Royal Mail is to make deeper cost savings across the business, as its half-year results report a 1% rise in group turnover. For the six months ended 25 September, Royal Mail saw group turnover increase from £4.39bn to £4.58bn. Operating profit (before transformation costs) dipped 5% from £342m to £320m, with adjusted pre-tax profit up 5% from £240m to £252m. UKPIL, the group’s domestic letters and parcels division, saw turnover dip 1% to £3.64bn and operating profit (before transformation costs) drop 14.8% from £290m […]
UK Mail has won a distribution contract with Shropshire-based bird food provider CJ WildBird Foods. The contract, which was effective from July, will see the parcel carrier collect from the wildlife feed retailer every day and deliver its products throughout the UK and Ireland. The retailer switched its distribution contract after reviewing the service it received from its previous carrier. Group commercial manager Linda Hanks said it chose UK Mail due to its quote on price and service and said […]
DPD has expanded its international home delivery service with the launch of DPD Direct, collaborating with domestic parcel carriers in 12 countries.
Hermes has opened a new 80,000ft² parcel depot at Prologis Park in Hemel Hempstead ahead of its predicted “busiest peak season to date”.