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. FedEx was voted the strongest of the UK’s transport and logistics brands, ranking at number 14 in the 2014 table, while Royal Mail followed closely at number 15. DHL also edged into the top 20 at 19th position. FedEx was also named the strongest brand in the courier, delivery and postal services category, while […]
2015 saw some shocks in the market; FedEx bidding for TNT Express; XPO Logistics buying Norbert Dentressangle and BCA Marketplace buying Eddie Stobart’s automotive business. But they weren’t the only acquisitions in a year packed with M&A activity. We take a look at some of the deals that changed the industry.
Final mile postal workers could boycott mail handled by private sector firms in the new year, after a consultative ballot of Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) members at the Royal Mail. The union said that it had concerns that competition in the market for final mile postal deliveries, from the likes of TNT Post, was “undermining the sustainability of the universal service”. It is calling for postal regulator Ofcom to: Protect the universal service and end cherry-picking of delivery services. Maintain […]
Royal Mail is reviewing the need for its mail distribution centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, but does not expect the decision to affect the vehicle operating centre at the same site.