Hermes is set to build a £60m automated parcel distribution centre in Barnsley as its parcel volumes continue to rise. The move comes as the delivery specialist reported a 25% rise in the number of parcels it handled in December last year, compared to the same period in 2018. Due for completion in 2022 the centre, which will be the largest in Europe, will create around 1,300 new jobs in the area, with up to 800 people working on site […]
Hermes UK has launched a degree apprentice programme that enables students to earn while they learn.
Hermes has been awarded a five-year contract with fashion chain New Look to handle the home delivery of the retailer’s e-commerce orders. Delivering more than three million parcels per year to UK households, the goods will first be collected from New Look’s fulfilment hub in Lichfield, Staffs, before being transported to Hermes’ NDC in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The packages, including clothes, shoes and accessories, will be delivered by the parcel firm’s 7,500 couriers using either a 48-hour or next-day service. Pat […]
Hermes has opened its 1,000th parcel shop, five months after the service was launched. The firm plans to expand the network to 2,500 sites by the end of 2013, following the opening of the milestone ParcelShop in Stockport. It launched the service in June with 500 stores nationwide, which offer an alternative for SMEs to send parcels and allow online retailers to offer consumers a convenient returns service. It plans to expand the service next year to allow parcels to […]