Thursday, September 23, 2021
Gift cards key in reactivating the high street post-Covid

Gift vouchers key in reactivating the high street post-Covid

With retail reopened and almost all Covid-19 restrictions eased, new research has found that gift vouchers are a key driver (...)
The number of temporary delivery drivers has fallen by more than a quarter as thousands of workers return to their pre-pandemic jobs in retail, new research suggests.

Fall in number of temporary delivery drivers as hospitality and retail reopen

The number of temporary delivery drivers has fallen by more than a quarter as thousands of workers return to their pre-pandemic (...)
Northern Ireland's £100 high street voucher scheme to open in September

Northern Ireland’s £100 high street voucher scheme to open in September

A high street voucher scheme that will give everyone in Northern Ireland aged 18 and over a pre-paid card worth £100 is (...)
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 (...)
Retail sales grew continued to grow by three per cent in August thanks to the “resilience” of the grocery sector, but both growth and online sales slowed considerably.

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 cancels 250 store deliveries a week over lorry driver shortfall

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 (,,,)

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Retail Gazette Report: Countdown to 2023

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was delaying its plans to phase out third-party cookies from its Chrome browser, granting a much-discussed extension...