Eddie Stobart has purchased a 50% holding in express delivery company Speedy Freight. Puro Ventures, trading as Speedy Freight, is a provider of nationwide B2B express freight services. “This acquisition complements the group’s service offering to business customers in the e-commerce and manufacturing, industrial and bulk sector and broadens its capabilities across the whole supply chain,” Eddie Stobart said in a statement. Speedy Freight is structured around a regional franchisee model, with independent couriers working under the parent company’s patronage […]
Eddie Stobart saw its e-commerce turnover more than double last year after it began eight new contracts off the back of its iForce acquisition.
Former Tesco drivers at Eddie Stobart’s Doncaster DC have suspended further strike action so that union officials and the logistics firm’s management can resume talks this Friday (19 October). More strike action was set to start tomorrow (Thursday, 18 October) but Unite officials representing the 183 drivers at threat of redundancy have postponed this in lieu of renewed talks. Harriet Eisner, Unite regional officer, said: “Stobart has confirmed it intends to put an offer on the table, so we are […]