Thursday, January 20, 2022

Waterstones makes “good money” as it prepares to open 5 stores in next 4...

Bookshop Waterstone's is set to open five new stores over the next month as it touts its insulation “from the wider retail economy” amid its search for a buyer.

100 jobs axed amid Pentland restructure

100 jobs are set to be axed at Speedo, Berghaus and Boxfresh owner Pentland Brands amid a group restructure, according to Drapers.
Living Wage

Lidl matches living wage guidelines, becomes highest-paying supermarket

16,000 Lidl employees are set to receive a pay rise as the supermarket pledges to meet new guidelines published by the Living Wage Foundation.
David metcalf

Sir David Metcalf calls on government to embargo poor practice factories

Director of labour market enforcement Sir David Metcalf has called on the government to embargo UK factories which fail to pay workers a minimum wage.
Job cuts

Retail job cuts now the highest since records began

Retail job cuts have hit their highest rate since records began nearly a decade ago thanks in part to automation and wage increases.

390 jobs axed at New Look

390 jobs have been axed at fast fashion retailer New Look amid efforts to rebalance levels of senior and junior staff.
North West

Amazon creates another 1200 jobs in the North West

Amazon is set to open its third fulfilment centre in the North West of England, creating thousands of jobs and bringing the retailers investment in the UK to £6.4 billion since 2010.
employee satisfaction

Apprenticeship levy “not working” after 61% decline in starters

Retail leaders in the UK have expressed criticism over the new apprenticeship levy after a 61 per cent drop in people starting an apprenticeship.

62,000 retail jobs lost last year: ONS

The online revolution has squeezed another 62,000 jobs out of the UK retail sector last year, according to new research.
Gender Diversity Boardroom

BRC launches retail gender diversity initiative

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative alongside Timewise aimed at driving gender diversity in managerial roles.

Feature Resource

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...