Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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 (...)
UK retail increased by 2.7% last week from the previous seven-day period after city centres were boosted by people making a return to the office.

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 (,,,)
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.

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Need for speed: how the drive for digital is transforming workforces

At the start of 2020, many businesses were already beginning to adapt gradually to workforce and consumer needs, and the resulting demand for agile...