Menzies Distribution has bought Scottish parcels carrier Oban Express to boost its service offering in remote locations. Oban Express operates depots in Oban and Glasgow, and runs 45 vehicles compared with Menzies’ 240-strong fleet. Menzies Distribution MD Forsyth Black said the acquisition would make it easier “for customers in Western Scotland and the Hebrides to order online and get their goods quickly at a reasonable cost”. He added: “This is a model we’ve used successfully for newspaper distribution across Scotland, and now […]
Express parcels and mail provider UK Mail Group says it is taking action to plug the gaps in its pallet distribution business UK Pallets. It reported a significant decline in operating profit from this division during the first six months of the financial year. While revenue from its pallets business rose 0.8% to £14.3m in the six months to 30 September compared to the same period last year, operating profit fell over 26% to £800,000, said the firm. UK Mail […]
CitySprint has introduced a one-hour delivery-window service for retailers, allowing them to offer greater flexibility in regards customer deliveries. The MyTime service, launched by the same day courier yesterday, allows customers to choose a specific time and date for delivery: including same day, next day, or delivery on another date specified by the customer. The service, which the courier firm hopes will boost customer satisfaction and therefore loyalty amongst its retail clients, also provides the option to track a parcel […]
An operator has urged the industry to fight the increase in business rates after discovering he will face a £28,000 hike.