Working from home will be prevalent post-pandemic

New report predicts Covid-19’s permanent impact on ecommerce

The last two years have brought fast and dramatic changes to the way we buy and receive goods. To what extent will these changes endure in 2022 and beyond?
lateral flow test

Will there be a Covid test price war on the high street?

With the government's plans underway to stop providing free Covid lateral flow tests from April, there may be a price war on the high street.
Cosmetics giant Lush has said it will continue to pay staff to self-isolate if they test positive for Covid even when restrictions are lifted in England.

Lush to continue paying staff to isolate when Covid restrictions end in England

Lush will continue to pay staff to self-isolate if they test positive for Covid even when restrictions are lifted in England.
Superdrug

Superdrug undercuts Boots with pledge to sell Covid tests for just £1.99

Superdrug has undercut Boots after pledging to sell Covid-19 lateral flow tests for just £1.99 each - 51p less than Boots.
Job losses

Nearly 135,000 retail jobs lost during pandemic

New research has found that almost 135,000 retail jobs have been lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 tests

End of free Covid tests will harm shopworkers, union warns

The end of free Covid tests, self-isolation rules and mandatory face masks could affect the safety of shopworkers.
H&M will open its first UK outlet store this spring

Three drivers behind H&M’s post-Covid recovery that helped profits soar sevenfold

H&M recently celebrated a “strong recovery” as full-year profits rose nearly sevenfold. Retail Gazette looks at ways in which the fashion retailer has managed to bounce back from the downfalls of the pandemic.
All Saints sales have rebounded after what it termed the most challenging year in its history

AllSaints sales rebound after ‘most challenging year in its history’

All Saints sales have rebounded after what it termed the most challenging year in its history as it eyes future growth opportunities post-Covid.
Sainsbury's and Wilko have asked customers to continue wearing face masks in store

Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Wilko ask shoppers to continue wearing face masks

Sainsbury’s and Wilko will ask customers and staff to continue to wear face masks in its shops when Plan B rules end in England tomorrow.
London was hit the hardest in terms of sales lost during Covid-19

Data: The 10 cities that lost the most sales since Covid hit

London lost almost a year’s worth of retail sales since Covid began with big cities particularly hit by lockdowns, home working and a lack of tourists.

Feature Resource

eCommerce Returns: Consumer Trends and the Impact on Retailers

Consumers buying online can equal higher volumes of product returns! Whistl has reviewed recent research and outlined the change in consumer eCommerce buying trends...