Ofcom has announced a “fundamental review” into the regulation of Royal Mail, after the withdrawal of Whistl’s final mile delivery service left it without a major competitor in the postal market. In 2012, new regulations gave Royal Mail more freedom to set its own prices, to protect it from rivals in a competitive market. The removal of that competition, however, sees the company gain an effective monopoly on the UK postal market again, which may require new regulation to ensure […]
Parcel carriers FedEx, Royal Mail and DHL have been named among the top 20 Business Superbrands in the annual Superbrands list.
Last week the MT Tracker took a break – to compile the MT Top 100 – look out for it at the end of November. It’s no secret that our big six make the Top 100, but as for exactly where you’ll have to wait until 18 November. In the meantime, we welcome Royal Mail out of the clutches of the government and onto the Stock Exchange (and the MT Tracker) and we’ll take a look at its share price […]
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]