E-fulfilment specialist Collectpoint claims its operations are "progressing nicely" ­ in contrast with rivals M-box and Dropzone which continue to miss deadlines for launching their home delivery services. C-store chains signed with Collectpoint include T&S Stores, Mills and Morning Noon & Night, plus various Spar, Co-op and Mace outlets in Scotland. M-box has three retailers signed up, with another three "on the touchline". A spokesman admitted the firm would be lucky to handle its first deliveries "this side of Christmas". Dropzone's Reading trial has yet to start. Director Lynda Wallace said initial tests of the scanning equipment were successful. {{NEWS }}