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Apex Insight is an independent provider of research, analysis and consulting services covering business services markets in the UK and Europe. Other recent work has covered markets including Waste Management, Vehicle Leasing, Outsourced Contact Centres, TV Production, Express Parcels, Facilities Management and Consumer Debt Purchase.

Hermes UK to make changes after Inverness depot problems

Hermes UK has assured a Member of the Scottish Parliament that it is planning changes after a major backlog of parcels at its Inverness depot led to many delays in ...

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Royal Mail to sack 700 management staff

Trades Unions have responded angrily to Royal Mail’s plans to sack 700 management staff. Royal Mail has said that the plans to sack managers are designed to “streamline operational management ...

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UPS faces class action lawsuit for sexual discrimination

A group of women who work in a sort area at UPS’s Oakland Hub in California are suing for sexual discrimination. The $250 million class action lawsuit alleges that UPS ...

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HGV driver pay – Unite the union secures multiple above inflation pay deals

The UK’s Unite trades union has announced a series of successes in getting HGV drivers significant pay rises through a range of employers, according to national newspaper reports. Amongst its ...

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DPD UK live tests EV tyres for pollution reduction

DPD UK is trialling a new delivery vehicle tyre that is designed to reduce the amount of tyre particulate matter and micro plastics emissions. Tyre innovators ENSO have designed a ...

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Yodel reports buoyant 2020

Over the first half of the 2020-21 financial year, independent carriers Yodel saw parcel volumes increase by 26% by comparison to the same period in 2019. The company projects revenues ...

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Posti prepares for record peak season

Finnish Posti is preparing for a record Christmas peak season with volumes of up to 2 million parcels a week passing through its network. Research by the postal operator suggests ...

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PostNord to pilot Swipbox parcel locker network in Sweden

In autumn PostNord Sweden is to test Swipbox Infinity parcel lockers as part of a pilot in Stockholm. This will mean that the Swipbox Infinity solution will have reached every ...

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Bring to use Nærboks

Logistics provider Bring is working with Danish carrier-agnostic parcel network Nærboks. Bring is one of the top delivery companies in the Nordic region. The company using Nærboks now means that ...

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COVID-19: B2B down, B2C up, but then down – what is the overall impact on parcel delivery?

It’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the parcels industry, but what exactly has the impact been?  In the last couple of weeks, views of ...

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