According to new figures from the Centre for Retail Research, the UK is forecast to see 200,000 job losses in retail in 2021.
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The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) said it welcomes the announcement that the Government is consulting on changes to the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR).
Responding to the Treasury data, which shows no correlation between the Eat Out To Help Out scheme and a rise in Covid cases, UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “The Eat Out To Help Out scheme was a welcome and
UK businesses will be breathing a sigh of relief now an end of lockdown is in sight as COVID vaccines are being rolled out across the country.
Stressed HR professionals in retail should consider automating employee relations (ER) case management to free up their time, according to HR tech start-up, caseflowhr. During the global COVID-19 pandemic, and with Brexit making itself felt, essential retailers have found supply
The unprecedented context of 2020 has accelerated the transformation of the retail sector. Retailers must be agile to respond to changes in consumer behaviour if they want to continue to prosper.
Shopping, retail and trade industry can get back to work safely by adopting regular rapid mass testing strategy, says World Nano Foundation
Holding back on rapid mass testing is now a public health emergency extending the war against COVID-19, say experts, and the shopping, retail and trade sector can potentially create safer back-to-work environments and negate the need for future lockdowns through
Forecourts facing an immediate economic headache over whether to invest in charging points, says Rapleys
At the start of 2021 the number of electric cars registered in the UK soared to almost half a million (435,000). With a record 175,000 (approx.) new electric vehicles registered in 2020, a 66% rise on 2019, along with the UK policy to ban
Sam Counterman, director of marketing, Northern Europe & global digital lead at Selligent Marketing Cloud, discusses his predictions for retailers in 2021
New expert insight reveals the retail design trends for 2021 from more welcoming designs to reflect real living spaces to focusing on experiences over sales.
Commenting on the publication of the Skills for Jobs White Paper Mark Corbett, education and skills policy manager, the FDF, said: “We welcome the publication of the Skills for Jobs White Paper today, and the focus on employers taking a
Of all the many seismic changes that 2020 has precipitated, one that may have gone under the radar of most people is the impact of the pandemic on perceptions of the UK supermarket sector.
AI is paving the way for massive growth in the retail sector, but it’s also a powerful tool for fraudsters. Gayathri Somanath, Signifyd’s vice president of product explains how to beat the bots
By Ian McGarrigle, chairman, World Retail Congress, using data from the World Retail Congress: The Retail World 2020: End of Year Report
Commercial teams at FMCG companies, who could be spending on average up to an estimated 800 hours each year processing and reporting on epos data, drawing insights from over 800 individual reports from retailers’ EPOS systems, could shortcut the route
As we enter the new year, environmental and sustainability concerns have arguably never been higher on the agenda. The incoming Biden presidency, alongside the ambitious goals set out by governments across the world ahead of the COP26 summit later this
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the UK economy – and no sector more-so than retail. The high street has been left near-empty for most of the year, while online retailers and marketplaces have continued to grow as they’ve been
Let’s face it – dealing with Brexit is not the start to 2021 anyone in retail needs right now. Even with a deal secured following months of negotiations with the EU, the industry faces several challenges in the year ahead.
Problems in the first few days since Brexit are the “tip of the iceberg”, according to cross-border e-commerce trade expert Hurricane Commerce.
Augmented Reality (AR) will help to create exciting new ways of shopping, as immersive eCommerce technologies become increasingly relied upon by retailers looking to win the trust of consumers in the post-COVID economy. This is according to global e-commerce platform,
Northern Ireland facing food supply disruption at its borders and may stop UK mainland businesses serving the market, says SCALA
David Howorth, executive director at SCALA, a leading provider of management services for the supply chain and logistics sector
Office Space in Town: working from home in perpetuity is neither sustainable for people or businesses
Commenting on the Prime Minister's view that there will be a strong return to the office following the coronavirus pandemic, Giles Fuchs, CEO of leading serviced office provider Office Space in Town, said: “The Prime Minister is right to put
Kalibrate 2021 predictions: Covid-19, data and analytics and fuel retailers finding the ‘new normal’
By Rich Wilcox, vice president, data operations at Kalibrate
From bots and money mule recruitment, to Authorised Push Payment fraud – what to expect from fraudsters in 2021
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, the global data and analytics provider, today predicts what it expects the key fraud trends will be in 2021. Fraud has evolved significantly in 2020, with fraudsters taking advantage of people’s fears and uncertainties around the Covid-19
The Workforce Institute at UKG today released its annual predictions of the top trends that will impact the global workforce in 2021.