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Arena Flowers increases capacity by 300% with automated gift card insertion and sortation solution from Kern.

Arena Flowers is known as the UK’s most ethical florist delivering more than 2 million handpicked bouquets of fresh flowers every year. Its flowers are sourced from ethical suppliers and Fairtrade-certified farms, earning it a perfect 100 score in 2018, 2019 and 2020 on the Ethical Company Index. With every order arranged and hand-tied by… Read more

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London set to launch ‘out of home’ last mile delivery scheme to help reduce emissions and congestion

London set to launch ‘out of home’ last mile delivery scheme to help reduce emissions and congestion in all boroughs according to Alan Barrie, founding director of Delivering London speaking at the Parcel + Post-Expo conference in Vienna. With 500 million parcels being delivered in the UK capital alone and more than 25,000 vans already… Read more

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Two Sides debunk paper and print myths to encourage use within the industry

Sustainable, eco-friendly and recyclable. Definitions that underline the same broad concept, the preservation of our environment and resources for the future. Many of us are told that ‘paper is bad for the environment’ and that moving to online communications will help save the planet by reducing our carbon footprint. However, neither of these points are… Read more

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Switzerland top the chart for being the world’s most innovative country

Switzerland have a long standing reputation for innovation. The World Intellectual Property Organisation has evaluated innovation levels across 130 economies and it’s no surprise Swiss innovation has topped the chart with a score of 65.6 out of 100, the eleventh times it has been named the world leader in innovation. * For over 70 years… Read more

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Kern, your global provider of logistic solutions

Recent data published by Tamebay claims the UK now has the most parcel deliveries per person in the world, overtaking countries such as Japan and the US. With 140 million parcels being generated each day, parcels per person rose to 74 compared to the worldwide average of 34 parcels per person per year. This huge… Read more

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Kern support installation of NPI’S Xstream parcel sortation solutions at UK worldwide distribution centre

Kern are proud to support the installation of National Presort Inc’s XStream parcel sortation systems at Royal Mail’s Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre at Langley. With our engineering expertise in demand, our technical specialists are providing welcome additional resource to ensure the systems are up and running in time for the seasonal rush. The Xstream has… Read more

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How to handle driver shortages with Kern’s award winning multi-format packaging system

Logistics Business magazine* examines the critical shortage of delivery drivers in the UK due to cancellation of some 28,000 HGV driving tests during the pandemic and Brexit visa rules causing shortages of European drivers. Logistics UK claims there is a current shortage of 90,000 truck drivers across the UK. The BBC** have highlighted in a… Read more

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How to handle the rise in direct mail with Kern’s new multi-format inserting machines

Now that more of us are working from home and hybrid working becoming a preferred way of operating, a survey by JicMail* reports this has led to a year on year increase in direct mail services. With digital fatigue, full inboxes and online security protection being common, we can easily skim past emails without really… Read more

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