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 […]
CollectPlus is opening a Parcel Point operation at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, enabling customers to drop-off packages and collect online purchases while shopping. More than 25 million shoppers use Meadowhall each year, and CollectPlus says the new service will help extend and enhance its network of sites located at 4,700 corner shops and petrol stations. Mark Lewis, CEO of CollectPlus – a joint venture between parcels giant Yodel and Pay Point – says: “For Meadowhall’s busy shoppers and […]
Hermes has revealed the timescale for some of its expansion plans throughout 2013 and 2014, in what it hopes will deliver a capacity uplift of around a third.
DHL Express has revealed that it intends to sell its same-day domestic business to technology distributor Rico Logistics later this month, as it continues to focus on the international express market.