Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Face masks should remain compulsory in shops, Usdaw union says

Face masks should remain compulsory in shops, Usdaw says

The government is coming under increasing pressure from unions representing workers across the UK to reverse plans to end (...)
Refundable is launching a petition to introduce the Shop Out to Help Out scheme, in a bid to entice shoppers back out to high streets.

Petition launched to introduce ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ scheme

Refundable is launching a petition to introduce the Shop Out to Help Out scheme, in a bid to entice shoppers back out to high streets.
Mask rule change risks rise in abuse towards shop workers - BRC

Mask rule change risks rise in abuse towards shop workers – BRC

Staff in shops could face an increase in abuse and violence in stores once restrictions are eased, according to the boss of (...)
Grocers seek clarity over mask-wearing after July 19

Grocers seek clarity over mask-wearing after July 19

Grocery and retail bosses are seeking further government guidance around mask-wearing, despite the Prime Minister (...)
M&S customers from Northern Ireland could see higher prices if EU customs rules come into force later this year as planned

M&S promises surprises from a reshaped business

Marks & Spencer is emerging from the covid19 crisis as a very different business that will surprise people with its financial performance, Chairman says.
Westfield

Westfield shoppers will be told to wear masks after July 19

Shoppers at Westfield shopping centres will be encouraged to wear masks even after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted from July 19.
UK consumer confidence rose for the sixth month in a row in July driven by the economy recovering much faster than initially expected.

UK high streets may never recover from Covid-19, ministers warn

Ministers have warned that footfall across high streets in the UK may never reach pre-pandemic levels as Boris Johnson confirmed plans to lift restrictions in shops, restaurants and pubs on England's "freedom day" on July 19.
The retail trade union Usdaw is urging the government not to lift safety measures in stores as part of the release of Covid restrictions set to take place from July 19th.

“This is not the time to water down safety in stores,” Usdaw says

Usdaw urges the government to keep safety measures in place in stores as part of the release of Covid restrictions set to take place from July 19th.
Asda

Asda to launch hybrid working model for head office staff

Asda has confirmed it will introduce a permanent hybrid working model for head office workers once social distancing restrictions are lifted.
Retailers face rising costs as Covid support schemes taper off

Retailers face rising costs as Covid support schemes taper off

Billions of pounds of Covid-19 support is being phased out as the economy begins to tentatively recover from the crisis.

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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...