A growing customer base and increased network capacity drove growth at Tuffnells in the year to 31 August 2016 results, underpinning a successful performance for owner Connect Group. The parcel firm, which specialises in irregular dimensions and weights, saw turnover increase 7.3% year-on-year, from £162.6m to £174.4m. Its operating profit for the same period grew 4.9% to £15m (2015: £14.3m), though the company’s profit margin would have been even higher if not for investment in infrastructure. This saw the company open new depots […]
The European Commission has launched what it terms an “in-depth” investigation into the proposed acquisition of TNT Express by FedEx.
Ofcom has announced a “fundamental review” into the regulation of Royal Mail, after the withdrawal of Whistl’s final mile delivery service left it without a major competitor in the postal market.
UPS says it is still in talks to buy rival TNT Express, despite its initial bid on 17 February being rejected by the Dutch parcels giant. “UPS remains in constructive discussions with TNT Express NV regarding a potential transaction to acquire the entire issued share capital of TNT Express,” a statement from the US parcel giant says. A bid of €9 per share was offered by UPS last month, worth €4.9bn, but this was rejected by TNT just five days […]