APC Overnight has appointed former Yodel boss Jonathan Smith as its chief executive. He replaces former chief executive Karl Brown, who took the reins at the parcel delivery network in November 2013. Brown will remain on the APC board and continue to act as chairman of his three member depots; Direct Logistics in Thorne, and Express Logistics in Nottingham and Stockport. Smith was formerly MD of DHL Domestic (UK) and, upon its merger with Home Delivery Network to form Yodel, […]
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]
CollectPlus is opening a Parcel Point operation at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, enabling customers to drop-off packages and collect online purchases while shopping. More than 25 million shoppers use Meadowhall each year, and CollectPlus says the new service will help extend and enhance its network of sites located at 4,700 corner shops and petrol stations. Mark Lewis, CEO of CollectPlus – a joint venture between parcels giant Yodel and Pay Point – says: “For Meadowhall’s busy shoppers and […]
Hermes has appointed Mark Pettit as sales and marketing director, replacing Gary Winter.