B&Q is working with Microlise to improve its home delivery service by using telematics to anticipate and combat problems. The DIY retailer has selected the telematics software for 185 home delivery vehicles, run by BRS, which will allow real time monitoring of loads out for delivery. If any problems arise, or the load is delayed, B&Q hopes it will be able to spot and prevent them before the customer becomes aware that something is amiss. B&Q store delivery network manager […]
Online supermarket Ocado has created more than 1,000 driving, warehousing and operational support jobs as it looks to increase capacity in its network this year.
Morrisons has extended its home delivery service into Hull and Manchester as it continues with plans to offer grocery deliveries to 50% of UK addresses by the end of the year.
Retail deliveries for same day courier CitySprint doubled over the Christmas peak, in comparison to 2011’s figures. The firm handled over a quarter of a million retail deliveries during December, its busiest Christmas peak to date, experiencing its largest volumes on Thursday 18 December. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said home retail delivery order volumes were maintained up until Christmas Eve, showing that last minute Christmas shopping was not confined to the high street. It recruited an additional 300 couriers to […]