Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has announced a further three-year distribution deal with Tesco.

The contract is a continuation of the 23-year-relationship between the delivered wholesaler and retail giant.

It will cover the distribution of tobacco and associated products – plus stamps – to every Tesco retail site in the UK; ambient non-tobacco lines to all Tesco forecourt sites; and all frozen food lines – including in-store bakery – to more than 1,700 Tesco Express stores.

Tony Reed, chief executive of P&H, said: “We are delighted to further extend our multi-year relationship with Tesco and we look forward to working with the Tesco team to maximise efficiency and provide great service over the coming years.

“The combination of resources from the two businesses is proven to deliver a first-class retail offer for Tesco customers”.

Andrew Woolfenden, Tesco's UK distribution director, said: "We look forward to building on our long-standing partnership with Palmer and Harvey, and continuing to work and innovate with them to serve our customers better."