Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Tesco offers £1000 bonus to new HGV drivers amid shortage crisis

Tesco offers £1000 bonus to new HGV drivers amid shortage crisis

Tesco is offering a £1000 joining bonus to lorry drivers who join the Big 4 grocer before the end of September amid (...)
NI's high street shopping vouchers could only be for the double-vaccinated

NI’s high street shopping vouchers could only be for the double-vaccinated

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has suggested he may support only allowing people who are double-vaccinated to cash in (...)
Footfall up 3.3% in week of Freedom Day; but pingdemic hampers confidence

Footfall up 3.3% in week of Freedom Day; but pingdemic hampers confidence

UK retail enjoyed a significant boost in footfall on Freedom Day last week, but the remainder of the week was hampered by (...)
As the ‘pingdemic’ forces workers to self isolate at home, fashion retailers are being forced to close shops.

Fashion retailers hit by the “pingdemic”

As the ‘pingdemic’ forces workers to isolate, fashion retailers are being forced to close shops while the opening of a new department store has also been delayed.
Supermarket staff have not been included in the list of key workers exempt from Covid-19 self-isolation rules

Retail store staff not exempt from Covid self-isolation

Retail store staff have not been included in the government’s list of key workers who will become exempt from the latest Covid-19 (...)
Iceland has confirmed plans to hire 2,000 spare staff to cover staff absences following the pingdemic.

Iceland to recruit 2000 staff to cover shortages

Iceland confirms plans to hire 2,000 extra store staff to cover staff absences following the so-called “pingdemic”.
Shop staff should be allowed to work if they are pinged to self-isolate - BRC

Shop staff should be allowed to work if they are pinged to self-isolate –...

The BRC has urged the government to ensure staff in retail stores and suppliers should be allowed to work even if they (,,,)
Mulberry returns to profit in the year to 27 March 2021 following growth in international sales and its digital performance.

Strong digital performance & international sales boost Mulberry

Mulberry returns to profit in the year to 27 March 2021 following growth in international sales and its digital performance.
The number of shoppers buying groceries online fell for the first time ever

Online grocery sales fall for first time on record

The number of shoppers buying groceries online fell for the first time ever as the peak of home deliveries during the pandemic eased.
New data has revealed that footfall across all UK retail destinations increased by just 0.9 per cent last week from the previous seven day period.

Retail footfall only edged up 0.9% last week

New data has revealed that footfall across all UK retail destinations increased by just 0.9% week on week in the seven days to 17 July.

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How third-party logistics suppliers can facilitate operations for fashion retailers

The rise of e-commerce has led to a monumental shift in consumer expectations around choice, delivery speed and price, which has introduced new pressures...