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PODCASTS

Listen to insights from senior executives in our series of audio interviews, published in cooperation with our content partner The Postal Hub Podcast,

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Peter Dunn (Cullen International) on EU postal legislation, the USO and how European postal operators are adapting services

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Prof. John Colley (Warwick Business School) on gig economy and ultrafast grocery delivery (q-commerce)

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Rob King (Zedify) on customer experience in the last mile & sustainability

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Geopost's Carmen Cureu on new e-commerce trends impacting delivery

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Mustafa Tonguç, MD DHL Express Germany, on resilience and B2B e-commerce

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Archive: click here for more Podcasts

SUPPLIERS

Quadient to roll out smart lockers at Homebase locations across the UK

Quadient locker in Homebase store

Global parcel locker operator Quadient has announced a new partnership with Homebase, one of the UK’s largest home improvement retailers, to roll out smart lockers for convenient delivery and returns solutions for customers.  read more

 

ShipBob expands fulfilment network in Canada and adds new freight partners

ShipBob ecommerce fulfillment center

Logistics platform provider ShipBob has announced the opening of its first fulfilment centre in Western Canada and revealed that it has added two new freight partners to its end-to-end managed freight and inventory distribution programme, FreightBob, further expanding its global network.  read more

 

Cleveron develops automated in-store parcel collections for Swedish grocery retailer ICA

A Cleveron ICA in-store parcel collection machine

Estonian parcel robotics technology company Cleveron is successfully developing an agnostic automated in-store parcel collection service for ICA, Sweden's leading grocery retailer.  read more

 

Blue Yonder will acquire One Network Enterprises for US$839m

Blue Yonder CEO Duncan Angove

Supply chain solutions provider Blue Yonder has signed an agreement to acquire One Network Enterprises for approximately US$839 million, with the deal taking Blue Yonder’s investments in acquisitions since Q4 2023 to approximately US$1 billion.  read more

 

More Supplier News:

Locus Robotics launches new AI tool and rolls out more bots in the UK and Mexico

Quadient says ‘cheers’ to lockers at British pubs

Fortna launches robotic solution to automate post-sorting in high-volume hubs

Bixolon wins contract with ACS Postal Services for mobile printing solutions

Hurricane Commerce partners with Time Express to expand in MENA region

Robot delivery firm Starship collects $90m for growth

Quadient reaches 20,000 parcel lockers milestone

Blue Yonder wins DPD UK returns contract

Accenture/Mujin JV offers AI-based robotics for logistics

Zebra launches ultra-rugged handheld and signs new USPS deal

Harbor Lockers launches “world’s first” on-demand locker marketplace

Blue Yonder “redefines” end-to-end supply chains with new interoperable solutions

Geekplus signs new deal with Logistex to enhance warehouse automation

Blue Yonder invests in generative AI to simplify supply chain management

Digit starts work at GXO warehouse

Dematic deploys 299 warehouse robots at Radial’s Dutch logistics centre

Prime Vision robots drive K-Parts logistics for scooter, moped and motorbike parts

SwipBox and Peak Technologies simplify duty-free airport shopping

Isitec International supports Tunisia Post’s e-commerce ambitions with parcel sorting solution

Blue Yonder completes Doddle acquisition

Amazon EV supplier Rivian opens up for other customers

Scania and sennder launch joint venture to drive electric truck adoption

AutoStore will automate more DHL Supply Chain warehouses

FORTNA and Geek+ partner for robotic warehousing solutions

Quadient signs up GLS for expanding French parcel locker network

SwipBox installs over 5,000 Infinity parcel lockers for DPD Polska

Open Pricer boosts DTDC India growth

Quadient wins more UK, France locker contracts

Fives boosts Posten Bring’s capacity in Sweden

Quadient to roll out 400 smart lockers at Auchan locations in France

SwipBox ships 40,000th parcel locker as firm’s global expansion continues

Newegg rolls out warehouse robotics solutions from Geek+

Fortna launches Last Mile Solution Center to optimize last mile operations

ShipStation and PULPO partner for connected e-commerce warehousing and shipping

Product Showcase
PEOPLE

Neil Kuschel is new InPost UK CEO

Neil Kuschel

Former DHL and Global-e executive Neil Kuschel has been appointed as CEO of InPost UK with immediate effect.  read more

 

Michiel van Veen takes charge of UPS France and Benelux

Michiel van Veen

UPS has appointed Michiel van Veen as country manager for France as well as for Benelux to drive growth in several key European markets.  read more

 

Dan Hobden shifts into Yodel CFO role

Dan Hobden

Dan Hobden has taken over as CFO of UK independent parcel carrier Yodel following its acquisition in February by the YDLGP consortium which also owns Shift, where he was previously CFO.  read more

 

Posten Bring names Janne Flessum as new CFO
Janne Flessum

Janne Flessum will take up the position of CFO at Posten Bring in September 2024, forming a new top management team with incoming CEO Petter-Børre Furberg.  read more

 

SingPost appoints Shahrin Abdol Salam as CEO of Singapore business

Shahrin Abdol Salam has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Singapore Post’s business in its home market with effect from 1 May 2024, replacing Ms Neo Su Yin, who will take up a new job outside the group.  read more

 

Emma Gilthorpe flies in to Royal Mail CEO role

Emma Gilthorpe

 

Christel Dendas is bpostgroup’s first CCO

Posti appoints Antti Jääskeläinen as new CEO

UPS promotes Markus Kessler to UKI/Nordics chief amid reshuffle

Burak Kılıç will head UPS Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Retail expert Stuart Hill is new DHL eCommerce UK CEO

NEWS IN BRIEF

Five cities get FedEx funding for sustainability projects

Utrecht was one of this year's sustainable city project winners

FedEx Express Europe and EIT Climate-KIC have named five cities across Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands and the UK as the projects selected to receive funding in the second edition of the ‘Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge.’  read more

 

Swiss Post partners Western Union

Swiss Post is opening up its branch network to extend the range of services for customers: a new partner, the payment service provider Western Union, will be present in Swiss Post’s self-operated branches from the end of April 2024.  read more

 

GLS commits to SBTi-based targets

GLS has committed to set near-term and long-term science-based targets (SBTs) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).  read more

 

DHL speeds e-motor racing

GO! expands into the Netherlands

Swedish and Danish consumers see PostNord as the most sustainable brand in parcel and logistics

FedEx rolls out new-look e-cargo bikes in London

Swiss Post offers “Post Mobile” service with Salt

Chronopost renews Platinum certification from EcoVadis

GLS and Radical Storage offer baggage storage in Spanish parcel shops

DHL Group remains one of the best global employers

FedEx is most admired delivery company

DPD wins the German App Award 2024

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