The firm joins other new contracts Talking Tables, Britannia Games, Imagination Games, Funrise International and On-Line Sales Direct, all signed this year.
Import Services will provide Winning Moves with inbound logistics, storage, order processing and preparation, and distribution via its Southampton Nursling distribution centre (DC). The Winning Moves range includes Top Trumps, Simpsons figurines and special edition Monopoly board games.
Ryan Lecky, head of logistics at Winning Moves, said: “2006 was a bumper year for our Doctor Who Top Trump cards and this year we are expecting to top this again with excellent new collections for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Transformers as well as popular Star Wars and Premiership football team cards fuelling our growth.”
Lecky said Import Services’ expertise, warehouse facilities and enthusiasm were key in the decision to switch companies.
Mike Thomas, client services director at Import Services said: “Winning Moves has great people, who are passionate about its product and market. We are delighted to win this business and look forward to supporting Winning Moves’ exciting plans for growth.
“Our excellent track record in high volume retail distribution is raising our profile within this important sector. We are bringing an economy of scale to Winning Moves as well as the benefit of an efficient logistics services.”