December retail footfall will fall 50% despite 24-hour shopping

December retail footfall will fall 50% despite 24-hour shopping

Debenhams can’t expect a Christmas miracle.  The High Street’s ‘Welcome-Back Wednesday’ will do little to ease the surge in online shopping, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It says the end of the first lockdown proved a damp squib for town centre stores and Arcadia and floundering Debenhams shouldn’t pin their hopes on a last-minute Christmas bounce-back.  The news that the Government is clearing the way for stores to be open 24 hours a day…

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Hermes UK Appoints Tony Denunzio CBE As Chairman

Hermes UK Appoints Tony Denunzio CBE As Chairman

Tony De Nunzio CBE has been appointed as non-executive Chairman to the Shareholder Board at leading consumer delivery company, Hermes UK.  He joins with a remit to help guide the company through its next stage of growth and development. His appointment follows the conclusion of a significant investment deal by Advent International (‘Advent’), one of the largest and most experienced global private equity firms, that was announced earlier this year. Tony has extensive experience in…

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UK commercial vehicle activity stronger during 2nd lockdown as sector gears up for festive retail surge

UK commercial vehicle activity stronger during 2nd lockdown as sector gears up for festive retail surge

UK commercial vehicle activity is performing stronger during the UK’s second nationwide lockdown than the first, latest figures from the Geotab and Webfleet Solutions Commercial Mobility Recovery Dashboard reveal. A comparison of the second week of lockdown (SWoL2), from November 9 to November 15, found activity levels to be 33% higher – averaging 85% of pre-COVID-19 levels – than readings from March 30 to April 5 (SWoL1), when activity plummeted to an average of 52%….

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Cancel Black Friday! Lockdown 2.0 will create an £8.49bn monster

Cancel Black Friday! Lockdown 2.0 will create an £8.49bn monster

Black Friday 2014 turned from a retailer’s dream to a delivery nightmare as overwhelming demand crashed many UK websites and snapped supply chains. ParcelHero fears a lockdown Black Friday will be even worse this year.  The home delivery expert ParcelHero is forecasting an £8.49bn monster Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. It warns that stores must learn from the disaster of Black Friday 2014 or delivery chains could snap once again this year. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer…

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Miralis Data wins Global Challenge with pioneering supply chain AI solution

Miralis Data wins Global Challenge with pioneering supply chain AI solution

Data science consultancy and software development company Miralis has won the first ever Digital Catapult UK-Germany Global Challenge, after presenting its pioneering AI solution to multinational platform solutions company and supply chain expert CHEP Europe.  CHEP Europe challenged Miralis, and other fast-growing tech start-ups in AI in the UK, to address a key challenges facing manufacturing supply chains, as part of the inaugural competition run in the UK and Germany by the UK’s leading advanced…

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Hermes UK Launches Mental Health Training & Wellbeing Support Programme For Its People

Hermes UK Launches Mental Health Training & Wellbeing Support Programme For Its People

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, has implemented a number of measures designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of its employees. At the heart of this programme is a network of 72 volunteer “Mental Health Ambassadors,” who are being equipped with the tools, skills and ultimately the confidence to listen and talk with someone who needs support, as well as recognise behaviours that can positively and negatively affect worker wellbeing.  The company…

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Leading Two-Person Delivery Specialists Pedal For Pounds

Leading Two-Person Delivery Specialists Pedal For Pounds

Staff at the leading two-person delivery company ArrowXL are embarking upon a huge cycling challenge in Worcester to raise funds for Children in Need this week. Partnering with ArrowXL, client Apex Rides are supporting the challenge and the Worcester leadership team are overseeing the effort. Staff will cycle 885km on an Apex Rides exercise bike (the distance around the Worcester out bases) to raise money for Children in Need. The team hopes to complete the…

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Retailers are making final Christmas order dates earlier

Retailers are making final Christmas order dates earlier

Don’t leave shopping too late, urges ParcelHero This Christmas, shoppers need to be more organised than ever before. Stores are setting earlier final online order dates, warns the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero. Its new Christmas deadline tool will help savvy shoppers avoid the lockdown logjam.  The impact of Covid on delivery networks means the trend for ever-later Christmas final order dates will be reversed this year, warns the parcel price comparison site ParcelHero. Help is…

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How will Brexit affect EU Exports? Prepare now!

How will Brexit affect EU Exports? Prepare now!

What does Brexit mean for Shipping Goods into the European Union from 1st January 2021? There have been a lot of arguments and counter-arguments about what will change when the Brexit transition period comes to an end. The UK will leave the European Union on the 31st January 2020 and areas that should have been negotiated and agreed upon remain in flux. Regardless of COVID-19, which many will blame for setbacks in negotiations, there are…

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Space NK launches Express Same Day Delivery service powered by Stuart

Space NK launches Express Same Day Delivery service powered by Stuart

Stuart, the last mile delivery platform that specialises in same day and on-demand delivery is announcing its partnership with Space NK to power its nationwide* same day delivery service. Now live, Space NK’s Express Same Day Delivery service available on spacenk.com enables customers to receive their beauty essentials in as little as two hours from placing an order. The service will operate throughout the current lockdown period and beyond, allowing Space NK customers continued, safe…

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