Delivering the best brew

Linfox is now making sure Kiwis get their favourite cup of coffee at 24 Starbucks cafes across the North and South Islands.

Operating out of its new 7,500 square-metre multi-user warehouse in Mangere, Auckland, Linfox is providing Starbucks with devanning, warehousing, pick and pack and delivery services, and collecting ambient supplies twice weekly for nationwide despatch.

When the first Starbucks opened in 1971 the company was a single store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, now it has over 30,000 stores in 76 countries.

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to celebrate coffee and its rich tradition, while inspiring a feeling of connection for its customers.

Through its strong logistics network and expertise, Linfox is helping Starbucks New Zealand to honour their promise to connect customers with the highest quality coffee in the world.

“With less than six weeks from the contract award to going live, Starbucks relied heavily on Linfox’s flexibility, supply chain expertise and the ease of doing business to deliver for our customers,” said Starbucks New Zealand Financial Controller, Robbie Cullen.

To meet Starbucks’ after-hours store delivery requirements, between 8.00pm and 6.00am Linfox drivers open the store, deliver coffee, cups, syrups and other products to the appointed location, then lock up and leave the store ready for service – a first for Linfox New Zealand.

“This level of trust is special in the logistics industry, justified because our focus on security processes, safety and electronic monitoring of fleet and delivery meant Starbucks could rely on us,” said Linfox New Zealand Country Manager, James Watters.

“Like Starbucks, Linfox believes its success comes down to its relationships,” explained James.

“Linfox is very proud to be working with Starbucks to deliver one of New Zealand’s best-loved beverages.

“Our values and commitment to safety and innovation make this a strong partnership and we look forward to helping Starbucks connect the whole country with coffee.”