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 […]
TNT Express has said it hopes to see a “positive impact” from its profit improvement plan in the second half of 2013, after reporting a 26% drop in first quarter EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) operating profit.
Menzies Distribution has seen off the threat of strike action after making an improved pay offer to its 300 drivers and warehouse staff.
Hermes has opened its 1,000th parcel shop, five months after the service was launched. The firm plans to expand the network to 2,500 sites by the end of 2013, following the opening of the milestone ParcelShop in Stockport. It launched the service in June with 500 stores nationwide, which offer an alternative for SMEs to send parcels and allow online retailers to offer consumers a convenient returns service. It plans to expand the service next year to allow parcels to […]