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Click here  FedEx Express to expand retail presence in Canada through Home Hardware Stores

Click here  Eagle Merchant Partners acquires Texas-based delivery firm LSO

Click here  Yamato Holdings partners with China Post to deliver Japanese online goods to Chinese consumers

Click here  Canada Post launches e-commerce programme for small businesses

Click here  Amazon expands grocery delivery service with launch of Prime Pantry

Click here  Australia Post signs contract with InPost for continued use of parcel lockers

Click here  UPS expands insurance offerings to protect supply chains for business customers

Click here  Itella launches €10m project to improve e-commerce fulfillment services

Click here  USPS supplies new technology to six post offices in North Dakota

Click here  DPD breaks ground on €11m parcel distribution centre in Germany’s Dinkelsbühl

Click here  Domestic payments made via Lithuania Post’s PayPost outlets double in one year

Click here  DHL expands express delivery partnership with IDEXX Laboratories

Click here  Correos rebrands express parcels business

Click here  CitySprint launches optical delivery service and ‘store to door’ delivery trial

Click here  FedEx opens new distribution hubs in Japan and Mexico

Click here  Report reveals 76% of online UK shoppers will use click and collect services by 2017

Click here  Iceland Post signs contract with Icelandair for delivery of missed luggage

Click here  Royal Mail celebrates 40 years of the postcode in Britain

Click here  New Zealand Post to deliver goods for electronics retailer Dick Smith

Click here  DPD invests £75m in “most ambitious” expansion plans to date

Click here  Neopost acquires Data Capture Solutions

Click here  Deutsche Post DHL joins IPC Bag Pool

Click here  Dutch online spending grows 8.5% to €10.6bn

Click here  Ukraine’s national postal service cites temporary difficulties delivering mail to Crimea

Click here  Nightline Group partners with Postea to optimise service performance

Click here  Integer.pl Group signs deal with CX Courier to rollout 150 parcel lockers across Hong Kong

Video Exclusives


Drone footage of Hermes super hub

Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

23 August, 2017


UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

16 August, 2017

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Brody Buhler, global managing director, post and parcel industry group, Accenture, talks to PPTI about the company’s latest research and the impact AI will have on the postal sector.   October 16, 2017
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Ahead of his presentation at POST-EXPO 2017, Holger Winklbauer, CEO at International Post Corporation (IPC), talks to PPTI about the latest changes in e-commerce markets.   September 19, 2017
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