Delivery company Hermes has announced plans to open a new, purpose-built depot in Bolton this autumn. The move is part of a wider £100m investment strategy announced in June last year to open another ten depots and recruit 10,500 new employees, in response to the increase in online shopping during the pandemic which saw Hermes deliveries soar by 200 million to 600 million in 2020. The new Wingates Estate Bolton depot replaces an adjacent site. All staff are to be […]
Construction work on the Co-operative Group’s new £20m RDC in Avonmouth has been completed. Developers Gallan Group and Stoford have handed over the keys to the site at Cabot Park on Poplar Way to the supermarket chain. Deliveries into the RDC will begin this month, building up to full operation in May 2013 when the fitting out and stocking of the site will be complete. The 435,750ft² facility, near junction 18 on the M5, will employ around 900 staff, some […]
John Lewis has awarded a three year contract to Hermes, which will see the parcel carrier handle 48-hour home deliveries for parcels under 15kg. Parcels will be collected from the retailer’s regional depots six days per week and delivered to Hermes’ national hub in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, where they will be sorted. They will then be transported to one of Hermes’ regional depots and distributed to customers via one of its 7,500 couriers across the UK. The firm, who handle a […]
Ryder is expanding its Devizes site and recruiting 25 new staff in its FleetCare business.