Waitrose is to trial a network of temperature-controlled locker boxes for customers to have their groceries delivered into. An initial trial began at the supermarket’s head office in Bracknell, Berkshire, last year, but it now hopes to extend the initiative to 10 more third-party locations nationwide, including airports, train stations and business parks. The lockers allow customers to place orders online and collect their groceries from a locker at a time that is convenient for them. Orders can be delivered […]
Waitrose plans to open its second dedicated online DC in London next year, doubling the number of delivery slots available to customers in the area.
Hermes Group, parent company of UK parcel carrier Hermes Parcelnet, has seen “significant growth” in turnover for the twelfth year running, which it attributed to the rapidly growing e-commerce sector.
Almost a third of logistics companies fear new B2C delivery methods such as click and collect, viewing them as a threat to their businesses, according to a report by Barclays.