Each week we gather the top three eCommerce news items of the week. Here’s what stood out for us this week!
John Lewis and Waitrose are dramatically expanding the use of electric vehicles in their supply chain in a move expected to save over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.
Waitrose food deliveries and smaller John Lewis orders will be carried out by new “revolutionary” electric vans starting next year. Read the full article here.
Hermes UK is hiring 10,000 new staff and investing £100 million to expand its operations in a bid to meet the huge spike in demand due to during lockdown.
The parcel delivery giant is seeking 10,500 “parcel people”, including 1500 full time staff and an additional 9000 self employed couriers in what it has described as “good news for the many people who have sadly had their income affected”.Read the full article here.
Food box company Gousto has unveiled major expansion plans after seeing sales surge in the first half of 2020. This will include creating 1,000 additional roles across its business by 2022 and the development of multiple new fulfilment centres where its recipe boxes are created and sent out for delivery. The move is expected to enable Gousto to increase its customer fulfilment capacity by more than three-fold by 2022. Read the full article here.