DPD investing for online boom

Parcel firm DPD has announced it will invest £175m in additional capacity to meet growth in online retail – creating 1,500 full-time jobs in the process. It will build a new £100m parcel sorting hub in the East Midlands and refurbish two other hubs. The company has experienced unprecedented growth since it launched its Predict service in March 2010 – utilising the latest GPS tracking technology to provide customers with a one-hour delivery window.