GEODIS awarded contract with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. to support retailer’s growth in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – 12 January
2022 – GEODIS,
a global leading transport and logistics services provider, today announced
that AEO has awarded its Japan office the contract to support the retailer’s
distribution center. According to economists at the United Nations Conference
on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), global eCommerce growth has seen a dramatic
rise across retail sales fueled by COVID-19, with a jump from 16 to 19 percent in 2020. AEO has partnered with GEODIS to support its growth,
beginning in Japan, and anticipates eventually expanding the brands to other
markets in Asia and other regions in the coming months.

Chris
Cahill, Managing Director, North Asia Sub-Region of GEODIS said: “Retail
brands are reaching their customers in unprecedented fashion as they shop for
their favorite items anytime and anywhere, and GEODIS is proud to be the
appointed logistics provider to deliver AEO products into the hands of
customers in the shortest amount of time possible no matter where they reside
in Japan.”

The
retailer’s ambitious growth as an online brand demonstrates its continued
resonance with customers in Japan and the region. Over the years, AEO has
maintained a closeness to its Japan customer base, now enhanced by the presence
of its distribution center run by GEODIS, which will cut down lengthy delivery
times through a centralized distribution model from a single location to ensure
customers have the best experience.

Chauhan
Vijay, Senior Vice President – International at AEO said: “This
partnership with GEODIS provides AEO the agility, flexibility and reach to
bring our leading brands – and our signature American Eagle jeans and Aerie’s
comfortable, cozy apparel and intimates – to our customers faster and more
efficiently.  GEODIS’ logistical
capabilities enable us to further enhance our omnichannel experience and
provide the very best for our customers by making it easier to shop our brands.
AEO products are now within easy reach, no matter from wherever the customers
are shopping in Japan.”

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