Grocery distributor AF Blakemore Logistics has slashed one million road km and reduced its fleet size by 10% by installing a dynamic routing and scheduling system from Paragon. The logistics business is part of the AF Blakemore & Sons group, which owns the SPAR convenience store brand, and delivers food products to 978 SPAR stores across England and Wales. Logistics manger Mark Deakin told Motortransport.co.uk that the move away from fixed route planning had led to better load utilisation and […]
Hermes has revealed that each of its ParcelShops handled an average 60 parcels a week in the run up to Christmas, as more than 60,000 parcels were moved through the network during the festive period. The carrier has also hit its target of opening 1,000 ParcelShops by the end of 2012, just five months after launching the service in June 2012 with 500 locations. A spokesman for the firm said: “The volumes for ParcelShop are running ahead of expectations and […]
Royal Mail has signed a new contract with River Island, building on the work it already does handling the retailer’s customer returns.