Online food orders soared 99.2% in October and web sales grew 60.1% year on year, sparking warnings that operators will need to review their planning ahead of the Christmas peak. October’s retail sales estimates, released today (20 November) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reveal sales volumes rose by 5.8% year on year, up by 1.2% from September’s results. However, home delivery specialist ParcelHero said the figures don’t reflect the impact of the second lockdown, which only started in […]
Kerry Logistics (UK), the Manchester-based 3PL and freight forwarding company, boosted its profit by 28.8% in the year ending 31 December 2019 following investment in its sales teams.
DPDgroup has increased its majority shareholding in e-commerce delivery company WnDirect to 83%, effectively taking full control of the business.
Stobart Group has been granted permission for a 374,000 ft² distribution centre as part of its approved planning application to re-develop Carlisle Airport. Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Group chief executive, says: “The freight distribution centre will allow Eddie Stobart to attract new clients while providing the rental income required to develop Carlisle Airport and commence passenger operations.” Stobart bought the airport and associated land in 2009 and has been involved in a long-running battle with local residents to develop the site […]