARITIES IN MANCHESTER SET UP NETWORKS TO DELIVER FOOD PARCELS AND READY MEALS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

London, UK, Tuesday 19th May, 2020 – Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) has supported two food charities facing increased demand for help during the COVID-19 pandemic to set up delivery networks across Manchester, home of its UK headquarters.

The Kerry Logistics UK team delivered groceries and ready meals for social enterprise Open Kitchen MCR and charity The Bread and Butter Thing free of charge at the beginning of the pandemic, and has helped them to establish reliable delivery networks to meet the growing needs of homeless and at risk people in the city.

“Initially we delivered to a sheltered housing development and two hotels in the city centre, which are being used as temporary accommodation for homeless people,” said Stacey Byrne, Sales and Marketing Development Manager, Kerry Logistics (UK).

“We also collected commercial refrigerators that were not being used by businesses closed in the lockdown and delivered them to the charities to assist in feeding those most at risk.

“Since then, the project has grown significantly, and meals are being delivered city-wide through a collaborative partnership led by Manchester City Council with local businesses.

“Having undertaken some of these deliveries myself, I have seen first-hand the benefits these charities are bringing to the community. The recipients, some of whom are in extremely vulnerable situations, are incredibly grateful for the donated food, which has been a real lifeline for them.”

Open Kitchen MCR is a caterer, which uses food that would otherwise be wasted and invests its income in community projects such as food banks.

During COVID-19, its team of volunteers, which now includes chefs from some of Manchester’s leading restaurants who are currently on furlough, is cooking and delivering over 11,000 meals a week to vulnerable people.

Community-led charity The Bread and Butter Thing is providing emergency food support through the coronavirus crisis and recently moved into a temporary warehouse in order to upscale meal deliveries from 150,000 to an expected one million a week.

To find out more about Open Kitchen MCR, openkitchenmcr.co.uk, click here.

To find out more about The Bread and Butter Thing, breadandbutterthing.org, click here.

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About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK)

Kerry Logistics Network is an Asia-based, global 3PL with a highly diversified business portfolio and the strongest coverage in Asia. It offers a broad range of supply chain solutions from integrated logistics, international freight forwarding (air, ocean, road, rail and multimodal), industrial project logistics, to cross-border e-commerce, last-mile fulfilment and infrastructure investment.

With a global presence across 58 countries, Kerry Logistics Network has established a solid foothold in half of the world’s emerging markets. Its diverse infrastructure, extensive coverage in international gateways and local expertise span across China, India, Southeast Asia, the CIS, Middle East, LATAM and other locations.

Kerry Logistics Network generated a revenue of over HK$40 billion in 2019 and is the largest international logistics company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit kerrylogistics.com