Builders merchant Travis Perkins is to axe 2,500 jobs and close 165 branches as it prepares for a significant fall in demand for building supplies over the next two years in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company, which operates a fleet of over 600 trucks, is to cut jobs in its distribution, administrative and sales divisions – amounting to 9% of the workforce. Branch closures will focus on the firm’s smaller general merchant stores where it is difficult […]
Online sales are set to forge ahead of spending in physical stores for the first time this Christmas, according to the latest data from home delivery specialist ParcelHero.
Yodel has appointed a new finance director, Andrew Sturzaker (pictured), following a year of record business growth.
Hermes UK has launched a major recruitment drive and is looking for 10,500 “parcel people” to handle volumes that are predicted to be double last year on Black Friday and at Christmas.