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For over 30 years, Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK has been providing fashion retailers with reliable logistics solutions and helping them thrive in a rapidly changing market.

Since the rise of e-commerce, the fashion industry has grown faster than ever.

The UK is one of the biggest fashion markets in the world and home to industry leaders such as Next, ASOS and Marks and Spencer. This year, UK fashion market revenue is expected to reach £60.1 billion, and in 2026 it is expected to reach £66.9 billion*.

Global brands and high street retailers are seeing consumer trends shift, with many shoppers moving away from malls to shopping online from the comfort of their homes, turning their bedrooms into dressing rooms.

This boom in e-commerce and online shopping has forced brands to deal with a higher rate of returned items, sometimes up to 40%. In response, retailers Zara, Boohoo, Next, In The Style and Uniqlo have started adding extra charges to returns, meaning UK customers can no longer send unwanted items back to suppliers for free.

Along with having to deal with more returns than ever before, retailers are also more focused on sustainability. The drive to be eco-friendly and recycle fashion items, as opposed to building the fast fashion industry, is increasingly important.

Many consumers are now specifically looking for brands that are aware of their environmental impact, who are working to achieve carbon neutrality and, in the long term, become carbon positive.

In this constantly growing industry, adaptability is fundamental. As the fashion industry continues to evolve, Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK is here to provide retailers with efficient logistics solutions and supply chain control, as well as offering expertise and advice.

Rhenus has become a well-known brand in the fashion industry, and manages hundreds of millions of garments per year. To celebrate its close relationship with the industry and reach out to potential fashion customers, Rhenus UK is relaunching its successful ‘Always in Fashion’ campaign.

“Always in Fashion” describes how the logistics provider’s core values, such as service, value and a human approach, will always be “in fashion”, and showcases its innovation in fashion logistics.

Harry Wheelhouse, International Sector Director at Rhenus, said: “Rhenus is performing exceptionally well globally, particularly for customers in the fashion industry. The UK has a very developed market in terms of fashion, which means there is great potential for customers to benefit from a wide range of third-party resources to enhance the consumer experience.”

“Fashion is a heritage for us. We have been supporting players in the fashion sector for many years, which allows us to offer a tailor-made service that meets the specific needs of each brand.

Fashion buying methods are constantly evolving and Rhenus makes it a priority to stay at the forefront of ever-changing industry requirements, offering bespoke services, speed, innovation and efficiency. . Its long-standing involvement in the fashion industry demonstrates that the logistics specialist understands its customers and is able to provide the flexibility and expertise needed to meet consumer demands, especially during peak seasons.

Harry continues: “We have a team of highly experienced colleagues who are fully equipped to deal with stringent requirements, with effective procedures in place to ensure quality is maintained and deadlines are met.

“The current e-commerce boom is a key time for fashion brands to look to third-party logistics providers and find a way to secure their place as the retailer of choice in a demanding digital world.”

To find out how Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK can help your business, please phone 01455 200700 or email [email protected].

*https://fashiondiscounts.uk/fashion-industry-statistics/

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Hazel J. Edmonds

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