Post Office Ltd insisted yesterday that it was "grossly misleading" to suggest there would be a closure programme across the UK post office network.
Operators of UK post offices have claimed the network is facing a "disastrous financial situation" that has left a large number of outlets under "serious" threat.
UPS has launched a new franchise model to help its retail mailing shop network, The UPS Store, expand into rural communities within the United States.
UK Post Office staff are again going on strike again this afternoon, protesting a pay freeze and plans to outsource 76 branches to retail partners.
Maltese software firm Swift Postal has completed installation of a new postal counter automation system for Nieuwe Post in the Caribbean.
The UK has now refurbished 500 of its planned 6,000 post offices targeted for modernisation.
Post Office Ltd said it has contingency measures in place in case workers at its Crown post offices go on strike.
Canada Post Group is the Crown corporation operating the universal postal service in Canada.