Central England Co-op is today rolling out a 10% discount to all NHS workers to say thank you for their efforts working on the frontline to help tackle the Coronavirus.
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Failure to adapt has left Clarks in a weak position to withstand the COVID-19 crisis, say researchers
Following the news that Clarks is seeking to close some stores permanently: Patrick O’Brien, UK retail research director at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on this news: “Clarks is in a typical midmarket squeeze: like
McColl’s Covid-driven partnership with Deliveroo is expedition of necessary collaboration, says GlobalData
Following the news that McColl’s is partnering with Deliveroo to launch a new 30-minute delivery scheme: Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the situation: “McColl’s revamped partnership with Deliveroo to
Debenhams has confirmed it intends to appoint administrators and said that the process would protect it from the threat of legal action that could have the effect of pushing the business into liquidation while its 142 UK stores remain closed.
PayPoint today announced a deal with Yodel to take full ownership of Collect+, the UK’s largest parcel network.
The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation partners with JOOR to produce and distribute medical supplies to healthcare professionals
Two weeks in to the coronavirus crisis, Lisa Morales-Hellebo and Brian Aoaeh, founders of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation (#TWSCF), knew they had to help. “The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators was staggering; not to mention the
To help retailers navigate through these unprecedented times and continue to trade, international online marketplace Fruugo has developed a new courier dashboard – tracking the status of couriers across the globe – and summarised the variety of schemes launched by
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and after seeing the enormous strain UK supermarkets are being put under, the Foodens Foundation has launched online marketplace www.Foodens.com.
New wellbeing initiative mayathon launches to help Brits be active, stay well and cope with isolation
Today sees the official launch of mayathon, a brand new, free app aimed at helping people improve their physical and mental wellbeing and to stay connected, particularly during this period of social distancing.
McColl’s announces partnership with Deliveroo to deliver daily essentials in as little as under 30 minutes
McColl’s, the UK convenience retailer, has today announced a new partnership with Deliveroo to offer home delivery of convenience goods.
xSellco, a leading e-commerce software provider, is making its eDesk solution completely free for new customers for the next six months, in order to help struggling store owners respond to an increase in customer support demands relating to supply chain,
The British Safety Council has today backed a joint statement from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the CBI and the TUC calling for employers to ensure safe working conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.
Aldi is lifting purchase restrictions on all products from Monday next week (6 April), with the exception of the following three items:
Sofie Willmott, lead analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on this news: “Placing Debenhams into administration for the second time within twelve months will tide it over for now, freeing it from debts but
Retail giant GO Outdoors has temporarily rebranded and launched a video urging consumers to stay at home and protect the NHS, with the Met office predicting warmer and drier weather this weekend and the Prime Minister urging
The staff at Page Personnel, a PageGroup Brand, have promptly responded to changing market demands to contribute towards meeting the urgent needs of the nation. Recognising the need to ensure a pipeline of staff for essential industries, such as retail,
To support its efforts to feed the nation and help meet unprecedented demand for home grocery deliveries, Sainsbury’s is expanding its capacity. This includes trialling its fast delivery service Chop Chop to deliver groceries to customers from closed convenience stores,
This week Superdrug has introduced a new same-day courier service to meet the urgent needs of customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The retailer, which supplies customers with over one million healthcare products a week, is offering the service to customers
All supermarkets should implement new £45 contactless limit quickly to reduce customer safety concerns, says GlobalData
Following the news that the UK is raising the cash limit available via contactless payment from £30 to £45, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the situation: “This rise
Central England Co-op’s Membership community team has been swapping the day job and showing the true meaning of co-operation by volunteering to help on the shopfloor to support their communities.
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses has brought together small artisan food and drink producers from across the North West to create “The Butlers Larder” – a service that will deliver delicious fresh produce to doorsteps in five counties in the North West
Home Depot’s digital-physical integration strategy stacking up on sentimental growth, says GlobalData
On the back of comparable sales growth driven by its strategy to unify digital and physical shopping, Home Depot witnessed double digit sentiment growth in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Leading adult cam site ImLive.com adds panic button amid quarantine to allow for safe experiences with others in close quarters
ImLive.com, a site that offers the largest variety of adult webcam experiences, announced today the launch of a Panic Button that allows users to override any stream on its site and switch screens to a site of each users’ personal
Borough Market, London’s world-renowned produce market, is today spearheading a national campaign to provide free fruit and vegetables to frontline workers battling COVID-19.
National charity Coeliac UK has launched an appeal so it can continue to support its vulnerable community during this time of crisis.