Even before coronavirus, bricks and mortar retailers were facing an existential crisis. Soaring business rates, rent reviews, and minimum wages were already putting pressure on the size and scale of physical shops. And against the increasing appeal of online shopping to a conscious, discriminating and tech-savvy market, the role of bricks versus clicks has long been in debate. The virus is accelerating trends that were already evident and now, as retailers resume trading, new opportunities emerge and existing challenges demand […]
A simple yet ingenious plastic cover for the tips of forklift truck tines could save thousands of pounds in damage to palletised loads, according to the manufacturer SumoSafe.
The RHA is growing more optimistic that the government will provide extra support for the road transport industry after weeks of “frustrating” discussions with roads minister Baroness Vere.
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.