Delivery companies promise self-employed couriers everything under the sun: solid wages, flexible hours and a great work-life balance. But in reality, most couriers struggle to make ends meet.
Police defused the parcel bomb at a trade association last week. They now believe it is the fourth parcel bomb delivered in recent months in an attempt to get money illegally from logistics giant DHL.
A shortage of industrial CO2, the gas that puts the fizz into beer and soda, has left European beverage producers on edge. Pubs are running short of some famous booze brands, and one wholesaler is rationing supplies.
Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba already ranks alongside Amazon and Walmart as one of the world's largest retailers. Its latest announcement of a major logistics investment and takeover shows the scale of its ambitions.
Deutsche Post DHL says it wants to double production of its electric delivery vans, called "StreetScooters." The firm, which intends to electrify its entire fleet, is launching a second factory for these vehicles.
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