Menzies Distribution has bought its third company within a year with the acquisition of Aberdeen-based Thistle Couriers for an undisclosed sum. Traditionally an overnight media distributor, Menzies bought AJG Parcels and Oban Express last year in a bid to step-up its offering in the Scottish parcels market. The acquisition of Thistle, it said, marks another step in this direction. The deal will see Menzies offer a same-day delivery service across Aberdeen and the wider Grampian area. This, it said, will […]
Tuffnells Parcels Express contributed £114m of revenue and £9.7m of operating profit to its new owner Connect Group in the year to the end of August, group chief executive Mark Cashmore has revealed.
Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has revealed a sharp increase in the number of British-based online retailers seeking advice about delivery standards. The parcels management firm says retailers are now more savvy about how effective deliveries play an essential part in maintaining customer satisfaction and encouraging repeat business. Simon Veale, director at GFS, says: “For some, pressures on their delivery networks in the run-up to the Christmas peak season really brought home the importance of making contingencies to get goods to […]