More than two weeks of strike action by UPS drivers working on an Argos contract are due to start this month with a long-running pay dispute showing no signs of being resolved. The Unite union warned there would be severe disruption for the retailer if shunter and HGV drivers at the Barton distribution centre stopped working from the 17 December and it urged UPS to table “a sensible offer”. The union said its pay claim submitted in March had been […]
UPS has pulled out of its €5.16bn offer for TNT Express – in a deal that would have created a business with a combined annual turnover of £1.3bn in the UK – blaming European Commission (EC) concerns with the acquisition. The proposed merger is expected to be prohibited by the EC, the parcel giants warned in joint statements this morning (14 January). TNT said UPS sees “no realistic prospect” that it will receive EC clearance and will formally terminate the […]
UPS has become the official logistics and shipping sponsor for Ferrari.
Argos has reinvented itself to compete in the digital age against the rapid rise of the e-retailers and it’s done so by putting road transport at the heart of its operation. Two years ago Argos signalled its ambition to take the fight to e-retailers and their increasingly sophisticated express delivery services. Argos Fast Track, which was trialled in 2014 and rolled out in-store March 2015 and then as a delivery service in the autumn, meant the advent of same-day delivery […]