Monday, October 18, 2021
Industry charity the Retail Trust has begun a fundraising appeal after demand for its services for retail workers rose by almost 90% amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Retail Trust launches fundraising appeal after demand for services doubles amid Covid-19

The Retail Trust has begun a fundraising appeal after demand for its services for retail workers rose by nearly 90% due to Covid-19.
Unemployment furlough

End of furlough: How retailers can alleviate unemployment

The furlough scheme was extended in March until the end of September, which saw employees continue to receive 80% of their salary for hours not worked. With the scheme now ending, Retail Gazette looks at whether unemployment is likely to rise and how retailers can alleviate this.

What’s to blame for shortages in retail workforces – Covid or Brexit?

As Covid and Brexit red tape continue to pose a challenge for retailers, how can they keep and find new employees as staff shortages persist?
Asda

Asda begins offering Covid-19 booster jabs

Asda has become the first supermarket to begin offering Covid-19 booster vaccinations.
Rishi Sunak has said he remains "confident" that Christmas presents will arrive in stores on time despite the escalating supply chain crisis.

Could Christmas really be cancelled this year?

As the UK continues to grapple with supply chain issues as well as Brexit and Covid, could Christmas really be cancelled this year?
Northern Ireland high street voucher scheme

High street £100 voucher scheme opens in Northern Ireland

The high street voucher scheme for Northern Ireland has led to a crash on the NI Direct site as online applications opened to the public.
Experts share their thoughts on how homewear & furniture retailers can capitalise and take over the high street following Covid.

Is homeware the new high street staple?

Experts share their thoughts on how homewear & furniture retailers can capitalise and take over the high street following Covid.
Fenwick has suffered widening full-year losses after enforced store closures drove a slump in sales during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fenwick losses widen as footfall remains low

Fenwick has suffered widening full-year losses after enforced store closures drove a slump in sales during the coronavirus pandemic.
Retail sales across Britain fell 0.9 per cent last month in another sign that retailers had a tough summer.

British retail sales fall 0.9% in August

Retail sales across Britain fell 0.9 per cent last month in another sign that retailers had a tough summer.
Morrisons won’t be run from Cayman Islands, insists Leahy

EXCLUSIVE: Morrisons boss targeted by anti-vax conspiracists

Morrisons’ chief executive has inadvertently fuelled a conspiracy theory that the supermarket is faking its balance sheet to pressure workers into getting vaccinated.

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The Linnworks Total Commerce Guide to Growth

In the new effortless economy, brands need to be available wherever their customers want to shop to capture every selling opportunity.  As shopping platforms...