Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
Hermes has revealed the timescale for some of its expansion plans throughout 2013 and 2014, in what it hopes will deliver a capacity uplift of around a third.
UPS is due to formally submit its €9.50 per share cash offer for Dutch-owned parcels firm TNT Express tomorrow. The offer has been recommended to shareholders by TNT’s board, with majority shareholder PostNL, which holds nearly 30% of all shares, agreeing to sell its stake under the offer. If agreed, the transaction will create a global logistics firm that generates €45bn revenue per year, with UPS benefitting from an increased presence in Europe, while TNT’s customers will gain access to […]
DPD has signed a partnership deal with online fashion retailer ASOS to pick up charitable donations of clothes from its customers at the same time as delivering their orders.