Royal Mail has warned that revenue in its UK parcels business was lower than it anticipated in the last three months due to competition in the market for deliveries. In an interim statement for investors published today, the newly privatised Royal Mail said that while UK parcel volumes rose 1% in the three months ending 29 June, revenue in the division had fallen by 1%. It singled out lower export parcel volumes – a result of a strong British […]
Online retailer Amazon will open another three DCs across the UK, following the opening of its Hemel Hempstead depot last week. The opening of the new depots are expected to create a further 2,000 jobs over the next two years, with 800 permanent positions created at the Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre. “We have created thousands of jobs in the UK over the last few years and are delighted to announce that we plan to create thousands more in the next […]
DX Group has been refused planning permission for its proposed super hub in Essington, Staffordshire.
CollectPlus is opening a Parcel Point operation at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, enabling customers to drop-off packages and collect online purchases while shopping. More than 25 million shoppers use Meadowhall each year, and CollectPlus says the new service will help extend and enhance its network of sites located at 4,700 corner shops and petrol stations. Mark Lewis, CEO of CollectPlus – a joint venture between parcels giant Yodel and Pay Point – says: “For Meadowhall’s busy shoppers and […]