Yodel wants to build a northern ‘super hub’ in response to a dramatic increase in parcel volumes. It said the long-term strategic investment would involve a transition from its existing hub in Shaw over five years, but the parcel carrier also said it would protect all existing jobs, as well as creating new ones in the region. A consultation will now be launched with employees, colleagues, union representatives and local stakeholders to identify a new site. Yodel said new contract […]
Parcelforce Worldwide is to invest £75m in its network and hubs over the next four years, creating 1,000 new jobs. The investment, which is part of parent company Royal Mail Group’s strategy to expand its express parcel business in the UK and internationally, will also see the opening of a new parcel processing centre in Chorley, Lancashire, as well as two additional depots in Cornwall and Hampshire. There are also plans for nine of its 53 existing depots across the […]
Hermes has extended its deal with last mile delivery tech firm PostTag after positive results following a six-month trial.
Kitchenware retailer Lakeland is to spend £10m expanding its DC in Cumbria by 50% to provide additional capacity to match expected sales growth in the UK and abroad. The company celebrated record sales in 2012 and is looking to add to its 60-strong high street presence in the UK in the coming years, as well as opening shops abroad. With e-commerce sales averaging double digit growth year-on-year at present, it has decided to sign off on a project to expand […]