M&S promotes festive knitwear on parcels with new Hermes Play technology

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, is delighted to announce that Marks & Spencer is its first retail partner to use its unique new video technology – Hermes Play. The clever tech allows videos to be played on parcel labels using augmented reality that can be accessed by downloading the Hermes App. […]

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A Christmas Peak like never before

During the last year, ArrowXL, the leading 2-person delivery company in the UK has grown significantly. Charlie Shiels, ArrowXL CEO, shares with The Logistics Point how Covid-19 has impacted operations, how this Christmas peak will be different, and what to expect in 2021. How is this year’s Peak season going to be different? I think […]

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Hermes appoints new non-executive 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 […]

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The logistics behind the Covid-19 vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine news is good but many worry health supply chains will not have enough logistics capacity to deliver them on time. According to Stephen Meyer, Industry Analyst at Gartner for Supply Chain, the sector has built enough resilience and capacity will most likely not be a problem. Other areas however might be. ‘Initially, […]

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Abakus Direct chooses ArrowXL to support customer service

Abakus Direct, the affordable sofas and home furnishings business, has chosen leading two-person delivery company, ArrowXL to ensure its customers receive high levels of service across the whole buying experience. Under the terms of the deal ArrowXL will be responsible for around 200 deliveries each week to homes throughout the UK. Customers will be able […]

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UK commercial vehicle activity increases during second lockdown

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 […]

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Logistics welcomes Sunak’s spending review

“Today’s Comprehensive Spending Review announcement includes much for the logistics sector to be encouraged by, and we look forward to examining the detail,’ Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at business group Logistics UK. Upgrades to our railway network and the “biggest ever investment” in new roads are both essential to improving the competitiveness of our […]

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The new supply chain strategy starts from the consumer

Mondelēz is one of the most well-known companies on the market. Their Covid-19 response stepped on a few pillars that assured business continuity and adequate response to consumers’ needs. ‘We spent a lot of time making sure that we have safety protocols and PPE for our staff,’ says Sandra MacQuillan, EVP & CSCO, Mondelēz International […]

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Future threats and opportunities for logistics

2020 brought many unexpected events for the logistics sector. Companies had to pivot quickly and change the way their whole operations worked in order to respond to the increased demand for online deliveries. Experts believe the rise of ecommerce will not slow down in 2021 as many people tried shopping online for the first time […]

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Momentum for hydrogen grows as consumers prioritise climate

In conjunction with European Hydrogen Week, global power leader Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today shared new research revealing that more than half of the United Kingdom (UK) commuters would be willing to travel to work on a train or bus powered by hydrogen to lower their carbon footprint and reduce emissions and nearly half of […]

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