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Hermes and Tesco partner to expand Parcelshop network

Hermes and Tesco, the UK’s top consumer delivery company and major supermarket retailer, have announced their collaboration which will see Hermes Parcelshop services provided in Tesco’s convenience stores across the nation. From the 6th of September, Parcelshop services will launch in the first few stores and over the months following, a continuous roll-out will be set in motion. 

With Lockdown restrictions easing, Out of Home parcel delivery services such as Parcelshops and lockers, have seen an increase in popularity. Hermes has taken this opportunity to scale up it’s network, which will provide consumers with even easier options for sending, receiving and returning parcels. 

Currently, the Hermes Parcelshop legacy consists of more than 6,000 independent retailers, retail groups and lockers. By 2022, Hermes has predicted that 80% of the UK’s population will be able to access their closest Parcelshop or locker within a 10 minute walk. They have also forecasted that, through their Out of Home network, they will handle more than 80 million parcels this year.

“We’re really excited to announce our new partnership with Tesco, which will make Hermes ParcelShop services even more accessible to people across the UK, at a time when we know people are looking for maximum convenience and options for sending, receiving and returning their parcels. The last 18 months have demonstrated the importance of being able to meet ever-changing consumer demands when it comes to both online shopping and customer-to-customer sending, so we continue to invest in our infrastructure, technology and services to support the nation.”

– Kath Gill, Head of ParcelShop Services at Hermes

Hermes pledges £200k to support SMEs

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, has pledged over £200k of its apprenticeship levy funds to help support SMEs – the maximum amount it can in a year, under the government scheme.  This will enable other companies to take on new apprentices or upskill existing ones, providing a valuable post pandemic boost for their businesses.

To help identify suitable companies and ensure the funds are being spent efficiently, helping those that will benefit most, Hermes is working closely with Leeds City Council, West Midlands Combined Authority and Total People, one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and work-based learning in the North-West of England.

In addition, businesses can see any pledges on a public website and apply for funding to pay for 100% of their apprenticeship training and assessment costs (up to the funding band maximum).

Martijn de Lange, CEO at Hermes UK, said: “At Hermes, we are fortunate to already have strong apprenticeship and training schemes in place, so we have taken the decision to gift some of our levy to SMEs that will benefit from it. This year has presented many challenges for all businesses, but particularly SMEs, so we’re proud to be able to support them in training their future workforces and providing their employees with increased lifelong earning potential.”