Amazon is set to create 275 driver jobs after leasing two warehouses in Surrey and Leicestershire. Both warehouses are former supermarket distribution centres, fuelling speculation the online giant is about to launch a grocery service in the UK. Amazon already operates its grocery service Amazon Fresh in the US in New York, California and Seattle, as well as selling a wide range of household goods online. Amazon confirmed the opening of both delivery centres but declined to comment on whether […]
Hermes is likely to appeal an employment tribunal’s decision that 15 of its self-employed couriers should be classed as employees, on the grounds that it goes against evidence and previous decisions.
Amazon is a “10 tonne gorilla in the room” in the e-commerce market according to the founder of Metapack, who publicly called out the threat of the online retailer to the market for the first time.
Royal Mail has warned that revenue in its UK parcels business was lower than it anticipated in the last three months due to competition in the market for deliveries.