7-Eleven trials Nuro delivery robots

US convenience store chain 7-Eleven is trialling the use of Nuro delivery robots in Mountain View, in Silicon Valley, California. From the 1st December, users of the 7-Eleven 7NOW app will have their goods delivered by Nuro’s fleet of self-driving Toyota Priuses. Eventually they will receive their goods via the Nuro R2 delivery robots that, ...

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Canada Post union opposes non-vaccination unpaid leave order

Canada Post’s main union is taking on the postal operator over putting non-vaccinated staff on unpaid leave. This could affect as many as 10% of union members. This follows a ...

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Booster supplies biodiesel direct to customers

Booster has announced that it has converted 90 of its US diesel customers to renewable fuel within the first month of its decarbonisation initiative. The move to renewable diesel by ...

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Royal Mail ranked #1 climate friendly UK carrier

Consumer finance website Money.co.uk has published a report on sustainability in deliveries, ranking Royal Mail as #1. The report, Dirty Deliveries 2021, looked at six key factors to assess just ...

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Co-op expands Starship deliveries in Northampton

The UK’s Co-op grocery and convenience chain has expanded the number of addresses it can deliver to using Starship delivery robots. Some 31,000 addresses in Northampton can now receive their ...

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Posti – Black Friday delivery spike a success

Finnish Posti handled 100,000 more parcels on Thursday and Friday of Black Friday week than it did in 2020, delivering more than 1.5 million parcels. The postal operator says that ...

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DPD Ireland – pandemic boom led to sustained growth

In the first 10 months of 2021, DPD Ireland invested €8.1m in infrastructure to meet the boom in e-commerce demand. The biggest investment was €5m in expanding the Athlone parcel ...

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Hermes UK revenues up by almost 70%, margins doubled.

In its latest years accounts, just filed with Companies House, Hermes UK reported profit before tax of £175.8 million, growing by 232% from 2020. This was on revenue growth of ...

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DB Schenker orders 1,500 Volta Zero 16-tonne LGVs

European trucking giant DB Schenker has placed a pre-order for 1,500 Volta Zero fully electric 16 tonne trucks. This is the largest order for electric LGVs in Europe to date. ...

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Amazon workers offered second vote on unionising

Amazon’s workers at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfilment centre are to be allowed a second vote on whether to unionise. This comes from the National Labor Relations Board, 10th Region in ...

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