Yodel has predicted that collaboration between parcel carriers is something that its customers will eventually demand, but Hermes has ruled the notion out. Speaking at the Mail & Express Delivery Show last week Yodel’s executive chairman Dick Stead said the carrier would welcome the opportunity to work with retailers to reduce empty running and encouraged other carriers at to consider working with other parcel firms. “All parcel carriers have parts of the country that just aren’t economical… However I don’t […]
Same-day delivery company CitySprint has said its Christmas peak was later than ever in December, as more online shoppers left their orders to the last minute.
Carole Walker has been promoted to CEO of Hermes Europe, with UK MD Martijn de Lange stepping into her shoes as UK CEO.
Hermes has revealed record results at its UK division, with revenue up 22% in 2011. The parcels company says this reinforces its position as the country’s second-largest home-delivery business. Revenue stood at €303m during 2011, up from €248m in the previous year. Hermes says its UK arm handled more than 140 million parcels during the year, as demand for its home delivery services increased with online retail sales. Carole Woodhead, chief executive at Hermes UK, says: “Our UK business has […]