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Frank Jones, CEO of retail technology specialists IMS Evolve, claims supermarkets are prepared for the challenges taking place, as they can use technology to ensure fresh food is available for everyone despite the growing demand.
Watches of Switzerland Group today provides the following business update in light of the ongoing and rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19.
John Smedley has made the decision to temporarily close its three London stores with immediate effect. As COVID-19 spreads in the UK making the responsible decision is paramount to help protect its community and employees.
InPost, which has a UK-wide network of automated parcel delivery lockers, has seen their usage surge 60% over the past week as consumers look for contact-free options to receive their online orders or send out parcels.
Retail supply chain expert BearingPoint, which advises many of the top 10 retailers in the UK on their supply chain, logistics and operations has published a new insight, which puts forward a set of proposals to help grocers adapt and
As demand for pharmacy services rapidly increases due to the on-going coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, LloydsPharmacy, which operates around 1,500 pharmacies across the UK, has announced new measures to ensure they can continue to support the heath needs of the community.
Virustatic Shield is the response of leading scientists to the problem that face masks won’t stop the coronavirus. It is a fresh weapon in the fight to control the pandemic — and now it is available to the general public
Marten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne, offers five top tips on remote work best practices during COVID-19
Thousands of SPAR stores around the UK are meeting exceptional customer demand by maintaining a high level of stock availability and service throughout the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steve Murrells, Co-op CEO, has called for the pressing need to support those who are most at risk and vulnerable in the wake of the coronavirus. Murrells said: “I am calling on people to think and act co-operatively. There is
Commenting on the temporary relaxation of elements of competition law to allow supermarkets to work together during the COVID-19 crisis, Linda Ellett, UK head of consumer markets at KPMG, said: “The need for business collaboration and consumer consideration appears to
London’s iconic Borough Market is extending its online delivery service to all customers within the M25 amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The Market is also remaining open for shoppers, with new public health and hygiene measures in place in accordance
The International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA), representing the largest international companies in food and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing, is committed to supporting consumers, their families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. While all measures should be taken to contain the
The John Lewis Partnership has taken the difficult decision to temporarily close all of its 50 John Lewis shops at close of business on Monday 23 March as a result of the impact of Coronavirus. Johnlewis.com will continue to operate
Jack Wills has announced the immediate closure of five stores. The British brand, which was rescued out of administration by Frasers Group plc in August 2019, will close stores in Dublin, Exeter, Cambridge, Bath and Manchester Trafford Centre.
M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners have partnered with Neighbourly to create the Neighbourly Community Fund, funnelling vital funds directly to community causes across the UK to ensure they can deliver essential services to those most at risk
Lidl is hiring to help with an extremely busy time for stores – a move that will lead to around 2,500 jobs being created, helping those currently seeking employment.
Aldi has launched a recruitment drive to hire 9,000 new workers, including roles in every one of its stores and distribution centres, to help keep the nation going in uncertain times.
Central England Co-op has issued a plea to customers to show ‘care, compassion and respect’ to its colleagues as they work around the clock to serve their communities.
Acas has today published guidance on home working to support those who are following the government's public health advice to work from home where possible.
Lidl has today announced it will help put food on the table of those most affected by Covid-19, such as the elderly and families who need help during the newly announced school closures, as the retailer looks to extend its
As the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, ResearchGate is opening up its scientific job board and allowing teams actively working to combat the pandemic to post job advertisements for free.
At a time when many retailers' sales are taking a knock, online marketplace Fruugo is providing retailers with opportunities to reach global customers to help in these difficult times.
There are uncertain times ahead. Since we can’t come together physically to support our local businesses, optimisation agency User Conversion has set up a fund to ‘pay it forward’ as a way of helping local businesses during these challenging times.
IKEA UK & Ireland today announced that, as a precautionary measure against the ongoing risk of COVID-19, it will temporarily close its stores to customers at 6pm on Friday 20 March.