Saturday, September 18, 2021
John Lewis Partnership has reported a return to first half profit after a COVID-pandemic hit loss last year.

John Lewis returns to first half profit but warns of uncertainty

John Lewis Partnership has reported a return to first half profit after a COVID-pandemic hit loss last year.
Sainsbury's will offer lower prices to customers using its digital loyalty scheme and self-scanner service.

Sainsburys to offer discounts via digital loyalty scheme

Sainsbury's will offer lower prices to customers using its digital loyalty scheme and self-scanner service.
Iceland cancels 250 store deliveries a week over lorry driver shortfall

Iceland cancels 250 store deliveries a week amid driver shortages

Iceland has been forced to cancel 250 store deliveries a week as it is caught up in a national shortage of lorry drivers.
Co-op is partnering with Amazon and extending its robot deliveries as it aims to more than double online sales by the end of the year.30 The Original Factory Shop concessions will open inside its food stores over the next 15 months.

Co-op partners with Amazon to offer rapid grocery delivery

Co-op is partnering with Amazon and extending its robot deliveries as it aims to more than double online sales by the end of the year.
Formalwear

Should retailers scale down on formalwear as Brits work from home?

As M&S announces it will stop selling suits in most of its stores, it correlates with Kantar's data suggesting that annual sales of men’s suiting fell from £469m in 2016 to £159m in the past year to July. Retail Gazette looks at whether retailers should cut down on their formalwear offerings as people continue to work from home.
Primark has announced plans to boost sustainability in an effort to retain its loyal customer base, but analysts say its lack of online store could drive them away. 

Primark’s lack of ecommerce could “be a step towards the end” as shares drop...

Primark has announced plans to boost sustainability in an effort to retain its loyal customer base, but analysts say its lack of online store could drive them away. 
EXCLUSIVE: Morrisons boss targeted by anti-vax conspiracists

EXCLUSIVE: Morrisons boss targeted by anti-vax conspiracists

Morrisons’ chief executive has inadvertently fuelled a conspiracy theory that the supermarket is faking its balance sheet to pressure workers into getting vaccinated.
The Post Office has signed a new partnership with Swarm Markets which will allow shoppers to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum vouchers. 

The Post Office will soon let you buy Bitcoin through its app

The Post Office has signed a new partnership with Swarm Markets which will allow shoppers to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum vouchers. 
Zalando marks one year of entering the pre-owned category with a new marketing campaign, Drama Free highlighting its convenience.

Zalando celebrates one year of pre-owned category with new campaign

Zalando marks one year of entering the pre-owned category with a new marketing campaign, Drama Free highlighting its convenience.
M&S takes aim at EU’s ‘fandango of bureaucracy’ on imports

M&S takes aim at EU’s ‘fandango of bureaucracy’ on imports

Marks & Spencer has branded the EU’s border rules “pointless bureaucracy” as the government delays checks on food imports.

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