The 30 most shocking retail fails of 2020 – who will be next?

The 30 most shocking retail fails of 2020 – who will be next?

2021 has kicked off with non-essential stores closed once again and more big-name retailers struggling for survival. The home delivery expert ParcelHero reveals the 30 biggest names to fall into administration in 2020 and warns that, unless stores get to grip with e-commerce, this could be just the tip of the iceberg. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says that 2020 was the worst year on record for High Street retailers, with many of Britain’s favourite…

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SICK’s ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Vision System is Super Versatile

SICK’s ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Vision System is Super Versatile

SICK’s newly-developed MQCS (Modular Quality Control System) is an “off the shelf”, multifunctional machine vision system, delivered as a ready-to-use package of hardware and pre-written software.  Suitable for code reading, 2D or 3D inspection duties, the MQCS significantly reduces cost and development time needed to set up warehousing and parcel handling applications. Originally, developed as a solution for non-contact 3D inspection in the confectionery industry, the MQCS soon demonstrated its versatility to be adapted for…

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Airspace Technologies Announces International Expansion to Support Time-Critical Shipments

Airspace Technologies Announces International Expansion to Support Time-Critical Shipments

Company Opens First Office in Europe to Meet Growing Demand Across a Wide Range of Industries Airspace Technologies, Inc. (Airspace), the company revolutionising air cargo and time-critical logistics, has opened its first European office, with the launch of Airspace B.V. From the headquarters, located at Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands, which opened in June this year, Airspace will be expanding its team across the Netherlands, France, Germany, and the U.K., in line with its rapid growth plans to fulfil customer…

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Sendcloud E-Commerce Shipping Platform Launches In The UK

Sendcloud E-Commerce Shipping Platform Launches In The UK

Sendcloud, an all-in-one shipping platform for e-commerce businesses, has today announced its launch into the UK market. From today, Sendcloud’s all-in-one shipping platform will enable British online retailers to scale their business across Europe.  Online sales in the UK have skyrocketed lately, showing year-on-year growth of 51.6%, with further growth set to come in from demand outside the UK in the coming years.  According to Sendcloud’s recently commissioned e-commerce report, 53% of European shoppers regularly order from…

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Going out in its Prime? The final Prime Day before Brexit will create a £1bn Christmas in October

Going out in its Prime? The final Prime Day before Brexit will create a £1bn Christmas in October

October’s 48-hour Prime Day bonanza will top $10bn worldwide, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It predicts UK shoppers will spend a record amount snapping up early Christmas gifts before Amazon’s strict new Brexit rules kick in. Amazon’s Prime Day 48-hour shopping fest, which takes place 13-14 October, will see shoppers spend over $10bn worldwide, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It says 15 million Brits look set to splash £1bn in early Christmas shopping…

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UK car manufacturing falls -44.6% in August as coronavirus bites again

UK car manufacturing falls -44.6% in August as coronavirus bites again

UK car production declines -44.6% in August with 51,039 units rolling off factory lines. Ongoing coronavirus crisis stalls efforts to ramp up output with weak demand overseas compounded by heavy domestic losses. Production so far this year down -40.2% with a loss of 348,821 units worth more than £9.5bn to UK car makers. As pandemic’s second wave engulfs UK, sector welcomes new support for jobs but warns that demand-hit manufacturing sector not yet out of…

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Major UK PPE face mask manufacturing investment in Wales to get UK economy ‘back to work’ safely

Major UK PPE face mask manufacturing investment in Wales to get UK economy ‘back to work’ safely

Medex Scientific (UK)’s significant investment in a new PPE manufacturing plant, in partnership with PrimePac Solutions in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, launched today, satisfying the fast-growing PPE mask demand from all parts of the UK economy. The investment is aimed specifically at providing the company’s Medex MediMask brand to: UK employers in retail, transport, manufacturing, education and the diverse hospitality sector, aiding them all as they deliver safer environments for employees, customers, visitors and passengers,…

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ArrowXL Expands In London And The South East

ArrowXL Expands In London And The South East

ArrowXL, the leading 2-person delivery company, is increasing its warehousing and delivery capacity in London and the South East and moving into a brand-new Hub facility in Enfield. It follows an strong increase in volume nationwide as people continue to turn to online shopping as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Situated in the Enfield Distribution Park, the newly built 84,000 sq ft facility has access to 6.47 million people within 1 hours’ drive and…

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Online Fashion Retailer Missguided Turns To Inpost Parcel Lockers

Online Fashion Retailer Missguided Turns To Inpost Parcel Lockers

InPost UK, has today announced a deal to provide its 24/7 self-serve parcel locker service to leading online fashion retailer Missguided. As online shopping continues to gather pace, Missguided was keen to offer buyers a convenient contact-free delivery and returns option. The lockers are outdoors, available 24/7 enabling Missguided’s customers to collect or drop returns when they feel safe, and the InPost Lockers are self-serve so there is no interaction with another person. Parcels are…

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Hermes Creates 10.5k New Jobs Across The UK And Announces £100million Investment 

Hermes Creates 10.5k New Jobs Across The UK And Announces £100million Investment 

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company is looking for over 10.5K ‘parcel people’ to join its business as it invests £100 million to expand its capacity to meet the huge demand created by people shopping at home during lockdown and the continuing growth in the sector.  The company is looking for around 1500 full-time staff, including some roles at its head office in Yorkshire, and throughout its UK network for drivers, warehouse operatives, managers…

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