Profit fell by almost a third at Royal Mail in the first half of the current financial year, as the business invested heavily as part of its ongoing modernisation. A trading statement for the six months ending 27 September 2015 released today records a 30% decline in pre-tax profit, which fell from £167m to £116m. Revenue remained effectively flat in the period, decreasing 1% to £4.4bn (2014: £4.5bn). The group’s transformation costs, including almost 3,000 voluntary redundancies in its UK […]
Royal Mail has said it is “very disappointed” that managers have voted to take strike action due to a pay dispute.
A quarter of SME online retailers plan to focus on improving their delivery and returns processes in 2013 as the sector becomes more competitive. A study commissioned by Royal Mail revealed that small online retailers will prioritise improving their delivery and returns services above improving the range and quality of products they sell and pricing more competitively. Over half of the small e-tailers questioned saw an increase in sales last year. Some 64% are confident that sales will rise in […]
Royal Mail has confirmed CEO Moya Greene will retire in September, with the boss of its GLS division taking her place from 1 June.