NZ Post Begins Delivering KFC To Beat Mail Slump
“The New Zealand postal service has begun delivering Kentucky Fried Chicken in a bid to stem major revenue losses as the number of people using the postal service continue to plummet,” writes Eleanor Ainge Roy in an article for The Guardian.
“NZ Post and the fast food company have joined forces in a pilot scheme in the North Island port city of Tauranga, with KFC contracting NZ Post to handle the logistics of its new home delivery service.”
“All post offices around the world are struggling with what to do when mail disappears, we want to survive for another 100 years but we urgently need to diversify our business,” said Mike Stewart, a spokesman for NZ Post.
“People want their goods on-demand delivered to their home in 30-60 minutes, that seems to be where the world is going. So we’ve been experimenting with being the delivery service for the health sector, the construction sector and especially hospitality … it is an exciting time for us.”
“In the last decade the number of letters sent in New Zealand has halved,” according to the article”.
Article Source: The Guardian, Eleanor Ainge Roy, April 4, 2017
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