UK officials have now announced the closure of pubs, cafes and restaurants, which will force many to now operate as takeaway only. Yet not every business is able to adapt to this so rapidly.
Food delivery platform Foodhub has launched plans to rival Just Eat with the appointment of two new senior management roles.
Subway has taken the decision to authorise all franchise owners to temporarily close all their stores in the UK and Ireland, from 5pm today, Monday 23 March. Colin Hughes, country director UK & Ireland, said: "At Subway, we’ve been doing all
As coronavirus concerns have led consumers to stock up on pantry essentials, including nutritious beverages, Vita Coco has seen an unexpected sales surge for its shelf-stable coconut water. Over the past few weeks, Vita Coco sales have increased upwards of
They say a picture is worth 1000 words, which means Beckleberry's company mural is practically a novella at 12,000 words. Having recently created a small, ‘feel good’ company mural, the business thought it might be nice to share it with
Retailers have infrastructure to cope with spikes in demand, footfall and stock levels, says tech specialist
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 reports 12% increase in like-for-like sales for seven weeks to 15 March but travel and tourism business impacted
Watches of Switzerland Group today provides the following business update in light of the ongoing and rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19.
A delicious new ale, Farmer's Flagon, has launched to mark 100 years of the NFU in Suffolk.
Ray Gaul, senior vice president of retail insights EMEA at Kantar, analyses the supermarket supply chain challenges in wake of 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.
New data from NordVPN Teams (one of the world’s largest suppliers of the secure virtual private networks corporates use for enabling online working) shows a massive spike since March 11 in business VPN usage worldwide in the wake of the
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
Itsu, the Asian-inspired food brand founded and run by Julian Metcalfe, OBE, has today announced that following government advice on COVID-19 it will be closing all its restaurants until further notice. It will also be ceasing deliveries as this relies
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.
Retail intelligence experts Springboard today reveal that we are starting to see the true impact of Coronavirus on consumer activity. The result for the week before last – which began to reveal the potential impact of Coronavirus on consumer activity
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
Coronavirus and lessoning the impact on our supply chains: lessons learnt from a multinational company operating in China
How one of the world’s leading bottled water companies faced up to the challenges of supplying the insatiable thirst of China in the face of the deadly coronavirus outbreak
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
Borough Market extends online delivery to inside M25 and launches series of “fFood community” measures
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