Royal Mail’s European parcels division remained the business’s driving force in the nine months ended 24 December 2017, while its UK letter volumes and turnover continued to dwindle. GLS saw both its volume and turnover grow by 10% in the period, against a group revenue increase of just 2%. In a trading update, Royal Mail said growth was particularly strong in Italy, Denmark and Eastern Europe, but warned that cost pressures in some European and US labour markets could impact […]
Hermes has won a five-year contract extension with plus-size women’s clothing firm JD Williams, for handling UK and cross-border home deliveries. The extended deal, which will run until 2017, will see the parcels firm handling more than 15 million items per year for JD Williams’ 32 brands. Goods will be collected from DCs in Shaw, Greater Manchester and Hadfield, Derbyshire, in a fleet of 15 trailers before being transported to Hermes’ northern hub in Warrington for sorting and onward delivery […]
Royal Mail is opening eight temporary sorting centres to handle the expected rise in parcel volumes this Christmas. The centres will be dedicated to sorting a ‘significant proportion’ of the parcels handled by the firm before they are distributed to regional depots across the country. Temporary operations will be phased in across the peak period and will open in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Swansea, Bolton, Tamworth, Peterborough, Swindon and Greenford, west London. Managing director of operations and modernisation Mark Higson said: “Christmas […]
TNT Post UK has submitted a formal complaint to regulator Ofcom claiming that rival Royal Mail has breached its regulatory conditions.