Saturday, January 22, 2022
HGV driver shortage

HGV driver shortage eases as workers return

New research has found that the HGV driver shortage has eased significantly in recent months, as almost half the drivers who left the profession during the pandemic have now been recovered.
Shopping wheelchair user

Diversity and inclusion: why there’s no ‘silver bullet’ for retail

Embracing diversity and creating an inclusive culture is vital for retailers looking to connect with consumers. Retail Gazette speaks to Tesco, M&S and the BRC to find out more about how the industry is committing to change.

M&S boss Steve Rowe could step down in 18 months’ time

Marks & Spencer is preparing for chief executive Steve Rowe to step down from his role within the next 18 months.
Shein named ‘most manipulative’ fast fashion website

Shein launches “targeted investigation” after allegations of worker exploitation

Shein has launched a “targeted investigation” following allegations of worker exploitation, after an investigation by Public Eye.
Asda has partnered with the specialist retailer of craft beers and ciders, Craft on Draft to launch a refillable draught beer concept.

Asda creates new tech roles to separate IT systems from ex-owner Walmart

Asda has created hundreds of new roles as part of a transformation project to separate its IT systems from former owner Walmart.
Clarks has agreed to allow mediators to help resolve the ongoing strike at its warehouse in Street, Somerset.ete

Clarks agrees to mediation over ongoing fire-and-rehire strike

Clarks has reportedly appointed mediators to help resolve a strike at its Somerset warehouse.

Lidl to invest £18m in staff wages

Lidl is set to become the UK’s highest-paying supermarket after revealing plans to invest £18 million in wages.
The Hut Group

The Hut Group under attack from ex-staff over unfair dismissal

The Hut Group is under fire after four former employees in the US have accused the retailer of dismissing them for attempting to reveal health and safety breaches.

Clarks “disappointed” with union’s neglect to help staff against abuse

Clarks has urged for action to be taken on homophobic abuse, intimidation, harassment, and threats of violence to its employees.

26% retail workers considering quitting jobs due to stress

New research has found that retail employees are considering leaving their jobs because of excessive stress suffered during the last year.

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The State of Digital Marketing

Mapp is running a 5-min survey to assess how companies in the UK have reshaped their marketing strategies during 2021 and their priorities for 2022. Why should...