Growth in Royal Mail’s parcels division is disappointing in the context of a booming e-commerce market, according to an industry researcher. The comment came after its annual results showed increased business performance at Royal Mail was reliant on its growing overseas division. The operator saw both turnover and volumes for its UK parcels division increase by 3% year-on-year for the year ended 26 March 2017, despite an overall decline in UK turnover. David Jinks, head of consumer research at Fastlane […]
DHL, FedEx and Royal Mail have been named among the top 20 strongest business brands for the second year running in the annual ‘Superbrands’ league table.
Ofcom has ruled that in order to maintain competition in the parcels sector, the cap on Royal Mail’s second-class stamp parcel service must remain.
Strike action at Royal Mail has been put on hold after the postal operator won a court ruling against the Communication Workers Union (CWU). CWU members voted in in favour of strike action against the operator’s pension scheme in a ballot last month, and a 48-hour walkout was due to take place on 19 October. However Royal Mail said the strike action was unlawful, claiming it went against an Agenda for Growth both parties had signed in 2013. The agenda, […]